Exceptionalism In Economic Terms
A valid question is, “What does American Exceptionalism look like in economic terms?” Or better yet, let us define exactly what American Exceptionalism is in economic terms. There is no better reference than the great Austrian Economist, Ludwig von … Read More
Should Christians Follow Grudem’s Or Piper’s Advice On Voting?
Wayne Grudem and John Piper, both giants among evangelical Christians, disagree on how to vote in this election and their exchange shows the tone Christians should take in responding to clashing ideas. Piper has chosen not to vote. Grudem summarizes his … Read More
The Left’s Illicit Rise
Politicians and pundits who would alter America’s successful path to one that resembles nations that have failed politically and economically have risen to power and influence.
Monumental changes do not always occur with fanfare and explosive action. Sometimes, they happen … Read More
A Review Of The Gini Coefficient
In a review of the Gini coefficient, economists Stephen Moore and Richard Vedder found there are some significant differences with the Gini coefficient because of how states are managed through policies. Moore and Vedder noted, “The income gap between … Read More
Politicians And Pundits Vs. The People
Several key elected officials have performed terribly in office, but the media has failed to react to their fiascos.
There is a distinct difference between the worldview held by politicians and most pundits, and that of the average citizen. … Read More
National Reconstruction Begins
In the depths of the crisis, I argued that recovery might be somewhat easier than some of the bleaker headline scenarios suggested, due to the fact that the sectors which would likely be most difficult to re-open also tend … Read More
How The Left Took Over Corporations, And What We Can Do To Stop Them
With contributions by Charles Bowyer.
We recently sat down for an interview with Justin Danhof, director of the Free Enterprise Project at the National Center for Public Policy Research. Danhof is a leading voice counter-balancing ideological activists in the … Read More
Why The Media Willfully Ignores This Human Rights Crisis
The joy of Christians celebrating Christmas is tempered by the growing indications that their faith is suffering under intense persecution throughout the globe. There has been a 14% rise in the number of Christians who experience high levels of … Read More
Business Success Comes From Skin In The Game
Strict central planning for a nation has been a disaster, whenever and wherever it has been imposed. Central planning, however, is not necessarily an all-or-nothing proposition. Certain industries, such as airlines, utilities, or ground transportation, may be socialized, being owned … Read More
Ignoring Due Process And Harm To Students, Obama Minions Kill A College Chain
When the Department of Education was established in 1979, no one would have thought that it was authorized to administer the death penalty to colleges that bureaucrats wanted to get rid of. But that is exactly where we are today.
Arizona Governor Ducey Vetoes Gold
This isn’t yet another in a long series of articles lamenting the Federal Reserve, power, politicians, corruption, and the hopelessness of fighting the status quo. What’s the marginal utility of the Nth plus one article reiterating these points? Nearly zero. … Read More
UN Gold Standard On The Way?
The US dollar’s position as the dominant reserve currency is coming under assault from at least three directions. The UN announced in 2009 plans to mint silver and gold coins to be used in international trade. Socialist economist Joseph Stiglitz, … Read More
Why Baltimore Burns
Baltimore is burning and the book most relevant to the tragedy, and to that of Ferguson, MO, Detroit, MI, and many other cities in the US is Friedrich Hayek’s Road to Serfdom.
The media will pimp the idea that … Read More
Bernanke and the (Economic) Euthanasia of Retirees
Ben Bernanke presided over the Federal Reserve for two terms, from 2006 through 2014. A year and half into his first term, he began driving the Federal Funds Rate down. By the end of his frantic interest episode, this … Read More
Central Banks as Vestigial Organs
In his early years Hayek anticipated that the monetary theory of trade cycles, now known as the Austrian business-cycle theory (ABCT) would become widely known by business people who would refuse to borrow when the central bank reduced interest … Read More
Why I Can’t Be a Liberal: Words Have Meaning
Here’s a short story for those who are tired of how the left abuses language and those who think the Constitution died the day liberals first called it a “living” document:
When he was still a young man, my old … Read More
The Government School’s 100 Year War On Children
Government schools have been hurting children and destroying America for a long time. Common Core is only the latest assault in the 100 year war on American minds and hearts. Given the long history of the monopoly Education Establishment … Read More
Jobs Report Reflects Our Unstable Dollar
The financial markets were not thrilled with last Friday’s “Employment Situation” report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by almost 1% on the day.
Friday’s BLS report basically represented a continuation of the … Read More
Yet Another Misleading Jobs Report
Friday morning we got yet another employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that looks great on the surface, but not so good deep down in the data. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 252,000 and the unemployment rate fell to … Read More
How Christian Management Principles Won WWII: And How They Rebuilt Japan Afterwards
Christianity permeates good business practices, but often its impact is deeply hidden and long lost in history. One example which, to this day, remains a historic industrial success on a colossal scale, and a financial success on a substantial … Read More
Don’t Get Fooled Again: OPEC in Reverse
The British rock band The Who gave us a great warning with their 1971 hit “Don’t Get Fooled Again.” The wisdom of that title has its roots in the very wise adage, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on … Read More
God Says Don’t Even Think About Taking Someone’s Property
The Jewish concept of property began with God creating man in his image. The Torah records, “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and … Read More
Marx vs. Markets: Which Destruction is Most Creative?
A gross misunderstanding exists of the condition of manufacturing in the United States. Many believe that production is moving offshore in a wave that is destroying our manufacturing base. While there has been manufacturing that has moved out of the … Read More
The Middle Class is Disappearing Because the Vital Few are Under Attack
In an interview over the summer, Mr. Obama correctly emphasized both that “upside mobility was part and parcel of who we were as Americans” and also that such mobility has been “eroding over the last 20, 30 years, well … Read More