Mark Skousen

Posted October 09, 2015

Free market capitalism requires substantial progressive income and estate taxation. Lanny Ebenstein, Chicagonomics: The Evolution of Chicago Free Market Economics, p. 202.

Posted October 05, 2015

When Pope Francis visited the United States last week, he elevated Father Serra to sainthood at the Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

Posted October 02, 2015

Good economists need to look not only at the value of final output, known as gross domestic product (GDP). They also should look at how the final output was achieved by measuring the stages of production, or the supply chain.

Posted September 25, 2015

Yogi Berra died on Tuesday at the age of 90. I grew up watching Berra and the other great Yankees in the 1950s, and I became a fan even before moving to New York.

Posted September 25, 2015

In 1999, I met Newt Gingrich, the most influential Speaker of the House in the 20th century, for the first time.

Posted September 21, 2015

The August 29, 2015, issue of The Economist lambasted the West, and the United States in particular, for failing to address a ticking time bomb rebuilding its roads, bridges, airports and other infrastructure when interest rates are low.

Posted September 18, 2015

With Pope Francis visit to the United States next week for the first time I suggest you read the column by Pat Buchanan on the Popes social philosophy, which appears to be quite anti-capitalist. Lets hope the Pope gets a more positive view of capitalism after visiting the center of capitalism New York next week.

Posted September 14, 2015

Stay with the winners Invest simply Be your own financial advisor. Donald Trump, How to Get Rich

Posted September 07, 2015

A Chinese stock market crash could set off a chain reaction around the world. (August issue, Forecasts & Strategies, p. 4).

Posted September 05, 2015

This Labor Day weekend, millions of Americans will be driving the interstate freeways, facing a nightmare of traffic congestion. According to the Texas Transportation Institute, U.S. commuters will spend about 42 hours a year stuck in traffic jams.

Posted August 28, 2015

Over the years, Ive met quite a few friends and relatives who need regular income but are afraid of the stock market, especially when it plunges from time to time (like it did on Monday, Aug. 24). They prefer to invest in income-producing real estate.

Posted August 21, 2015

Consumer spending represents about two-thirds of the U.S. economy. Mitch Zacks, Zacks Financial Services (August)

Posted August 14, 2015

America is becoming a third world country when it comes to its roads, bridges, and airports. Jimmy Rogers

Posted August 10, 2015

Hillary Clinton looks to be going down in the polls as she pursues her presidential bid, and the sooner the better.

Posted August 10, 2015

Buy when blood is running in the streets. Baron Rothschild

Posted August 03, 2015

This years FreedomFest attracted a large number of financial gurus who use the Austrian economics of Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek to make investment decisions.

Posted July 27, 2015

The U.S. governments Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its latest Gross Output (GO) statistic, a broader measure of U.S. economic activity that I have been advocating for years, and it confirms little or no economic growth in the economy in 2015.

Posted July 20, 2015

I am not a defender of socialism or big government! Paul Krugman

Posted July 14, 2015

Now that Greece officially has defaulted on its 1.6 billion euro ($1.1 billion) debt payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Greek voters voted no to the budget cuts the creditors had demanded in return for additional rescue loans, will Greece be the first country to exit the euro zone?

Posted July 04, 2015

I finally agree with Ben Bernanke, the former Fed chairman, on something. He and I agree that its a big mistake to replace Alexander Hamilton, the father of the nations financial system, on the $10 bill with an unnamed woman.


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