Written by Murray N. Rothbard
Editor’s Note: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was approved by Congress 20 years ago this month. Rothbard’s essay on NAFTA, reprinted below, is available in the collection Making Economic Sense.
Written by Chris Martenson
The Fed is busy doing everything in its considerable power to get credit (that is, debt) growing again so that we can get back to what it considers to be "normal."
But the problem is that the recent past was not normal. You may have already seen this next chart. It shows total debt in the U.S. as a ...
Written by The Daily Bell
The strange convergence of Bernanke, Hayek and Bitcoin ... Every time Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke opens his mouth, the markets move. But few could have guessed that in an offhand remark he would add legitimacy to the Bitcoin, the virtual currency that competes with the American dollar as ...
Written by Robert P. Murphy
Editor’s Note: For a more detailed analysis of this topic, sign up for Dr. Murphy’s 4-week online Mises Academy class, beginning November 20. The course will cover the standard arguments for government intervention in health care and health insurance, including the common claim that ...
Written by Robert Batemarco
Editor’s Note: Beginning Tuesday, November 12, Dr. Batemarco will be teaching “The Age of Crony Capitalism” at Mises Academy. This six-week online course will examine the factors responsible for the expansion of crony capitalism at the expense of the free market.
Written by Right Side News
Pulling no punches in a candid interview, former Congressman Ron Paul has taken aim squarely at the Federal Reserve, calling out the central bank's current and future Chairs for their "unworkable" monetary policy of debt purchasing, also known as Quantitative Easing. One way or another – whether QE ...
Written by Fabrice Drouin Ristori
If you study the gold and silver market long enough you can’t but acknowledge that the precious metals are manipulated. Last friday drop (october 11th) in gold was another example : 2 millions ounces of paper gold were sold in less than 3 minutes (read the explanation here) at a time when the ...
Written by American Dream
The U.S. national debt is 36 times larger than it was just 40 years ago. That is not a misprint. That is actually the truth. We are literally destroying the future of America, but most Americans don’t really seem to care. In fact, the most hated politicians in America are ...
Written by Shawn Ritenour
Once again there is panic running through the halls of Congress, the Oval Office, and in the chattering classes that make up mainstream media over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling. Most of the panic is a result of the inability of politicians to reach an agreement on government spending. ...