Money Supply Growth Falls Again, Dropping to 105-Month Low

By: Ryan McMaken Growth in the supply of US dollars fell again in May, this time to a 105-month low of 5.4 percent. The last time the money supply grew at a smaller rate was during September 2008 — at a rate of 5.2 percent. The money-supply … [Read more...]

6 random things for Friday (UK borrowing rises, millennials love eating out, gold)

News Story of the Day: borrowing in the United Kingdom is growing at a rapid pace as inflation continues to lift debt levels. Here is what MarketWatch reports: U.K. government borrowing increased on the year in the three months through June, … [Read more...]

Why do government agencies grow year after year?

Thomas DiLorenzo wrote in "The Problem with Socialism" that government agencies have no incentive to solve problems, find savings in their departments and be competitive. It is actually the opposite: in order to receive bigger budgets year after … [Read more...]

To Fix Healthcare, Trump Needs to Repeal a Lot More than Obamacare

By: Ryan McMaken I've always been willing to accept a repeal of Obamacare that was less than perfect, and I've never subscribed to the idea that only a total and complete repeal of Obamacare should warrant my support. Even a small tax cut is … [Read more...]

Can Japan End its Easy-Money Addiction?

By: Brendan Brown The shock landslide defeat of PM Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the recent Tokyo metropolitan elections — and the triumph there of Tokyo Governor Koike’s new party (Tomin First) — has lit a faint hope that the … [Read more...]

Robert Wenzel launches weekly YouTube series, talks Say’s Law

Robert Wenzel, the editor and publisher of Economic Policy Journal and Target Liberty, has launched a new weekly YouTube series called "Sunday Morning with Robert Wenzel." This should be juicy. In his first episode, Wenzel talks Say's Law - … [Read more...]

Video: Students love socialism, can’t explain what it is

University students today love the concept of socialism and communism. That is because they are constantly told by their Marxist professors and Bernie Sanders that it will end poverty and make everyone happier. Campus Reform conducted several … [Read more...]

Week in Review: July 10 to July 16

In case you missed any of this week's articles, here is a round-up of some of the most read pieces written by the Economic Collapse News staff: ‘In over their head’ Canadians can’t cope with BOC’s rising interest rates ‘Welcome to Hell’: … [Read more...]

Wow! PewDiePie educates 56 million subscribers on gender pay gap myth

Certainly you should never get your economics education from an entertainment YouTube channel. That said, it is interesting when a channel has tens of millions of subscribers and they are able to open up the minds of many of their viewers. This … [Read more...]

A perfect illustration of how government really works

Politicians pretend to be Santa Claus and voters like to think politicians are Santa Claus. Whenever election season comes around and public officials promise "free" stuff, voters become giddy and lend their support to the R or D. But how is all … [Read more...]