Written by Robert P. Murphy
“The Planetary Society” is trying to whip up public action in the United States to pressure the federal government to restore spending programs for NASA. The website tells the reader, “For decades, Jupiter’s moon Europa has cried out for exploration. Its large ocean may be one of the most habitable ...
Written by Johannes Schmidt, Alexander Derrick, Joseph Henchman
Since Bitcoin’s introduction in 2009, the IRS has left users in the dark about the tax liability of their assets. On Tuesday, the IRS clarified its position on the tax status of virtual currencies, and it’s official: Bitcoin is property and not currency, at least as far as the U.S. government is ...
Written by John Berlau
As the weather finally turns to spring, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today blew a nice cool breeze of common sense.
A bipartisan three-judge panel unanimously overturned district Judge Richard Leon’s July 31 ruling that the Federal Reserve had not made the price controls stemming from ...
Written by The Daily Bell and Andy Hoffman
Introduction: Andrew ("Andy") Hoffman, CFA joined Miles Franklin, one of America's oldest, largest bullion dealers, as Media Director in October 2011. For a decade, he was a US-based buy-side and sell-side analyst, most notably as an II-ranked oil service analyst at Salomon Smith Barney from 1999 ...
Written by Daniel Kochis
The United States has been experiencing a boom in energy production in recent years, most notably natural gas production. This energy boom should allow for a strong export market for American liquefied natural gas (LNG) to hungry markets abroad. However, legal and regulatory hurdles make it ...
Written by David Howden
A currency is only as safe as the bank that stores it. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the recent turmoil in the bitcoin community.
One the primary advantages of bitcoin, perhaps even the greatest advantage of the cryptocurrency, is the ability to do away with traditional banking ...
Written by Michael Snyder
– And That Is Very Bad News For The United States
So much for "isolating" Russia. The Chinese government is publicly siding with Russiaon the crisis in Ukraine, and that is very bad news for the United States. Not only does it mean that the U.S. is essentially powerless to do ...
Written by James M. Roberts
The images flashing around the world of courageous freedom fighters in the streets of Kyiv, Caracas, and other cities and towns in Ukraine and Venezuela are compelling. Why are these people risking their lives? For freedom, that’s why.
Written by Doug French
Inflation is always somebody else’s fault. Ludwig von Mises called out finger pointing central bankers and politicians decades ago in his book, Economic Policy. “The most important thing to remember is that inflation is not an act of God, that inflation is not a catastrophe of the elements or a ...