Mark Skousen

Posted July 26, 2014

Certainly, under Obama, the stock market has done well. In fact, when Democrats have been in the Oval Office, Wall Street tends to do better.

Posted July 22, 2014

I saw a sign from the so-called Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that read “Eight Most Common Reasons for Security Delays.” It warned against putting liquids in carry-ons, failing to take off shoes, etc. They forgot to list the #1 reason for delays: the TSA itself.

Posted July 04, 2014

It’s a sad commentary when a major consumer corporation buys into his hippie-style philosophy and encourages people to live off of others and to adopt the welfare, no-workfare mentality.

Posted June 30, 2014

Thomas Piketty should take note! Inequality is shrinking, not growing, when it comes to useful goods and services.

Posted June 29, 2014

There is a natural tendency for private enterprise to increase services and for government agencies to reduce them.

Posted June 21, 2014

“Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children will be allowed to remain in the country without fear of deportation.” -- President Barack Obama (June 16, 2012)

Posted June 14, 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.

Posted June 09, 2014

Rosen has a volunteer “anti-poverty” program that really works at Tangelo Park in Central Florida, where high-school graduation levels have soared and crime has fallen sharply amid his “good-works” activities.

Posted June 01, 2014

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.

Posted May 24, 2014

Will Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama Administration stop at nothing to silence their critics?

Posted May 19, 2014

This image of wealth is terrible for capitalism at a time when millions — even billions — of people are struggling in this world to survive.

Posted May 17, 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 opus, “Kapital.”

Posted May 11, 2014

I recently watched a classic Yankees baseball game on TV played in the late 1970s. Ron Guidry was the pitcher. The game flew by quickly, taking less than two hours.

Posted May 10, 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.

Posted May 03, 2014

Basically, I contend that Gross Output (GO) is better than Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in measuring the economy. GO is an attempt to measure spending at all stages of production.

Posted April 26, 2014

Basically, I contend that Gross Output (GO) is better than gross domestic product (GDP) in measuring the economy. GO is an attempt to measure spending at all stages of production. It corrects the fallacy fostered by GDP that consumer spending drives the economy.

Posted April 20, 2014

TSA hopes that the experience will encourage more travelers to sign up to become “trusted” travelers.

Posted April 19, 2014

I suggested that the Occupy Wall Street crowd could buy stocks in all the bailed-out banks, hedge funds and private equity firms to profit from the bailout. I call it the “Don’t Get Mad, Get Even” strategy.

Posted April 12, 2014

Last year at the Milken conference, one speaker suggested that the State Capitalism model of China was superior to the Market Capitalism of the West. Niall Fergeson had a shocking response: During the past 30 years, China has boomed because it reduced government control of the economy from 80% to 20%.

Posted April 09, 2014

About 50 of us currently 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. He is an old friend who, as the former partner of George Soros, made millions of dollars in a joint hedge fund.

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