Economy and Society

Low Unemployment Is Not the Cause of Inflation

Frank Shostak
In his New York Times article of March 27, 2018 — "Immaculate inflation strikes again" — Paul Krugman argues that those economists who are of the opinion that the key factor that causes inflation is increases in money supply are very wrong. According t...

Warmonger’s Remorse

James Howard Kunstler
I don’t know about you, but for a couple of days there I expected to wake up to the sight of mushroom clouds billowing across the horizon, all our exceptional hopes, wishes, troubles, and cares as a nation gone up in a vapor of smoking plastic. I think...

Moscow Prepares For Nuclear War: “Stock Your Bunkers With Water And Foodstuffs”

Mac Slavo
The United States and Russia have been engaged in a war of words over military intervention in Syria, with both countries now mobilizing their armed forces in preparation for conflict. Though the U.S. public doesn’t appear to consider the developing si...

Two Mines Supply Half Of U.S. Silver Production And The Real Cost To Produce Silver

Just two mines supply the United States with half of its silver production, and both are located in Alaska.  It’s quite amazing that Alaska now produces half of the silver for the U.S. when only 30 years ago total mine supply from the state was less th...

Improving Expectations Won't Improve the Reality of Economic Conditions

Frank Shostak
Given the popular view that expectations are the key driving force of an economy, many economists hold that "positive" thinking and large dosages of "good" news can prevent bad expectations from developing.  This, in turn, will prevent a fall in econom...

England Slides Closer To Communism: Malnourished Children Fill Pockets With Food

Mac Slavo
The heads of schools from various parts of England and Wales have described differences in the appearance of some of their pupils. Poverty stricken children are “grey and pale” and fill their pockets with food so they can have something to eat. And the...


James Howard Kunstler
“Peace with Honor” was President Nixon’s anodyne phrase for futzing around as long as possible in Vietnam to conceal the reality that the US military was getting its ass kicked by what we had initially thought was a 98-pound weakling of a Third World c...

What Could Knock the US Dollar Down as Top Global Reserve Currency?

Wolf Richter
Waiting for the “Death of the Dollar” or the end of “Dollar Hegemony?” Further patience is required. But the Chinese yuan is not so popular. What will finally pull the rug out from under the dollar’s hegemony? The euro? The Chinese yuan? Cryptocurrenci...

The $73 billion in Voluntary Taxes (up 9!) that Consumers Pay Eagerly and with Great Excitement

Wolf Richter
And states need it! Tax day is approaching, and the gnashing of teeth is spreading across the nation. But there is one tax that people love to pay voluntarily – and have a huge amount of fun and excitement doing so: the lottery. Playing the lottery is ...

Central Banks Care about the Gold Price – Enough to Manipulate it!

Ronan Manly
In early March,, the Russian based media network, asked me for comments and opinion on the subject of central bank manipulation of gold prices. The comments and opinion that I supplied to RT became the article that RT then exclusively published ...
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The Principle Of Capitalization Of Incomes

Antal E. Fekete
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