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    The Source of Profits in the Business of Financial Speculation

    There is scarcely an endeavor awash with more debate, allure, dogma and contempt than the business of...

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    CNBC, Clueless in Economics

    This morning before heading out to work I managed to watch a panel discussion on CNBC. Jim Grant of Grant’s Interest Rate Monitor was a guest for about 15 minutes. Now I usually watch CNBC strictly for entertainment purposes, that is, to see just how clueless the mainstream media and commentators are...

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    Austrian Citations in the Canadian Press

    Over the past week, Austrian economists have been cited by a number of Canadian columnists. In Monday’s The Globe and Mail, the always thoughtful Neil Reynolds cited Hayek and Mises in making the sound point that no one has sufficient knowledge of all the details about the economy to justify giving a...

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    The Solution to the Present Crisis is not Fiscal

    Mainstream left- and right-wingers propose different ways governments should get out of their current debt crises.   Here in Canada, conservatives of the SUN TV variety argue that the debts of the American and Canadian governments be tackled by slashing government social benefits and welfare spending, ending “bloated government” (whatever that means),...

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    Can Precious Metals Save Your Portfolio?

    With the recent market turmoil, investors of all types are increasingly turning to an asset class that...

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    Let’s Not Get Too Self-Congratulatory

    As fears about US and European debt have sunk financial markets world-wide, a self-congratulatory mood has taken hold here in Canada. Yesterday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper practically gloated about Canada’s fiscal position and urged other nations to follow our example. The lead editorial in today’s National Post is entitled, “Our AAA nation”,...

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    The beginning of the end

    Please, click here to read this article in pdf format: august-9-2011 Where do we start after two...

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    ‘TIL DEBT DUE US APART

    Let’s start with the debt ceiling saga. If you listened to the media – you would think that it was a debate between cutting spending (Republicans) and the Democrats (cutting spending but not too much and hiking taxes). Well the thing is that DC does not think about budget cutting the same...

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    Ratings Cartel Comes Back to Haunt US Government

    Late Friday, Standard and Poors (S&P) ruined the weekend of the Obama Administration, and a good number of economic policymakers around the world, by downgrading US debt from AAA to AA+. The first question to ask about this is: why should anyone care what S&P happens to think? Opinions abound regarding the...

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    Print It!

    Good news, world! There is zero chance of the USA defaulting on its debt – ever. Alan Greenspan says we can just print money if need be! If only he would read more Mises. If only everyone would.

  • Articles
    The Austrians Were Right, Yet Again

    Republished from Mises.org – just in case you missed it. After three-plus years of floundering around, a...

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    Is the Government Overpaying for Health Care?

    With many goods and services, technological improvements lead to lower costs and prices. A desktop computer can be purchased for less than half of what it cost a decade ago, and the buyer gets far more processing power to boot. In the health care arena, despite advances in medical equipment and techniques,...

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    A Pro-Free-Market Program for Economic Recovery

    [This talk was given at Economic Downturn: Cause and Cure (Mises Circle, Sponsored by Louis E. Carabini)...

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    Economics and Reading

    In 2008, Steve Jobs predicted in the New York Times: It doesn’t matter how good or bad the...

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    Fact Checking McQuaig

    Among Canada’s newspaper columnists, Linda McQuaig is the most prominent, and inveterate, exponent of what Ludwig von Mises referred to as the reserve fund. This is the idea that the wealthy represent a gargantuan pool of funds which the state can draw to fund an extensive infrastructure of government programs with minimal cost...

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    Liberty Summer Seminar this Weekend!

    All Austro-Canadians interested in the advance of liberty should make it out this weekend to Orono, Ontario...