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Europe Cuts Rates to Below Zero, Good or Bad?

06/12/2014

The European Central Bank, under Italian banker Mario Draghi, cut its bank deposit rate below zero in an effort to “avert the dangerous threat of deflation” and to spur the “sluggish” euro-zone economy. European monetary policy gradually has shifted toward more and more inflation. It started off with a hard-core resistance to inflation under a […]

Business Leader Will Offer Real Solutions to Healthcare, Poverty and Unemployment at FreedomFest

06/06/2014

“Big business is the only free, non-revolutionary social organization.” — Peter Drucker Harris Rosen, CEO and founder of Rosen Resorts & Hotels in Central Florida, is a visionary who has proven that the private sector can solve today’s big social problems, such as unemployment, illness and poverty. Government often just gets into the way, and […]

Are there Bargains in Global Stocks?

05/29/2014

“Narendra Modi’s amazing victory gives India its best chance ever of prosperity.” —The Economist I took an extensive tour last April through Asia, visiting Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. I noticed that while their economies were booming, their stock markets have been lackluster since the Great Recession of 2008. Only Thailand has […]

Why My Favorite ‘Private Equity’ Sector is under Selling Pressure

05/22/2014

I’ve been recommending a small sector of private equity called business development companies (BDCs) for many years. These are small-time lenders and specialty-finance companies such as Ares Capital, Apollo Investment Group, Prospect Capital and Main Street Capital that finance small- and middle-size private companies that want to expand. They get paid interest and fees on […]

Marx Madness Is Back

05/15/2014

“Capitalism automatically generates arbitrary and unsustainable inequalities that radically undermine democratic societies.” –Thomas Piketty, “Capital in the 21st Century” (2014) The Economist magazine rightly calls French professor Thomas Piketty the new Marx, although a watered-down version. Piketty’s bestseller (rated #1 on Amazon) is a thick volume with the same title as Karl Marx’s 1867 magnum […]

The Gathering Storm in Global Warming: Should We Be Afraid?

05/08/2014

“U.S. climate has already changed, study finds, citing heat and floods.” — New York Times headline, May 7, 2014 Is it really getting hotter and should we be worried? “Global warming” is being blamed for every conceivable natural disaster, whether it involves severe cold in the Northeast this past winter or flooding in Miami. The New York Times has […]

‘Gross Output’ Predicted Slowdown in Economy

05/01/2014

“Gross Output, long advocated by Mark Skousen, will have a profound and manifestly positive impact on economic policy and politics.” –Steve Forbes, Forbes magazine (April 14, 2014 issue) The editors of the Wall Street Journal gave me the lead editorial in the April 23 edition: “At Last, a Better Economic Measure.” You can read it […]

Austrian Economist Makes the Wall Street Journal

04/24/2014

“Skousen is introducing a whole new species. This is one of the most important WSJ op-ed articles in years.” — James Hagerbaumer, Economic Forecaster The editors of the Wall Street Journal gave me top billing in yesterday’s op-ed page: “At Last, a Better Economic Measure.” The editors don’t let the author see the headline, but […]

Don’t Get Mad, Get Even: How Main Street Can Occupy and Profit from Wall Street

04/17/2014

“The door to the American Millionaire’s Club is not locked.” — J. Paul Getty, America’s first billionaire I gave my Presidential Fellow address last night at Chapman University to an enthusiastic crowd on the vital subject, “Main Street vs. Wall Street: The Stock Market as the Best Example of Democratic Capitalism.” I begin with a […]

Will China Dominate the 21st Century?

04/10/2014

“Just as England led the world in the 19th century, and America in the 20th century, so China will dominate the world in the 21st century.” — Jim Rogers For the past two weeks, I have been touring the great Asian countries of Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Japan as part of the […]

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