Under Socialized Medicine, the State Owns You

By: Justin Murray As Americans were spending time scrambling to give the IRS their annual protection fee, the court system in the United Kingdom, at the behest of National Health Service bureaucrats, abducted and murdered an 8-month-old baby. … [Read more...]

U.S. starts trade war by slapping 24% tariff on Canadian softwood lumber

Where the heck is United States President Donald Trump getting his economic advice from? The Trump administration announced that it is slapping tariffs up to 24 percent on imported softwood lumber. Shortly after the gathering of conservative … [Read more...]

What the Wage Equality Crusaders Don’t Understand

By: Brittany Hunter Women in the workforce are constantly bombarded by rhetoric intended to make us feel less appreciated than our male colleagues. Politicians and Hollywood celebrities — many of whom have never worked one day in a traditional … [Read more...]

Fail: Cato VP of Research Brink Lindsey thinks Ron Paul is a xenophobe

What the heck is going on at the Cato Institute? Brink Lindsey, Vice President of research at the Cato Institute, sent out a series of tweets last week that accused former Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul of being xenophobic, adding that the … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Apr. 17 to Apr. 23

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: Ron Paul: The Federal Reserve is a political institution Peter Schiff: ‘We’re headed for a major major … [Read more...]

Alan Greenspan is a sellout

By: David Gordon Sebastian Mallaby is the Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economic Relations at the Council on Foreign Relations. One can be sure, then, that his new comprehensive book, The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of … [Read more...]

6 random things for Friday (state pension shortfall, media hate Trump, Earth Day)

News Story of the Day: for years, libertarian economists have been warning about the inevitable collapse of the state public pension system. Despite the calls for action, the governments ignored the problem and maintained the status quo. Now it is … [Read more...]

Video: The rise and fall of America’s national banks

Learn Liberty has a new video that briefly explains the rise and fall of America's national banks. For libertarians, central banking is the root of many of our problems and should be abolished immediately. Even legendary free market economist Milton … [Read more...]

Protectionism will always kill jobs (video)

The protectionist rhetoric espoused by the likes of President Donald Trump or Marine Le Pen defies economic reasoning. They contend that protectionism is a necessary force in order to protect the nation's workers and stop foreign companies from … [Read more...]

When are low-wage workers better than automation?

By: Justin Murray Time and time again, these pages have listed numerous benefits of automation and robotics. The discussions point out that mechanization doesn’t make us poor, that attempting to tax machines is counter-productive. Automation … [Read more...]