Will Trump end NAFTA in the coming days?

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is just another international crony trade deal that has hurt free trade since its inception. And now it may be coming to an end if the White House has its way. It is being reported that President … [Read more...]

Trump White House announces ‘biggest tax cut’ in U.S. history

The Trump administration has announced the "biggest tax cut" and "largest tax reform" in United States history. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn unveiled some of the details of the … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Fracking helps U.S. become one of few nations to reduce CO2 emissions

The United States has become one of the few nations in the world to reduce their CO2 emissions. It isn't due to any significant change to government energy policy. In fact it is because of one energy trend that has occurred in recent years that … [Read more...]

Paging Murray Rothbard – Steven Mnuchin promises tax reform ‘very soon’

United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a conference on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank spring meetings in Washington on Thursday that tax reform is coming, Reuters reports. According to Mnuchin, … [Read more...]

Infographic: NAFTA’S track record since 1994

It doesn't look like President Donald Trump will abolish the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It remains unclear if Trump is able to successfully adjust NAFTA, too. But why is NAFTA such a concern? Well, because it has had a mixed track … [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...]