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Journal of Prices & Markets Summer 2014 Available Now

Sunday, July 6th, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.
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Mises Canada is proud to announce the release of Volume 2, Issue 2, Summer 2014 of the Journal of Prices & Markets. You can download the latest edition here. This summer’s edition features the writing of Dave Howden, Doug French, Walter

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It’s Official – German Gold is Staying in New York at The Federal Reserve

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.

Republished from Liberty Blitzkrieg Michael Krieger | Posted Monday Jun 23, 2014 at 10:58 am *Update: A couple of people have made a stink about this post claiming that it is misleading because the prior agreed upon repatriation schedule has not actually changed. That said, anyone

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Government Motors Fails Again

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.
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Reposted from Forbes General Motors has provided more fodder for Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra’s return engagement with Congress.The Detroit-based automaker recalled another 3.16 million 2000 to 2014 model year vehicles, according to a U.S. regulatory filing Monday. It was

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The inevitability of Private Healthcare in Canada in one chart

Friday, May 30th, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.
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  Graph Courtesy of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Don’t forget those Pension liabilities and Debt. Republished from the CBC: Rising debt a massive challenge, Charlene Johnson says Newfoundland and Labrador’s net debt will push close to the $10-billion

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Honoring War Heroes

Sunday, May 18th, 2014 by posted in Foreign Policy, Uncategorized.

On May 9th, the Globe and Mail featured “In photos: Faces of honour on a day marking Canada’s Afghan mission.” The piece was introduced with the words, “Day-long event commemorates Canada’s sacrifices during guerilla war that claimed the lives of

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Taking Inventory of Conventional GDP Accounting

Friday, May 16th, 2014 by posted in Economics, Uncategorized.

From a Misesian perspective, there are numerous problems with conventional GDP accounting. The most fundamental problem is that it focuses on spending as the measure of production. So long as we’re dealing with genuine market transactions, this is somewhat defensible–if

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Black Box Banking

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.

Bank of America announced it had miscalculated and overstated its regulatory capital by $4 billion.  The Wall Street Journal’s David Reilly doesn’t see any issues with the big bank’s solvency. “Granted, what happened is complicated, involving the classification for regulatory,

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Putin’s Strong Hand

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.

The TV talking heads in the U.S. don’t believe Putin is much of a threat because the Russian economy is so poor. I’m not sure what they are comparing it to. As far as government finances go, as I point

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DS joins Mises Canada

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.
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Interest in the Austrian School of Economics and the work of Ludwig von Mises has been on the rise for some time, and happily, this trend seems to be continuing, as can be seen, among other things, from the spread

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Politicians Prevent Cooperative, International Exchange

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.

From today’s Open Europe news summary: Speaking in the Bundestag this morning, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that due to the complexity of the negotiations over the EU-US free trade agreement, the risk of failure had to be taken seriously, although

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Staples Celebrates The Recovery With 225 Store Closures, Sales Plunge

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.

Reposted from Zerohedge: Nothing says global ‘economic recovery’ like a major retailer drastically missing revenue expectations, slashing earnings projections and announcing it will shutter 225 stores nationwide. Staples, the largest US office supplies retailer, hit the triple whammy and didn’t blame

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Satoshi Nakamoto revealed!

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.
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Satoshi Nakamoto has been revealed! ‘Satoshi Nakamoto‘, the mysterious founder and creator of the biggest digital cryptocurrency ‘Bitcoin‘ has reportedly been unmasked as a 64-year-old father of six living in Temple City, Southern California.   Satoshi Nakamoto introduced Bitcoin to the world

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Slavery Could Not Last in an (Otherwise) Free Market

Saturday, March 1st, 2014 by posted in Economics, Uncategorized.
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With all of the hubbub recently over slavery and its (alleged) ties to Austro-libertarianism, I thought it important to point out that the very nature of a market economy is incompatible with the institution of slavery. Note, I am NOT

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Central Bankers: Inflation is God’s Work

Friday, February 21st, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.

Inflation is always somebody else’s fault. Ludwig von Mises called out finger pointing central bankers and politicians decades ago in his book, Economic Policy. “The most important thing to remember is that inflation is not an act of God, that

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Canaries in the Coal Mine: Junk Food and Suicide

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.
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Veggies have fallen from number three to number nine on the top 10 Super Bowl foods list. Pizza and Buffalo Wings are instead climbing the charts.  And fruit, ranked 6 last year, has fallen out of the top 10. According

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Real US Unemployment is 37.2%

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.

Republished from Marotta Wealth Management Should We Wallow in the Rising Stock Market? by David John Marotta & Megan Russell | 01-19-2014 Keynesian economists have cited the rising U.S. stock market as evidence that the economy is picking up steam.

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Scorsese’s Pump and Dump

Monday, January 6th, 2014 by posted in Uncategorized.

Former prosecutor Joel Cohen tells the Wall Street Journal the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” should not have been made. Mr. Cohen believes the mere fact Hollywood megastar Leonardo DiCaprio portrayed the penny stock hustler glamorizes a criminal who,

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But the Progressives Told Us Abenomics Would Be Great for Japan

Monday, December 30th, 2013 by posted in Economics, Uncategorized.
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When newly elected Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised new deficit spending and pedal-to-the-metal monetary inflation, the progressive Keynesians were excited. And indeed, debasing the yen seemed to work for a few months, with analysts saying US policymakers should follow

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Entrepreneurship Saves Lives in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Monday, December 16th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.

Hollywood reviles entrepreneurs. At the same time government functionaries are championed on the silver screen, whether they’re cops, federal agents, or politicians. Businesses are depicted as ripping off consumers while government steps in to make things right. This holiday movie

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Human Spirit vs. Prison Nation

Friday, December 13th, 2013 by posted in Uncategorized.

In a piece for Casey Research I explore the idea that America’s incarceration nation may have peaked. Instead of throwing thousands behind bars for marijuana infractions, voters in bankrupt states will likely choose to legalize pot and start taxing the

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