Fiscal Policy

Friday, August 17th, 2012
Good news: Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan may put the focus of the presidential campaign on the sustainability of the U.S. budget. Bad news: Ryan’s plan delivers some tough medicine; if the European experience is any guide, “austerity” makes bad politics.
Friday, July 27th, 2012
The good students of economic history marvel at how often human beings commit the same mistakes.   In a draft about "How to Achieve a Sound Money (and avoid the Road to Serfdom)", Antony Fisher quotes then British Prime Minister Callaghan.
Thursday, July 26th, 2012

July 25, 2012 C-SPAN

Representative from Texas Dr. Ron Paul questions Timothy Geithner about the LIBOR SCANDAL, the Fed, interest rates, and American taxpayers paying elite bond traders to serve (and become very wealthy) as intermediaries between the Treasury and the Fed.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
David Ignatius at WaPo has written an opinion piece which warns that the American and European Central banks have been "forced" by complacent and cowardly politicians into pumping money into the economy - to keep the economy afloat - because politicians have been unwilling to commit to
Monday, July 23rd, 2012

by Steve H. Hanke

This article appeared in the August 2012 issue of Globe Asia.
Monday, July 9th, 2012

Is the Euro harder to escape than the Gold Standard?

by Gonzalo Schwarz
Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
By Devin Roundtree
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
    One of gold’s greatest powers is that it is a unit of account which cannot be fudged nearly as easily as the fiat all-you-can-print buffet. Feel like your wages are buying less in real terms?They are:
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
At The Economist blog Free Exchange, different opinions on the situation of Europe are discussed.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

If you're at a table full of politicians and you can't find the scapegoat, it's you.

by Monty Pelerin
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Our own, Dr. Tyler Watts of Ball State University, has been honored with the Beth A. Hoffman Memorial Prize for Economic Writing.

From the theFreemanonline:

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Treasury Trust Bonds.  Two out of three won't cut it anymore.

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Then again, who wants a government run gold standard anyway?