Austerity vs. Stimulus: Has Krugman Won the Debate?
Is this was victory looks like?
Skousen CAFE: What’s the Best “Austrian” Indicator to Predict a Crash?
My new book, “A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors” will be coming out this summer (just in time for FreedomFest in July). It will be published by Laissez Faire Books. In this book, I discuss the | Read More »
The Rich and Famous Gather
“The solutions to our problems are found in business, outside of government.” — Tony Blair, 2013 Milken Conference Since the 1970s, I’ve been a big fan of attending conferences as a great way to learn, network, socialize and enjoy a | Read More »
Skousen CAFE: Consider a Business Leader a Hero
Our society does not give nearly enough credit to business leaders who create jobs, behave ethically and provide products and services that enhance our lives. To that end, I was given an opportunity to serve as the keynote speaker in | Read More »
Skousen CAFE: The New Working Class — The Elderly!
My wife and I just returned from Hawaii, where we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and gave talks at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a free-market think tank (http://www.grassrootinstitute.org/). In light of April 15, I talked about tax policy in theory and practice, explaining that most tax policies violate the accountability principle, i.e., that those who benefit should pay (the user pay concept) and adding that most taxes distort economic incentives and hurt economic growth.
Skousen CAFE: Positive or Negative about the Stock Market?
“Bull markets climb a wall of worry.” — Old Wall Street saying I have on my bookshelf a series of books with opposite titles: “The Alpha Strategy” and the “Omega Strategy;” “Asia Rising” and “Asia Falling;” “Free to Choose” and | Read More »
Skousen CAFE: The 21st Century Gold Standard: Bitcoin!
Gold and silver have been in a bear market for the past two years, but a private alternative currency is all the rage and has tripled in value this year! Bitcoin is a private digital currency, created in 2009, which | Read More »
Skousen CAFE: Austrian Economics in the Bible
“This man began to build and was not able to finish.” — Luke 14:30 I’ve enjoyed watching parts of “The Bible,” the History Channel’s series on the Bible from the story of Adam and Eve to the resurrection of Jesus | Read More »
Skousen CAFE: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Fall of America
“The United States was lucky to have George Washington as a founding father, because he had that same civic virtue, and of course he had read about and admired Cincinnatus.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger Last week, I drove my car from | Read More »
Skousen CAFE: Romney’s Revenge: Private Equity Stocks Soar
“Free enterprise has done more to increase the standard of living of Americans than all the government programs combined.” – Mitt Romney I am speaking at the Investment U conference this week in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the focus is | Read More »