November 18th, 2014
in Op Ed
Written by Frans Jager, Castnet Corp.
As we have recently witnessed another national election come and go, the grumblings about the dysfunction in Washington D.C. intensify and - believe it or not - there are even some initiatives of bipartisan nature that try to do something about it:
- The Bipartisan Policy Center published, on June 24, 2014 the report by its Commission on Political Reform titled "Governing in a polarized America: A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen our Democracy."
- No Labels, a national movement of Democrats, Republicans and independents dedicated to a new politics of problem solving, offered earlier in the year a "Shared Vision for a Stronger America" with contributions from politicians from both sides of the aisle, led by former governor Jon Huntsman and Senator Joe Manchin.
by Seth Mason, ECOMINOES.com
Appeared originally at Solidus.Center, 17 November 2014.
The Federal Reserve is comprised of economic “interventionists” who ostensibly manipulate the money supply and interest rates for the betterment of the economy and the prosperity of the American people. In reality, the Fed’s monetary manipulation causes severe distortions in the economy that benefit a select few while harming a large swath of people.
by Rick Ackerman, Rick's Picks
The newspaper business is in a state of collapse, undermining the very health of democracy in America in ways that I shall explain. From a financial standpoint, the fatal problems of newspapers are well known, having begun with the encroachment of web-based advertising on crucial sources of revenue, most particularly classified ads. Adding to this problem is the death spiral of brick-and-mortar retail, a failure that has all but killed the big display ads that used to spread across two full pages. Newsprint and delivery costs have soared as well.
by Richard M. Ebeling, mises.org
Eighty years ago, in the autumn of 1934, Ludwig von Mises's The Theory of Money and Credit first appeared in English. It remains one of the most important books on money and inflation penned in the twentieth century, and even eight decades later, it still offers the clearest analysis and understanding of booms and busts, inflations, and depressions.