Fiscal Policy

Monday, February 27th, 2012
If an inflation tax falls in the forest, and not one in a million understand it, does it make a sound?[1]
Monday, February 27th, 2012

All We Like Sheep  A classic by Joseph Sobran fitzgerald griffin foundation

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
To follow the development of the Euro crisis it sometimes feels like watching a slow motion movie where we know the final result, but we don't know how is it going to be played out.
Friday, January 27th, 2012

...the Federal Government just added $100 to your kid's credit card debt.

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
 No matter how many times they clean it, the fresh ink stains just won't go away.
Friday, January 20th, 2012

If the State is so resourceful, why does it need to borrow and tax so much?

Friday, January 20th, 2012

"We have today in my opinion, a symptom of inflation-of monetary inflation. And this is corporate profits have rebounded - they are at record highs. And the second symptom is essentially a bubble in high quality government bonds." -Marc Faber

Monday, January 9th, 2012

I've been having some discussions with a friend about technical operating mechanisms for a gold standard system. What would be best?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Intrepid investigative journalists have just uncovered the reason that Uncle Sam has been spending at such a rapid pace: it turns out that China had promised to fund our Welfare State here in the United States for 10 years if the USG was able to spend $900,000,000,000 before today, January 5th, 2012
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
The election of Spain's new President of Government, Mariano Rajoy, has produced quite a few expectations. His plan seems to go against the tide on some focal points regarding the problems of the European Crisis.
Monday, December 19th, 2011
It’s amazing how so many people don’t get gold. It’s only been 40 years since the dollar was completely severed from it’s once proud golden heritage, yet most finance and econ people are wont to consider gold just another commodity—and a not very “useful” one at that.
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Strange and amazing things happen when sovereign debt levels get out of hand.
Friday, December 2nd, 2011

“Lord, make me chaste, but not yet.”-St. Augustine

Monday, November 28th, 2011
In recent days, Europe has seen two governments fall: the Prime Ministers from Greece and Italy. New governments where formed. Besides these important changes, the financial markets did not calm down; volatility and uncertainty did not go away as former governments did.
Monday, November 14th, 2011
By all accounts in the news, the FOMC basically threw up its hands at its meeting this week, deciding it can't do anything constructive to improve economic conditions.
Sunday, October 16th, 2011
As the Wall Street Journal reports, 6 Yale economists convened
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
The turmoils affecting the economics and financial markets in the United States and Europe do not seem to go away as fast as anyone would want to. Those who warned that this may be a crisis with a "W" shape may well be right.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
This week was of high political voltage because of the debt ceiling debate. Could the most important economy in the world default its debt? And in such case, what would happen, not only to the United States, but to the worldwide economy, given that we are in the midst of a financial crisis?
Monday, July 25th, 2011
Article and photo originally published at The Weekly StandardWilliam Kristol July 24, 2011