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My Interview with Financial Guru Jim Rogers in Singapore


“The most important lesson in life is… ” — Jim Rogers Yesterday, about 50 of us on the FreedomFest Asian cruise heard famed financial guru Jim Rogers (“The Adventure Capitalist”) speak on his living in Singapore and your latest investment advice. Jim is an old friend who, as the former partner of George Soros, made […]

A Victory for Supply-Side Economics


“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) I am at the Investment U conference in Carlsbad, Calif. (the Hyatt Aviana Resort). Here’s an update on several issues: 1. Steve Forbes has just published a […]

The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling!


“Bears make headlines, bulls make money.” — Old Wall Street Saying Dear friends of liberty, Every year, one of the financial experts at my conference predicts doom and gloom in the stock market. Not surprisingly, in 2008, he forecast a collapse in the market, and he was right. But what about the massive recovery and […]

Back to the Future: Breakthrough Way to Measure the Economy


“We’re finally back to 1934 — a breakthrough in national accounting.” –Stephen Landefeld, director, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) On Tuesday, I drove from New York City to Washington, D.C., to attend a special workshop presented by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the government agency that produces the quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) statistics. This […]

The Incredible Shrinking Stock Market


“The number of publicly traded U.S. stocks available to investors is plumbing new lows, even as their prices brave new highs.” — Barron’s (February 24, 2014) The Wilshire 5000 Stock Index is supposed to be the ultimate measure of the U.S. stock market, but in reality there are now only 3,666 stocks in the index. […]

Who’s the Greatest Economist in the World?


I recently finished teaching an economics class at Chapman University in California, where I have been appointed a Presidential Fellow for 2014. (I’ll be returning to deliver a public lecture on April 16.) Below is a photo of the 34 students in my class and me. Each of us is holding an American eagle silver […]

French President Endorses Say’s Law!


“L’offre crée même la demande. Supply even creates demand.” — J. B. Say Earlier this month, François Hollande, the president of France who calls himself a “socialist,” endorsed Say’s law, the idea that production is more important than consumption if you want to grow the economy. This supply-side formula originally was propounded by the great […]

High Finance in a Low Tax Haven: Report from the Global Summit in the Bahamas


More than 150 attendees gathered at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas for the Global Financial Summit. Our theme this year was “Market Solutions to World Problems,” as opposed to government solutions. In this tax haven just off the U.S. borders, we gained some valuable advice. Peter Schiff, president of EuroPacific Capital, was a popular […]

Are Dividend-Paying Stocks the Best Strategy during a Bear Market?


“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Ben Franklin The above quote is taken from my “Maxims of Wall Street.” The third edition was just released (see details below). What’s the best way to survive and prosper when stocks slump? We are now in a full-scale market retreat that began on January 1, […]

President Obama Needs an MBA, Not a Law Degree


“The triumph of persuasion over force is a sign of a civilized society.” — Mark & Jo Ann Skousen, Persuasion vs. Force President Barack Obama should have earned an MBA or a Ph. D. in economics at the University of Chicago rather than a law degree. He then would know why wages rise, and why […]

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