ECONOMIC NEWS

  • The Rise of Mega–Gambling Facilities: A New Skyscraper Curse?
    by Doug French on December 3, 2020

    Circa casino’s new three-story, 78 million–pixel, high-definition screen in its sportsbook gambling compound may represent a new frontier in mega–building trends similar to those of skyscrapers. Original Article: "The Rise of […]

  • How Walter Williams Helped Me Lose a Job
    by William L. Anderson on December 3, 2020

    The passing of economist Walter Williams this week is a blow to anyone who cares about free markets and the negative effects of government intervention on human progress. Professor Williams articulated the role of markets, prices, and private […]

  • The Absurdity of Lockdown 2.0
    by Shane J. Coules on December 3, 2020

    As Ludwig von Mises said, “whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.” This is applicable to peace within nations, too. Original Article: "The Absurdity of Lockdown 2.0". This Audio […]

  • Joe Biden Wants a Huge New Tax on Gun Owners
    by Mark Thornton on December 3, 2020

    Joe Biden’s gun policy platform offers support for almost all conceivable forms of government restrictions on the Second Amendment. This includes bans and restrictions on sales, expansion of registration and background checks, expansion of […]

  • Per Bylund on The Seen, the Unseen, and the Unrealized
    by Jeff Deist, Per Bylund on December 3, 2020

    Professor Per Bylund of Oklahoma State University is the author of The Seen, The Unseen, and the Unrealized. 2020 is the year social scientists failed to show us the unseen, namely the staggering and still unfolding economic, social, medical, and […]

  • The Late Great Walter Williams
    by Jacob G. Hornberger on December 3, 2020

    As most everyone in the libertarian movement knows by now, the great libertarian economist Walter Williams passed away a couple of days ago. HIs passing came as a big shock to me and, I suspect, to most other libertarians. Walter has been a giant, […]

  • The Myth of America as a "Reluctant Superpower"
    by David Gordon on December 3, 2020

    In this outstanding study, Stephen Wertheim shows that both views that dominate American foreign policy are wrong. In doing so, he vindicates for our time the merits of a noninterventionist foreign policy. Original Article: "The Myth of America as a […]

  • Tech Market Cap Reaches Record 42% of GDP
    by Taps Coogan on December 3, 2020

    A central bank fueled 'bull market' in economic pessimism The post Tech Market Cap Reaches Record 42% of GDP appeared first on The Sounding Line.

  • Slavery: The "Broken Window" of American Economic History
    by Lipton Matthews on December 3, 2020

    The New Historians of Capitalism have unleashed a renaissance in the study of slavery as foundational to American progress. Unlike conservative economists who declaim that slavery impeded industrial development these intellectuals argue that it […]

  • New Resolutions for a New Presidential Term
    by Gary Galles on December 3, 2020

    Most Americans probably thought they would know who the President will be shortly after the ballot boxes closed. But after three weeks, the results are still somewhat in doubt. That has thrown a wrinkle into the usual pundit calendar, focused on […]

MESSAGE FROM THE CIRCUS:

Is economics a philosophy, science, propaganda or religion? If it’s a philosophy then how can it ever be proved or disproved? If it’s a science, then why has Austrian economics been ignored for over 100 years? But if it’s propaganda then the State will continue to use it to control the masses, while if it’s a religion, then what hope does the world have?

A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society.

 – Ludwig Von Mises