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...]

Georgia’s economic output is bigger than Taiwan – and other data

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) put together a fascinating chart comparing the gross domestic product (GDP) of states and nations. Although the GDP should never be a reliable tool, it does provide a snapshot as to how big or small an economy … [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...]

6 random things for Friday (Snapchat craters, Friedman on spending, free speech suppression)

News Story of the Day: Snap Inc is gradually rebounding on the final trading session of the week, but it cratered more than 20 percent on Thursday. In its first earnings report, Snapchat posted a $2.2 billion loss, immediately disappointing … [Read more...]

Shock: U.S. government runs second-highest monthly surplus in April

You know President Donald Trump will claim for credit this. According to a new report from the United States Treasury Department, the federal government ran its second-highest monthly surplus in history last month. Washington had an April surplus … [Read more...]

California, Illinois, and New York Keep Losing People to Other States

By: Ryan McMaken It seems that many residents of the West Coast and the Northeast are leaving those regions behind. In March, for example, the Sacramento Bee reported that California "exports its poor to Texas...while wealthier people move … [Read more...]

Obama’s massive paydays aren’t wrong – just hypocritical

For years, former United States President Barack Obama chastised Wall Street, the big banks and the one percent. He lambasted their greed, their influence. Whether when he was a community activist or a senator, Obama championed himself as a defender … [Read more...]

6% of U.S. budget is spent on interest – new website looks at government spending

In 2016, the United States government spent $3.85 trillion. That is how a new website - beta.usaspending.gov - from the U.S. Treasury Department begins. You may be wondering how that money was spent. Well, you can now take a look at how each … [Read more...]

Uh Oh: Federal Reserve official celebrating blockchain’s potential

Over the last 12 to 18 months, a growing number of central bankers have become open to either peer-to-peer digital currencies or blockchain technology. In the case of the Federal Reserve, it has started opening its mind to both. According to … [Read more...]