On the the next podcast: "The Truth about Russia’s Golden Ruble & the Dollar’s Demise" Alasdair Macleod and Ewan Downie are guests this week.

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Michael Oliver’s Never Been More Bullish on Silver

Michael Oliver and David Wolfin return as guests on our new Audio/Video format at JayTaylorMedia and the JayTaylorMedia YouTube channel. With a large number of countries led by China, Russia, the BRICS, Saudi Arabia, and a host of other oil producing gulf states, the petrodollar which has long enabled the U.S. to live way beyond its ... [Read More]

Recession and More Debt

Paper assets like stocks and bonds and other make-believe wealth assets like Bitcoin provided “good” inflation this past week. That is the kind of inflation that makes the rich get richer so it’s deemed good by the establishment. On the other hand, ... [Read More]

What About the Dollar Milkshake Theory? And Klondike?

John Rubino and Peter Tallman were my guests on 1/25/23 in my first show of Turning Hard Times Into Good Times in the new format.  Interviews covering similar themes and guests will be available at JayTaylorMedia.com/audio and at ... [Read More]

More Recession Signs: Money Supply Growth Went Negative Again in December

Money supply growth fell again in December, falling even further into negative territory after turning negative in November for the first time in twenty-eight years. December's drop continues a steep downward trend from the unprecedented highs ... [Read More]

Will Powell Pivot as Currency Wars Escalate?

On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop discuss Jay Powell's exercise in Fed-speak this week. While political pressure mounts at home for the Fed to turn dovish, growing international challenges to the dollar's dominance mount. ... [Read More]

Wyoming Senate Votes to Hold, Invest, and Receive Tax Payments in Gold and Silver

By: Jp Cortez The Wyoming State Senate today voted 16-15, on a bipartisan basis, to pass a bill prompting the Wyoming state treasurer to hold gold and silver “specie” to protect the state – as well as establish a process to receive certain tax ... [Read More]

The Fed Is Already Flashing Signs It’s Done Raising Rates

The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on Wednesday raised the target policy interest rate (the federal funds rate) to 4.75 percent, an increase of 25 basis points. With this latest increase, the target has increased 4.5 percent ... [Read More]

Governments Cannot Effectively Regulate Vaccines

Because government officials do not worry about the consequences of making mistakes, the government should not be permitted to regulate anything as important as vaccines. Original Article: "Governments Cannot Effectively Regulate Vaccines" This Audio ... [Read More]

The Chinese Communist Party Is Creating a Crackdown Economy

True story: Many weekends during my studies in Changzhou, China, my friends and I would go out to have a drink only to realize that our favorite bar was not open that night. In fact, all of the city’s clubs would be closed. The reason? Police had ... [Read More]

The Recent Protests in Brasilia: Practical Results and the Dynamic of Power Perpetuation

By: Gabriel Camargo The protests that took place in Brasilia earlier this month perfectly exemplify the established dynamics of domination. Bolsonaro's supporters not only made the mistake of trusting in politicians, but in the armed forces that, ... [Read More]

A tale of two worlds

In the war between the western alliance and the Asian axis, the media focus is on the Ukrainian battlefield. The real war is in currencies, with Russia capable of destroying the dollar. So far, Putin’s actions have been relatively passive. But ... [Read More]

Groundhog Day 2023!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts February 2, 2023 * FOMC hikes rates just 25 basis points...  * BOE hikes rates 50 basis points, ECB is up next! Good Day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to one and all! Well, that was a wild ride on ... [Read More]

Corporate Welfare for Farmers Is Swell until It’s Not: The Case of Arizona Reservoirs

What at first seem like gifts from the state (handouts for some at the expense of others) lead to unfortunate events that cannot be stopped once begun. Original Article: "Corporate Welfare for Farmers Is Swell until It's Not: The Case of Arizona ... [Read More]

You Think the Global Economy Is Brightening? Beware: The Big Hit Is Yet to Come

Relief is spreading among economic analysts and stock market experts. Energy prices are decreasing noticeably. The energy supply this winter seems secure; in Europe, government support for consumers and producers is available if needed. China is ... [Read More]

Peace Sells, and I’m Buying

By: Christopher Baecker We just concluded a national, state and county election season where crime and economic volatility were at the forefront. These issues are likely to occupy the minds of voters in municipal elections across the country this ... [Read More]

2023 Libertarian Scholars Conference

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The Modern State Cannot Exist without Fiat Money

Fiat money is the fuel of the modern Leviathan state. If we wish to have freedom, we must have sound money. Original Article: "The Modern State Cannot Exist without Fiat Money" This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher ... [Read More]

Is the Japanese Low Inflation–Low Interest Rate Model at an End?

The macroeconomic situation in Japan seems to be coming to a head. When the Bank of Japan, under its President Haruhiko Kuroda, announced on December 20, 2022, that it would raise its interest rate ceiling on ten-year Japanese government bonds from ... [Read More]

Fiat Money Inflation Not Only Raises Prices but Also Undermines Division of Labor

Government interference into money creation and production harms the economy in a number of ways, including skewing the organization of division of labor. Original Article: "Fiat Money Inflation Not Only Raises Prices but Also Undermines Division of ... [Read More]

“Stakeholder Capitalism” Is an Incoherent Term

At the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos this year, Klaus Schwab gave a televised interview where he said that stakeholder capitalism will become the ideal economic system for efficiently allocating resources in order to “master ze ... [Read More]

Social Security Taxes Aren’t “Your” Money

After French protestors took the street to complain about the increase in the retirement age, I read quite a few jokes in social media about how protesting in France is the local pastime. protests.jpg That may be ... [Read More]

It’s A FOMC DAY!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts February 1, 2023 * currencies and metals turn around on Tuesday! * Memo to traders: There's a shortage of Copper....  Good Day… And a Wonderful Wednesday to you! And.. Welcome to February! Except for last ... [Read More]