Category: Economics

Von Mises and Roepke

I’ve always wanted to understand better the differences between Wilhelm Roepke and Ludwig von Mises. This article is helpful: Roepke and von Mises: The Difference http://t.co/HNOQ1TAEpt — The Daily …

Monday

Econ Monday Long-time readers may recall that I blogged once a week on economic matters (“Econ Saturday”), in the wake of the 2008 meltdown. I stopped for a couple …

Saturday

Depressing Stuff Anybody here pay their own health insurance premiums? I do. I received notice that my premium is going up 26% this year. And oh yeah: I have …

Saturday

Econ Saturday So what happened yesterday? Stocks got hammered. Oil dropped 4%. Metals held their ground, but that’s no big deal. They often do well when the other investments …

Monday

Student Loans The student debt problem is getting more and more press . . . and more attention in Congress. The whole debate infuriates me. The federal government created …

Monday

Antifragility Nassim Taleb is coming out with a new book. It sounds great. Unfortunately, it won’t be available for another eight months. I listened to a podcast about it. …

Wednesday

Soros the Austrian? George Soros grabbed headlines yesterday with an interview in Newsweek. The rabid leftist octogenarian investment icon and social activist ain’t too optimistic. He’s expecting riots in …

Wednesday

Happy All Souls Day. It’s probably my favorite non-obligatory feast day of the year. Occupy a Job Already The Occupy Wall Street people need to go home. I sympathized …

Tuesday

This seems consistent with massive money printing: The extra money flows to the favored segments (Wall Street and its connections) but not to main street. Meanwhile, the extra money …