Austrian Economics

30 Years Later: Can 'Black Monday' Still Happen Today?

You Bet It Can. How To Protect Yourself With A Cup Of Coffee.<p>It's October 19th, 1987. On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, traders scurry …

Finance

Venezuela's Default Disaster

By: Daniel Lacalle <br>Socialism always promises heaven and gives hell.In the early hours of Thursday, November 2, the Maduro regime certified its latest …

Conservative View

Poverty, health care, housing in Cleveland's wards remain key issues, report shows

CLEVELAND, Ohio - New profiles of each of Cleveland's 17 wards confirms what many people would expect: the city is wrestling with a host of problems …

Cleveland

Cleveland City Council looks to force petition drives to disclose their backers

CLEVELAND, Ohio - City Council is expected Monday to approve new reporting requirements meant to track groups that hire professionals to gather …

Cleveland

Queensland election: Labor’s to lose?

<b>With the polls tight, One Nation on the rise and an Adani coal mine wild card, this weekend's Queensland election is on a knife-edge, writes Dr Lee</b> …

Economics

Freedom for Television and Radio

By: Murray N. Rothbard <br>There is one important area of American life where no effective freedom of speech or the press does or can exist under the …

Conservative View

Business Cycles And Inflation, Part II

<i>By Pater Tenebrarum</i><p>Early Warning Signals in a Fragile System<p>[ed note: here is Part 1; if you have missed it, best go there and start reading from the …

Economy

The Daily Hell of Life in the Soviet Bloc

By: James Bovard <br>This month is the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party’s seizure of power in Petrograd, Russia. British Guardian columnist Paul …

Conservative View

SA crowdfunding platform hits R50-million mark

Crowdfunding and fundraising platform BackaBuddy has become the first website of its kind in South Africa to raise over R50-million for its charities …

Startups

Qld election may turn on five seats around Townsville

Former Queensland speaker and Labor minister John Mickel has warned there is the potential for a change of government brewing in North Queensland.<p>He …

Annastacia Palaszczuk

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017<p><b>Dear michaelcarlton,</b><p>The sex-obsessed ACL isn't ready to give up just yet, Margot Saville discovers. Keane on the patent untruths of …

Jacqui Lambie

Lyndon Johnson's Terrible Legacy

By: Patrick Barron <br>Recently my wife and I spent a morning at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas. The damage done by this …

Conservative View

I Would Be Richer if I Owned Your Assets

One of the most curious – and most mistaken – arguments that Ian Fletcher made during our debates on trade earlier this week at Hillsdale College …

Economics

Is Behavioral Economics Good Economics?

By: Frank Shostak <br>Recently, a relatively new economics called Behavioral Economics (BE) has started to gain popularity. Its practitioners such as …

Conservative View

We're Living in the Age of Capital Consumption

By: Ronald-Peter Stöferle <br>When capital is mentioned in the present-day political debate, the term is usually subject to a rather one-dimensional …

Economics

The Lyceum Scholars Program Is Changing Higher Education at Clemson

American higher education is increasingly defined by an aimless mishmash of courses on trivial topics that present no clear view of what a human …

Education

More on libertarian skepticism about democracy – a rejoinder to Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson of the Niskanen Center has posted an insightful response to my critique of his essay blaming libertarian skepticism of democracy for many of the flaws of the present-day Republican right (and, by extension, American politics generally). In my earlier post, I argued that Wilkinson was …

Fascism

Councilman Jeff Johnson staying put in Cleveland, won't rule out another run for office

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Councilman Jeff Johnson, who finished third in the city's 2017 mayoral primary, hasn't settled on whether he'll make another run …

Cleveland

Leftist Billionaires Virtue-Signal on Tax Cuts

By: Gary Galles <br>As happens every time any sort of tax change that can be demonized as “tax cuts for the rich” is proposed, the Trump administration’s …

Conservative View

"Economic Development" Is a Corporate Welfare Scheme

By: Nathan Keeble <br>The Beacon Center, a libertarian think tank based in Nashville, has released a new film highlighting and describing the impact of …

Conservative View

Hayek on Good and Bad Unemployment Policies

By: Friedrich A. Hayek <i><br>In 1944 Professor Hayek emphasised that sustainable employment depends on an appropriate distribution of labour among the</i> …

Economics

Duties Imposed Against Chinese "Dumping" Hurt American Consumers

By: Andrew Moran <br>For years, special interests have called on the U.S. government to “level the playing field” in the form of duties, levies, and …

Economics

The New Progressives

By: David Gordon <i><br>The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Economic Growth, and Increase Inequality</i>. By Brink Lindsey and Steven …

Conservative View

African American Freedom and the Illusive “Forty Acres and a Mule”

On August 18, 2016, the United Nations Working Group on Experts of People of African Descent determined that the history of Black people’s …

Black History

Regime Change

The costs of our increasingly uncertain policy environment<p>It’s time for regime change, and I’m not talking about throwing President Trump out of …

Conservative View

The Fed's Bubblenomics

By: Murray Sabrin <br>[The Following is adapted from a preface to a new report by Murray Sabrin, featured in his November 15 presentation, "Bubblenomics" …

Economy

Nationalized Slavery: The Fugitive Slave Law

By: Chris Calton <br>In this episode, Chris Calton looks at the horrors of fugitive slave laws, the ways government incentivized the kidnapping of free …

Conservative View

"The People vs..." — Why the State Claims To Be a Victim of Crime

By: Chris Calton <br>Our criminal justice system offers an interesting paradox. If a criminal commits a violent action against a peaceful person — say, a …

Law

The Tuskegee Experiment at 45: Have Public-Health Programs Been Vindicated?

By: Dale Steinreich <br>November 16, 2017 marks the forty-fifth anniversary of the federal memorandum that ended the Tuskegee syphilis experiment. In …

Conservative View

Labor says no to Adani but yes to $5b Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

The contentious Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, derided by Labor as a $5 billion National Party slush fund, will survive, finance …

Australian Labor Party