A Prescient Critic of the Fed

From the beginning, the Federal Reserve was designed to create inflation, not stability.

- October 09, 2015

How Do We Get Rid of the Fed?

Giant banks, a debt-ridden government, and myriad special interests all benefit from the status quo. 


- September 21, 2015

What You Should Know About Inflation

Inflation is the increase in the volume of money and bank credit in relation to the volume of goods. It is always and universally harmful to economic life. 

- September 09, 2015

3 Stock Market Tips from an Economist

Studying economics won’t show you how to get rich playing the stock market, but it will spare you from making a fool of yourself at the next cocktail party.

- September 09, 2015

Market Corrections Inspire Dangerous Political Panic

Stock market corrections are dangerous mostly because of politics, not economics.

- August 23, 2015

The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide of the Roman Empire

The welfare state, once begun, is difficult to reverse and never ends well.

Hey, New York: Bitcoin Doesn’t Need a BitLicense

Before policymakers can develop rules for a new technology, they ought to understand how it works.

- August 15, 2015

The Fed Joins the War on Drugs

The Federal Reserve is cutting a credit union out of the banking system because it does business with legal marijuana businesses in Colorado. 

- August 04, 2015

Clinton’s Startup Tax Will Crush New Businesses

Hillary wants to help companies stop worrying about how to survive — by killing them.

- August 02, 2015

"Green Banks" Are Destined to Drown in the Red

The history of government "investments" shows that politicians don't have a clue where to put the public's money.

- July 22, 2015

Paul Krugman Is Wrong about What Paul Krugman Thought

It's a good idea to fact-check Professor Krugman, especially when he's talking about himself.

- July 22, 2015

Watch the IRS Rob a Convenience Store

Watch this blood-boiling encounter between government thugs and an innocent shop owner.

- July 17, 2015

What Greek "Austerity"?

Athens's welfare state is broke, but it's still bloated beyond belief. 

- July 08, 2015

The Little Crypto that Could

Even if a cryptocurrency was only worth a penny, that would be enough. 

- July 06, 2015

Greek Spending Hits the Wall

Even if Greeks reject the bailout, there's no alternative to austerity.

- July 01, 2015

Greeks Prepare to Be Pillaged

Bitcoin offers panicked Greeks a way out of a corrupt and dying system. 

- June 29, 2015

Libertarians, Altruism, and Peter Singer

Effective altruism requires actually doing good, not just feeling good.

- June 25, 2015

Driverless Money

Driverless money would be far more beneficial to mankind than driverless cars ever will.

- June 25, 2015

Rome: Money, Mischief and Minted Crises

Honest and transparent money could have saved the Romans from centuries of economic hardship.

Oliver Stone: Meet Friedrich Hayek

Preventing insiders from using their unique knowledge distorts signals that stock prices send to market participants. That can lead to market instability and corporate scandals.

- May 18, 2015

Moving the Valuable Bits

How do we turn Bitcoin from a clever proof of concept into the currency (and payment system) of the future?

- April 27, 2015

Wall Street Couldn't Have Done It Alone

Wall Street couldn’t have done it alone. It takes a government and/or its central bank, the Federal Reserve System, create barriers to entry for the purpose of sheltering existing banks from competition and radical innovation, then regulate for the benefit of the privileged industry.

- October 07, 2011

Upper-income Preferences Are Blocking Low-income Choices on Payday Loans

For those with a decent income, it is easy to take access to credit for granted.

- June 24, 2016

Was the Fed Created by a Conspiracy?

The problem with the Fed is not that it was the product of conspiracy, but that it was the product of politics.

- June 14, 2016

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