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Who Needs the Debt Ceiling?

Who Needs the Debt Ceiling?

US lawmakers reached a budget deal this week that will avert the sequester cuts and shutdowns. These fiscal “roadblocks” supposedly damaged investor confidence in 2013, although clearly no one told equity investors who’ve chased the S&P 500 up 26 percent this year. But even so the budget deal ...

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Top Hedge Fund Manager Tom Conrad on Global Equity Trends and Blown-Up Markets

Top Hedge Fund Manager Tom Conrad on Global Equity Trends and Blown-Up Markets

Introduction: Thomas D. Conrad, Ph.D. is currently a hedge fund manager and president of Financial Management Corporation. He received his Masters Degree in Accounting, Statistics, and Financial Management from The University of Maryland in 1961 and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from ...

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The NAFTA Myth

The NAFTA Myth

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.

For some people, it seems, all you have to do to convince them of the free enterprise ...

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The Fed Must Inflate

The Fed Must Inflate

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 ...

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Bitcoin: Hoping for the Best After Bernanke's Endorsement

Bitcoin: Hoping for the Best After Bernanke's Endorsement

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 ...

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The Economics of ObamaCare

The Economics of ObamaCare

 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 ...

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How the World Was Made Safe for Crony Capitalism

How the World Was Made Safe for Crony Capitalism

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.

For most of US history, crony ...

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Ron Paul to Birch Gold Group: U.S. Monetary Policies Will Lead to "Major Crash Of The Dollar"

Ron Paul to Birch Gold Group: U.S. Monetary Policies Will Lead to

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 ...

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Interview of James Rickards About Central Bank Manipulation of Gold and Silver Markets

Interview of James Rickards About Central Bank Manipulation of Gold and Silver Markets

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 ...

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