Mark Skousen

Posted May 20, 2016

I recently appeared for the first time on Larry Kudlows nationwide radio program on ABC, and I talked about alternative measures to gross domestic product (GDP). I see the Economist also had a cover story entitled How to Measure Prosperity.

Posted May 20, 2016

Is Las Vegas (and Nevada) destroying itself as the entertainment capital of the world and as a tax haven?

Posted May 18, 2016

In a highly competitive global economy, we need the best-educated workforce in the world. Its time we made college tuition free at public colleges and universities.

Posted May 11, 2016

The New York Times recently ran a cover story about how billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper moved out of New Jersey after paying millions of dollars in state income taxes. After 20 years, he had witnessed the state gradually increase its state income tax from 2% to 6% to todays 9%. In fact, up until 1976, New Jersey had no state income tax.

Posted April 29, 2016

Is there any solution to poverty, or are we destined to witness a permanent welfare class in America?

Posted April 22, 2016

My gross output (GO) statistic for the fourth quarter was released April 21 by the federal government. Heres what it showed:

Posted April 15, 2016

Over the past 36 years, hundreds of investment newsletters have come and gone. It is a tough business, and I consider myself a survivor, having gone through boom and bust, bull and bear markets, revolutions and crises, and I still have been able to make money for my subscribers.

Posted April 08, 2016

Wall Street has struggled this week, but gold is moving higher.

Posted April 08, 2016

The big news in the financial press is what is being called The Panama Papers.

Posted April 04, 2016

There is good news for taxpayers and investors. Last December, Congress passed and President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, known as the PATH Act. It is one of the few times Congress has accurately described its legislation.

Posted April 04, 2016

Starting in 2007, the U.S. Mint was required to create a new series of $1 coins commemorating U.S. presidents.

Posted March 25, 2016

In the mid-1980s, my family and I spent two years living in the Bahamas, the island of June. I always tell people it was life in living color. I wrote an article on our life there called Easy Living: My Two Years in the Bahamas.

Posted March 25, 2016

I applaud President Obama for seeking to open up trade and relations with Cuba. Increasing communications and business with the United States will do more to break down the Communist disaster in Cuba than any blockade will ever do.

Posted March 21, 2016

Ive spoken at dozens of AAII meetings all over the country, and always enjoy them. AAII investors are well informed and ask good questions. In fact, Ill be speaking at the Los Angeles chapter on Saturday, April 9.

Posted March 18, 2016

I had to laugh when I read that Walter Block, an economist who claims to be an anarchist, has endorsed Donald Trump for president and announced a Libertarians for Trump campaign on a website that says it is anti-war, anti-state and pro-market. Donald Trump is none of these.

Posted March 11, 2016

Ever since I read a book called The Dogs of Capitalism, by Mitchell Jones, Ive been interested in the topic of for-profit breeding of animals to create pets and even pit bulls as guard dogs. I always considered this form of intelligent design from nature as a positive advance a good combination of man and nature at work.

Posted March 11, 2016

A greater result is obtained by producing goods in roundabout ways than by producing them directly. Eugen von Bhm-Bawerk, The Positive Theory of Capital (1889)

Posted March 08, 2016

Taxation is the price we pay for failing to building a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. Mark & Jo Ann Skousen, Persuasion vs. Force.

Posted March 01, 2016

Even better than unilateral measures in Europe would be a global agreement to stop issuing notes worth more than say $50 or $100. Lawrence Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury

Posted February 29, 2016

What is the key to economic success, growth and progress?

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