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Is a Stock Market Correction Due?


“I think in 2015 we’ll have our first correction.” — Jeremy Siegel on CNBC With the collapse in oil prices (down 40% in the past two months) and energy service stocks, Wall Street has sold off again. Although it’s too early to tell when the next correction hits the stock market, it could happen at […]

New Government Statistic Predicts Boom Ahead


“For forecasting, the new measure [Gross Output] may be more helpful than the GDP measure, because it provides information of goods in process.” — David Colander (Middlebury College) Gross Output (GO), a broader measure of U.S. economic activity published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, advanced to nearly $30.9 trillion in the second quarter of […]

Neither Easy Money Nor Tight Money


“Ni Democracia ni Dictadura” — Graffiti on wall in Rosario, Argentina I spent a week in Rosario, Argentina, attending and speaking at an Austrian economics conference (www.austrianeconomicsconference.org). About 100 scholars, students and professors gathered at the conference, organized by Frederico Fernandez at the Catholic University. Speakers included Benjamin Powell of Texas Tech University (who spoke about […]

Why Are Conservatives So Ignorant about Gold and Silver?


Surprise, surprise! Last week the terrorist group ISIS announced that it was issuing its own currency. Rejecting the paper money of the “tyrannical West,” the Islamic dinar will be denominated in gold, silver and copper coins. Finally, somebody is listening to Ron Paul… or Keynes, who famously called gold “the barbarous relic.” Now the barbarians […]

Wizard of Wharton Predicts Permanently Low Rates, A Continuation of the Bull Market


“Those who predicted a return of double-digit inflation couldn’t be more wrong.” — Jeremy Siegel Last week on Veteran’s Day, I had breakfast at the magnificent old Union League of Philadelphia with Jeremy Siegel, the University of Pennsylvania’s renowned professor of finance, who is known as the Wizard of Wharton. It was a fortuitous opportunity […]

Will the Elections Make Any Difference?


“Politics is the art of doing something you can do nothing about.” — Mark Skousen “We are protected by the jury box, the ballot box and the cartridge box.” — Senator Steve Symms Funny how politics works. The Republicans were in charge of all three branches of government in 2000, and what did we get? […]

Former Fed Chairman Greenspan Makes Startling Admission


“The Federal Reserve is not independent!” — Alan Greenspan During the weekend, I spoke at the 40th anniversary of the New Orleans Investment Conference and had a great time meeting up with subscribers and signing dozens of copies of “The Maxims of Wall Street” as gift books. I even took several subscribers out to dinner […]

Krugman Alert: Should the United States Adopt the European Model?


Last week, at the invitation of Sheldon Jacobs (a longtime friend in finance and a regular attendee at FreedomFest), I went to see Paul Krugman speak at Westchester Community College, where he spoke before several hundred adults on “The European Welfare States Revisited.” Not very many students were there, but the adults there seemed to […]

The Forbes 400: Is the American Dream Still Alive?


“I’ve been involved in three or four start-ups. This is the country where you can do it. Nowhere else.” — John Kapoor, an American from India and a member of Forbes 400 Next year, our theme at FreedomFest is “Can We Restore the American Dream?” We’ve already received a strong response, as we do not […]

The Greatest Triumph in Austrian Economics Since Hayek Won the Nobel Prize


Next week, the Nobel committee in Stockholm will reveal the winner(s) of the Nobel Prize in economics. It reminds me of the celebration I attended last week at George Mason University, where more than 300 economists and political thinkers gathered to celebrate Friedrich Hayek’s winning of the Nobel Prize in economics in 1974. The star-studded […]

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