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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.
The assault on tax havens is economically and morally reprehensible. Tax havens are something that should be applauded, not persecuted.
Minimum wage idiocy is sweeping the country yet again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can Keynes’ followers recognize the fundamental truth of another insightful culture commentator’s observation?
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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