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Make Austerity Your Friend

05/30/2013

“The solution to our problems is found in business, outside of government.” — Tony Blair, Milken conference 2013 “There is much revenue in economy.” — Ben Franklin SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: At 9 p.m. EDT tonight, I appear on John Stossel’s Fox Business (check local listings) show “Stossel” to discuss the growing debate “Austerity vs. Stimulus: Which […]

Are the Golden Days Over?

05/23/2013

“I hate gold. It does not pay a dividend, it has no value, and you can’t work out what it should or shouldn’t be worth… It is the last refuge of the desperate.” — Jeremy Grantham, U.K. value investor and money manager Has gold seen its better days? The yellow metal is off 25% from […]

Austerity vs. Stimulus: Has Krugman Won the Debate?

05/16/2013

“The evidence has gradually piled up that, however well-intentioned they might be, the ‘Austerians’ were wrong.” — Henry Blodget, Business Insider Last week, Henry Blodget, CEO and editor of the Business Insider website, proudly announced that in the long-standing debate of austerity vs. stimulus, the Keynesian Paul Krugman has won. “The empirical evidence increasingly favored […]

What’s the Best “Austrian” Indicator to Predict a Crash?

05/09/2013

My new book, “A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors” will be coming out this summer (just in time for FreedomFest in July). It will be published by Laissez Faire Books. In this book, I discuss the various methods devised by Austrian financial experts — followers of the Austrian school of Mises […]

The Rich and Famous Gather

05/02/2013

“The solutions to our problems are found in business, outside of government.” — Tony Blair, 2013 Milken Conference Since the 1970s, I’ve been a big fan of attending conferences as a great way to learn, network, socialize and enjoy a new environment. It’s always refreshing to get out and see a whole new world. I […]

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Consider a Business Leader a Hero

04/25/2013

Our society does not give nearly enough credit to business leaders who create jobs, behave ethically and provide products and services that enhance our lives. To that end, I was given an opportunity to serve as the keynote speaker in Orlando recently at the annual conference of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, an […]

The New Working Class — The Elderly!

04/18/2013

My wife and I just returned from Hawaii, where we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. During our six-day trip to Hawaii, we gave talks at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, the free-market think tank (http://www.grassrootinstitute.org/). Since it was around April 15, I talked about tax policy in theory and practice, demonstrating that most tax policies […]

Positive or Negative about the Stock Market?

04/11/2013

“Bull markets climb a wall of worry.” — Old Wall Street saying I have on my bookshelf a series of books with opposite titles: “The Alpha Strategy” and the “Omega Strategy;” “Asia Rising” and “Asia Falling;” “Free to Choose” and “Free to Lose;” “How to Win Friends and Influence People” and “How to Lose Friends […]

The 21st Century Gold Standard: Bitcoin!

04/04/2013

Gold and silver have been in a bear market for the past two years, but a private alternative currency is all the rage and has tripled in value this year! Bitcoin is a private digital currency, created in 2009, which now has a monetary base of $1 billion. It is in many ways like a […]

Austrian Economics in the Bible

03/28/2013

“This man began to build and was not able to finish.” — Luke 14:30 I’ve enjoyed watching parts of “The Bible,” the History Channel’s series on the Bible from the story of Adam and Eve to the resurrection of Jesus Christ (the final episode is airing Easter Sunday). It reminded me of a couple of […]

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