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Is Your Success Due to Luck or Skill?

07/13/2017

“You didn’t build that.” — President Barack Obama Next week’s big 10th anniversary FreedomFest will include a number of debates, including Trump debate II…. “Saul Alinsky, Radical Revolutionary or Freedom Fighter”… “Can you Really Beat the Market?”… and “Should We Tax the Rich More?” pitting Steve Moore against Lanny Ebenstein, a professor at the University […]

The Government Can Steal Anything, Including a Skyscraper!

07/06/2017

At this year’s FreedomFest, which starts in two weeks, we will put “The Police on Trial.” In recent times, law enforcement has gotten out of control. Police have been emboldened by SWAT teams, aggressively discriminate against minorities and engage in abusive tactics such as “no knock” raids, “stop and frisk,” asset forfeiture laws and a […]

What Can We Learn from Canada? A Lot!

06/29/2017

Over the years, I’ve visited Canada many times, mainly to speak at investment conferences. I’ve been to Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Last year, my wife and I, along with Newt Gingrich, his wife Callista and subscribers of my Forecasts & Strategies investment newsletter, took a cruise to Eastern Canada. It personally was a gratifying trip […]

Wholly Cow! Jeff Bezos Joins John Mackey in Creating a Whole New Brand of Capitalism

06/22/2017

“It’s absolutely essential that the people who work for a company need to feel that they’re part of something bigger — that it’s not just a job.” — John Mackey One of my long-time friends is John Mackey, CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market, who is in the forefront promoting “Conscious Capitalism” and his […]

Adam Smith under Attack, Long Live Free Markets!

06/15/2017

“Adam Smith was a radical and revolutionary in his time — just as those of us who preach laissez faire are in our time.” — Milton Friedman On Tuesday night, June 13, Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics and free-market capitalism, came under sharp attack in my debate with Gene Epstein, economics editor of […]

George Will Talks about Trump and the Economy

06/08/2017

My wife and I recently had an enjoyable opportunity to spend some time with George Will, the long-time conservative television commentator and Washington Post columnist. The Wall Street Journal has called him “the most powerful journalist in America.” He was the concluding speaker at the Sing Sing graduation ceremony that we attended on Wednesday, June […]

Teaching Students about Money and the Economy

06/01/2017

Last week at the Las Vegas MoneyShow, a recent subscriber dropped by our booth to say hello, but it turned into much more than a simple greeting. Our visitor was Edwardo Torres, a professor of economics at San Joaquin Delta College in California. After the MoneyShow, he wrote us the following letter: “I thoroughly enjoyed […]

Is Bitcoin Entering a New Megatrend?

05/25/2017

Bitcoin, the most successful computer-generated cryptocurrency, hit an all-time high today, and is now trading around $2,500 due to Japan announcing it would accept Bitcoin as an official payment for retail purchases in that country. Unfortunately, the United States is more backward — or perhaps more controlling. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently denied approval of an […]

Which Way to Beat the Market: Long-Term Investing or Short-Term Trading?

05/18/2017

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em Know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away And know when to run — Kenny Rogers, “The Gambler” Caesars Palace in Las Vegas is known to host great boxing matches. On Tuesday, May 16, at the MoneyShow at Caesars, I faced Mike Turner (sounds like […]

Why Communism Doesn’t Work, but Still Has Romantic Appeal

05/11/2017

“Communism doesn’t heal all suffering, but only the suffering caused by capitalism.” – Bini Adamczak, “Communism for Kids” (MIT Press, 2017) I am in Seoul, South Korea, to give a lecture on gross output (GO) at the Mont Pelerin Society meetings. As part of our conference, we visit the de-militarized zone (DMZ) to see the […]

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