6 random things for Friday (investors dump $9 billion of stock, Google, business taxes)

News Story of the Day: it has been reported that close to $9 billion worth of stock was dumped this past week because of concerns over United States President Donald Trump. Due to the political turmoil unfolding in the White House, investors are … [Read more...]

The World’s Central Banks Are Frozen with Fear

By: Ryan McMaken 2016 was supposed to be the year that the Federal Reserve "normalized" its policies. As much as two years ago — after years of a near-zero target rate — the Fed was swearing that it would begin to raise rates back to "normal" … [Read more...]

Market Magic! University of Missouri losing students, money amid free speech restrictions

The free market is working its magic once again. Do you remember a couple of years ago, when a University of Missouri called for some "muscle" to help suppress coverage of the college shutting down free speech? Well, that post-secondary … [Read more...]

New Miss USA echoes Ron Paul, says healthcare is not a right – left explodes

The regressive left has said that healthcare is a universal right that should be enjoyed by all Americans. And many people on both sides of the political aisle tend to agree with the sentiment. But just because they agree with the idea it doesn't … [Read more...]

Sorry, John Oliver, Ditch Net Neutrality Now

By: Chris Calton Anybody who has ever dealt with internet lag should realize that bandwidth is a finite resource. Like any other economically scarce commodity, the price and profit mechanisms of the market serve to direct the allocation of this … [Read more...]

Week in Review: May 8 to May 14

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: Fail: Hillary Clinton trying to be anti-establishment by criticizing the media The Connection Between … [Read more...]

Boom Over? Money-Supply Growth Fell to an 8-year Low in March

By: Ryan McMaken The supply of US dollars has slowed during early 2017 with March's year-over-year percentage increase hitting a 103-month low of 5.9 percent. The last time the year-over-year growth rate was lower was during September of 2008, … [Read more...]

Biggest Tax Cut in U.S. History? 3 Ways Trump’s Tax “Cuts” Will Raise Taxes

By: Ryan McMaken Tax cuts are great when they are actually tax cuts. In a system with a central bank, though, tax cuts are never tax cuts if there are no spending cuts to accompany them. This is because tax cuts without spending cuts simply mean … [Read more...]

Paging Thomas Sowell – UT-Austin students shut down YAF chapter opposing affirmative action

Political discourse, the debating of ideas and intelligent conversation on college campuses have all been eviscerated in recent years. If you don't adopt politically correct opinion and espouse liberal/socialist ideas then you will be labeled a white … [Read more...]

The Connection Between Money-Supply Growth, Inflation

By: Frank Shostak In the article “Rapid money supply growth does not cause inflation” written by Richard Vague at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, December 2, 2016, the author argues that empirical evidence shows that increases in money … [Read more...]