For a long time I warned that our economic bubble would burst and that we would plunge into a nightmarish economic collapse.  Now it has happened, and it turns out that fear of COVID-19 was the “black swan event” that triggered the collapse.  The ironic thing is that COVID-19 is not even close to the worst thing…

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Consider the age of monarchs.  Squabbling barons select a supreme ruler – a king or an emperor — to suppress the squabbling.  Peace and prosperity return to the land.  The king makes policy but he can’t do everything.  His minions take care of the details.  Minions mean bureaucracy.   The bureaucracy grows.  The king grows old and dies. …

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How can one write about the underlying truth of the economy in a nation where the majority of people do not care about truth? Disregard of truth has become so extreme in the US that we have exceeded the peculiarity of calling a man a woman if he wants to change his body parts, even…

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Vioa SchiffGold.com, Everybody knows that the 2008 financial crisis was caused by “deregulation” and “greed,” right? Except that it wasn’t. A film titled The Bubble offers a non-partisan, critical examination of the policies and events that led to the biggest crash since World War II. Produced by Jimmy Morrison and co-written by Tom Woods, the film features a…

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“As long as the government can print money, we’ll never be broke.” That’s the idea behind modern monetary theory (MMT) in a nutshell. Naturally, many of the nuts in Washington are starting to get behind this unhinged notion. That includes members of Congress such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). An Economic Absurdity…

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