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President Trump, the populist canary in the coal mine?
The Canary. A canary is a small bird that coal miners used to take down with them in coal mines to warn them of dangerous carbon dioxide levels. If the miners notice the canary die or be rendered unco
Let's Make a Collage
LMAC 65: Harvesting Tobacco and Children in the Fields
My collage is neither fantastical nor realistic. The plants are tobacco plants, but tobacco plants don't bud until they are mature. And the field workers have no receptacle in which to place their pro
Will it be us?
Over the last few months, I have written a few posts talking about how much the wealth gap has changed between the wealthy - and everyone else. It isn't just the poor, it is almost everyone. The curre
Hong Kong: A Shining Beacon of Laissez Faire and Small Government.
#economics #adamsmith #freetrade #markets #taxation #government #austrianeconomics #keynes #centralplanning #hongkong Today we will look at Hong Kong and its economy in the post-WWII period and how it
Crypto Net Worth
Most of us calculate our crypto net worth from time to time, or even regularly. We might think of it in terms of a fiat currency like dollars, or a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. But what about calculat
A Skeptic's Read Through Marx: Part 2
I'm not sure how I will develop this series of posts. On the one hand, there is an urge to go through with a section-by-section commentary, but on the other hand, my time and your patience are both sc
Has Gold Been a Good Hedge Versus Inflation?
#cpi #inflation #gold #money #fiatcurrency #debt #deficit #QE #credit #interestrates #yields #m1 #m2 Today we will be looking at whether gold has been a good hedge versus the official government infla
Does Advertising Tell The Truth?
Advertising is the creation of awareness of new products in order to induce and influence purchase. Advertising as it is used in our modern business today must have consumer confidence if it is to per
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