Showing results for tag "austrian-economics"

Why Welfare States Hate Tax Havens—Tax Competition

The OECD thinks low-tax nations should be forced to surrender their sovereignty to help high-tax nations like France and Germany prop up their inefficient welfare states.

A Primer on Tax Havens

The assault on tax havens is economically and morally reprehensible. Tax havens are something that should be applauded, not persecuted.

Minimum Wage, Maximum Stupidity

Minimum wage idiocy is sweeping the country yet again.

The Successor to Keynes

It’s interesting to draw a parallel between Thomas Piketty’s new book Capital in the Twenty-First Century and the economics of John Maynard Keynes.

The Minimum Wage and Unemployment in Australia

Austrian economics is very relevant to internationalization, because it gives us the intellectual tools to better understand the distortions that actions of a desperate government can cause… and how to better position our investments and ourselves as a result.

Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue

Had Ludwig von Mises not internationalized himself, he would simply have been one more casualty of the oppression that followed and would be forgotten today.

Will the Federal Reserve Taper Off on QE?

A fundamental economic recovery has not taken place in the 5 years since the 2008 crash. The Fed has been successful however, through the use propaganda and monetary trickery, to create the hollow appearance of one.

The Drivers of Socialism – An Interview with Jeff Thomas

Jeff Thomas is interviewed on his take of the underlying drivers of what can lead to socialism – and what to do if you live in a country that could be headed down that road.

Common Sense Vs. Paul Krugman and Space Aliens

Recently Paul Krugman revived his assertion that the US economy could benefit dramatically if the government were to spend massively on a defense program to prepare for an alien invasion of the earth.

Ben Bernanke – Revisiting The Helicopter Speech

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke famously gave a speech in 2002 suggesting that if there is deflation, it may be cured simply by dumping new currency from helicopters. The comment was so unnerving that much of the rest of the speech failed to generate much discussion, yet, in it, Mr. Bernanke revealed other points from his philosophy on dealing with deflation that most certainly deserved review.

Old Bottles

Can Keynes’ followers recognize the fundamental truth of another insightful culture commentator’s observation?

Equality – The Great Socialist Ideal

A basic assumption, by all socialists, is that equality can only be achieved through force. To anyone of a libertarian bent, who may well favour equality as a general concept, the term “forced equality” raises the hackles, as it flies in the face of the very spirit of equality – that of voluntary acceptance of the other person as an equal.

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