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    Chomsky’s Economics

    Aside from Noam Chomsky’s work as a linguist, he is a great critic of US foreign policy,...

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    Austrian Bliss

    Michael Bliss is the most sensible Canadian historian living today. But as his op-ed piece today in the Globe and Mail demonstrates , he is also a sensible economic thinker. Sounding eerily Austrian, Prof. Bliss suggests that our current economic travails proves that the consensus reading of the Great Depression is wrong....

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    October meets for the Mises Institute of Canada

    The next Austrian meet in Ottawa will be held on Sunday, October 2nd at 7:30pm on the...

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    Chicago Mercantile Exchange hiked margins on gold, silver, and copper last Friday

    To add some context to the Precious Metals correction last week, I am posting a link to the COMEX announcement Raising Margin Rates for Gold and Silver. Margin rates determine how much money someone has to pay up front in order to secure a gold order (future).  If someone’s maxed out loading...

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    Government

    First Published in 1848 I wish some one would offer a prize for a good, simple, and...

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    Why Did Gold Plummet Last Week?

    The glee was palpable in the air as financial commentators pointed to gold’s 9% drop last week. The sub-text of their observations was: didn’t we tell you that gold has no inherent value and that its price has only been catapulting higher because of a coterie of momentum chasers and central bank...

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    Resist “Austerity”, Resist the State

    Only in these sick and twisted times can one advocate raising taxes as a step to bring...

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    A Twisted QE3

    The Federal Reserve announced yesterday that they will engage in a policy called “the twist” – meaning...

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    2011 Economic Freedom Index is Out

    The Cato and Fraser Institutes have just released the 2011 edition of the Economic Freedom Index. An executive summary can be linked to here. The most noteworthy finding, though not all that surprising really, is that the average level of freedom around the world has fallen since 2007 after rising from 1980. ...

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    September meets for the Mises Institute of Canada

    The next Austrian meet in Toronto will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 7pm on the...

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    Big Business and the Rise of American Statism

      Retrieved from the website of the Molinari Institute. Editors note: This piece has been edited for length....

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    The Tendency Toward Uniform Wage Rates for Workers of the Same Degree of Ability

    In a free market there is a tendency toward an equalization of wage rates for...

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    What the Prediction Markets are Predicting

    Predictions always abound, but these days they are utterly ubiquitous — Greece is going to default, the Euro is going to implode, the US is heading into recession, President Obama is going to be a one-term President. What exactly are the odds of any of these happening? As we’ve explained before, forecasting...

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    The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar

    Preface to the 1991 edition   When this essay was published, America was in the midst of...

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    Must-see testimony from Peter Schiff

    Peter Schiff telling it like it is in Washington. Part 1 – Part 2 –

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    Playing Word Games to Support Big Government

    One can always tell someone who has been influenced by the postmodernist mantra that language dictates thought and reality (the latter two are coterminous in the postmodern view) when they focus on the meaning of key terms as their primary technique to comprehend an issue. For if our conceptions of reality are...