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We Hold these Truths to Be Self Evident. Not!

The founding of America in 1776 was based on the following values spelled out in our Declaration of Independence. “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among ... [Read More]

The Future of Money is Gold

Alasdair Macleod, Chris Taylor and Michael Oliver are returning guests on this week’s program. Alasdair will explain why gold, not crypto currencies, is destined to replace fiat money because cryptos can only act as stores of value so long as fiat ... [Read More]

The Return of the Bond Vigilantes?

Bloody Awful! While copper and oil continued to rise and the Rogers Raw Materials posted a strong gain this week, the Biden Treasury and friends made sure price discovery for gold and silver, which compete as money with fraudulent fiat, was denied. ... [Read More]

What Became of the Crow?

Robert Moriarty and Dr. Quinton Hennigh return as guests on this week’s program. An early settler in NW Australia, James Withnell aided by a nasty crow, first discovered gold in Australia's Pilbara in 1888. For reasons spelled out in Robert's book ... [Read More]

Class Harmony, Not Class War

By: George ReismanThe discontent and unrest that followed the 2020 presidential election was, at least in major part, one of the innumerable destructive consequences of an almost 250-year-old error in economic theory made by Adam Smith: namely, the ... [Read More]

Wind Power Is a Disaster in Texas, No Matter What Paul Krugman Says

In the wake of February’s tragic power outages in Texas, during which 4.5 million households suffered service interruptions, partisans on both sides have been quick to interpret the events as confirmation of their preferred energy policies. With news ... [Read More]

Scotia Sells its COMEX NY Vault, in Slow Motion Exit from Gold and Silver Markets

While ScotiaBank has sold its New York COMEX vault to MTB (MKS PAMP), it is still very much involved in the gold and silver markets.Powered by WPeMatico ... [Read More]

Capital and Labor Both Suffer under Minimum Wage Mandates

President Biden and the Democratic Party have pushed hard to more than double the national minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour over the next four years. This aggressive intervention in the functioning of labor markets has been heavily ... [Read More]

What Rothbard’s Defense of Religion Teaches Us about Resisting the Covid State

Murray Rothbard died more than a quarter century before the outbreak of the covid mania and tyranny, but if he were alive today, he wouldn’t be surprised to see that the most common resistance at an institutional level comes from churches. Original ... [Read More]

Stimulus And Consumers Are The Keys – Part I

March 7, 2021 At this point in our lives, we are hoping the new COVID-19 vaccines will do their part to help move the world towards more normal consumer and economic activities.  The US Senate recently a new $1.9 Trillion stimulus package ... [Read More]

Inflation Or Deflation? Here’s How It Will All End

Adam Taggart, PeakProsperity.com  MAR 5, 2021 Our friend Adam Taggart interviews highly-respected market researcher Luke Gromen about the three massive threats facing the global economy at this unique period in history: 1. The ... [Read More]

U.S. Dollar Soars Higher!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts March 8, 2021 * currencies & metals both get sold by the tuck load * What will the Fed do to limit the 10-year's yield rise?  Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you! What a weekend! Besides ... [Read More]

Too Busy Frontrunning Inflation, Nobody Sees the Deflationary Tsunami

Those looking up from their "free fish!" frolicking will see the tsunami too late to save themselves. It's an amazing sight to see the water recede from the bay, and watch the crowd frolic in the shallows, scooping up the flopping fish. In this ... [Read More]

The Fed’s Money Supply Measures: The Good News—and the Really, Really Bad News

Last week the Fed announced that, retroactive to May 2020, its M1 money stock measure would include savings deposits, which were reclassified as transaction accounts similar to other deposit components of M1 such as demand deposits and other ... [Read More]

The V-Shaped Recovery Never Happened

In a display of unconvincing enthusiasm, NBC reported today that payroll employment “surged” in February. Specifically, total nonfarm payrolls (seasonally adjusted) grew 379,000, month-over-month which was above the expected increase of 210,000. That ... [Read More]

To Understand Economics, First Understand Private Property

In Man, Economy, and State, Murray Rothbard expounds the principles of economics by reconstructing an economy from the ground up. Following the practice of classical economists, he opens the book by imagining Robinson Crusoe alone on an island. After ... [Read More]

Isabel Patterson: A Woman Whose Wisdom Could Literally Save the World

By: Gary GallesWomen’s History Month celebrates many who have made incredible contributions. But I have never seen a woman who “could literally save the world” by how she advanced liberty honored during it. It is time to rectify that omission and ... [Read More]

America’s Infrastructure Needs Some Love, but Will Rising Rates Check Spending?

  Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases its report card on the condition of America’s infrastructure. In 2017, the group gave the U.S. a dismal D+, writing that crumbling infrastructure “is impeding our ... [Read More]

The True Cost of Taxation Is Much Higher Than Your Tax Bill

If we look beyond the mere tax revenue totals, we begin to understand that the cost of taxation to society is far higher than the tax revenue raised and that the costs to society of taxation grow faster than the size of government. Original Article: ... [Read More]

“Jeffrey, this is Murray. Murray Rothbard.”

By: Jeffrey M. HerbenerI was sitting in my office at Washington and Jefferson College chatting with my department chairman, Felix Livingston. It was late spring of 1988. When the phone rang, Felix motioned for me to take the call. “Hello, this is ... [Read More]

Aggregated Data Hides the Damage Done by Minimum Wage Hikes

Democrats are again pushing to increase the federal minimum wage, this time roughly doubling it to $15 per hour. And as with every such push, that has involved invoking “rosy scenario” sales pitches about how low-wage workers will be big ... [Read More]

Rothbard nos enseña a nunca sacrificar la ética de la libertad para que la gente se sienta cómoda con la idea

By: Daniella BassiEsta semana es el cumpleaños de Murray Rothbard. Es una oportunidad para maravillarse con el notable teórico que fue, y en mi opinión La ética de la libertad fue su mayor contribución al mundo que dejó atrás y a las innumerables ... [Read More]

Benedict XVI: A Life

Benedict XVI: A LifeBy Peter SeewaldVolume 1: Youth in Nazi Germany to the Second Vatican Council 1927–19651Published in English by Bloomsbury Continuum, London, 2020Translated by Dinah Livingstone Peter Seewald has recently published an extensive ... [Read More]