Category: Economics/Class Relations

Make Money Great Again: Vote for Gold

By Guy Christopher, Originally Published on Money Metals Exchange Who could possibly have predicted the astounding results of the November 8th presidential election? A lot of folks, it turns out. Better than 60 million at last count. But that doesn’t include highly paid, and obviously over-paid, pollsters. And […]

Neoclassical Imperialism

A must read explanation of the contemporary world economic order. This article fits well with my presentation at the National Policy Institute last year. The only real criticism I would have of that article is the author could gain a bit by studying the work of contemporary anarchist, […]

Fiction, Fairy Tales, and Fiat

By Guy Christopher, Originally Published on Money Metals Exchange Do young Americans today know anything about economics? No, they don’t, according to a study during the 2016 presidential primary season, which says lots of other Americans don’t either. The survey found 58% of millennials favor government-run socialism (statistically […]

New Class War

A must read for anyone that wants to understand present day political, cultural, and class conflict. By Daniel McCarthy The American Conservative Michael Hogue Shock gave way to relief this summer as America’s political establishment—rattled by Donald Trump’s success in winning the Republican nomination—reassured itself of his inevitable […]

$135,000 Gold-Backed Scholarship Fund Launched to Help Students Cope with Federal Reserve Induced Tuition Inflation

By J. P. Cortez A major national precious metals dealer announced today the creation of the first gold-backed scholarship fund to support outstanding students who understand that gold is money and can articulate the failures of the inflation-creating Federal Reserve System. Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals […]

Greenspan, Gold, and the Banality of Evil

By Stefan Gleason and Jp Cortez, Originally Published on Money Metals Exchange Under certain circumstances, seemingly decent human beings are capable of horrific things. So it is with Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, who parlayed his sound money bona fides into the top post at America’s private […]

Election 2016: Back to the 1970s?

If the Trump and Sanders movements become a permanent fixture of US politics, the real effect of this will be to repeal the Reagan Revolution and bring American politics back to what it was in the 1970s, and with relatively similar political, economic, and social circumstances (minus the […]

Why Did Venezuela’s Economy Fail? Socialism or Sabotage?

Thomas Sowell says socialism. By Thomas Sowell Investors.Com Opposition protesters shout out “Maduro” during a demonstration demanding the government pursue a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Americans enamored with the soft-focus socialism espoused by Bernie Sanders are deluded into thinking socialism works. It has […]

What Can Gold do for Our Money?

By Stefan Gleason One of the chief virtues of a gold standard is that it serves as a restraint on the growth of money and credit. It makes runaway government deficit spending and major monetary catastrophes such as hyperinflation practically impossible. Opponents of a gold standard can’t defend […]

Left-Wing Paleolibertarianism

By Chris Shaw While my economic views put me on the trajectory of left-libertarianism, with my belief in wider, distributed ownership and the return of mutual aid associations and voluntary, even democratic, structures, I’ve always maintained a cultural conservatism in my outlook, coming from the ideas of Edmund […]

Distributism Is the Future

The Proudhonism of the Right. By Gene Callahan The American Conservative Distributism is the rather awkward name given to a program of political economy formulated chiefly by G.K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc, two of the most prominent English writers of the early 20th century. Both Catholics, they sought […]

The Many Monopolies

The time has come for free-market socialist-anarchism. Combine the critique of state-capitalism outlined in this article by Charles Johnson with the libertarian socialist paradigm, and you’ve got something. By Charles Johnson Center for a Stateless Society We libertarians defend economic freedom, not big business. We advocate free markets, […]

$15 Minimum Wage Debate

This is a good discussion of the minimum wage. Apparently, the folks against C4SS have contending views on this issue. See Cory Massimo vs. Kevin Carson. AM 770 KTTH radio host Ben Shapiro and Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, along with others, engaged in a civil discussion about […]