When Government Acts, “Unintended Consequences” Follow

By Jp Cortez In 1850, French economist Frédéric Bastiat published an essay that is misunderstood, or more often, unread, titled, “That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen.” Bastiat brilliantly introduced the idea of opportunity cost and, … [Read more...]

U.S. has interfered in elections for years – now Americans are upset they’re the victims

Americans are suddenly flabbergasted that a foreign government may have inserted itself into the recent presidential election. This reaction is both absurd and ironic considering the U.S. has made election meddling and regime change a permanent … [Read more...]

How Trump Can Bring Outside-the-Box Thinking to Bear on the Fed

By Stefan Gleason President-elect Donald Trump will soon have the opportunity to put his stamp on the Federal Reserve. And that is making the elite body of central bankers nervous. On the campaign trail, Trump harangued Fed chair Janet Yellen … [Read more...]

A 6 Step Plan for Trump to Make Our Money Great Again

By Stefan Gleason and Jp Cortez Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States in January. Americans will then find out then if “Make America Great Again” is more than a campaign slogan. It isn’t going to be easy. On … [Read more...]

We Should Take Our Cues From Markets — Not Politicians

By Jp Cortez I grew up a block away from the 7-train, where I’d take a short ride from the 90th Street station to the Willets Point—Shea Stadium station to watch my favorite team, the New York Mets. Sitting in the stands as a young child, I … [Read more...]

The Unique Evil of the Left

By: Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. Is it too much to say that since the French Revolution, the left has been the source of virtually all political evils, and continues to be so in our day? There can be no doubt that great cruelty and violence can … [Read more...]

What Can Gold Do for Our Money?

By Stefan Gleason One of the chief virtues of a gold standard is that it serves as a restraint on the growth of money and credit. It makes runaway government deficit spending and major monetary catastrophes such as hyperinflation practically … [Read more...]

Why the stock market could crash very soon

With the possibility of the Federal Reserve slowing down its bond-buying, money-printing initiatives sometime next year – perhaps even as early as this year – many are contemplating the negative consequences it could have on the United States and … [Read more...]

June jobs report headlines are ignoring economic reality: full time jobs are disappearing

The number of jobs went up in June but what is not being reported is that the number of full time jobs actually went down.  The total number went up because full time jobs are being replaced by part time jobs in the service sector.  Not exactly good … [Read more...]

Peter Schiff: Decline in gold being caused by speculators

Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Precious Metals has a new video blog about the reasons for the recent massive decline in the price of gold.  His view is that it is being driven by speculators who got in the market as gold was going up. These speculators … [Read more...]