Market Talk – November 18, 2019

ASIA: A lot of pessimism in the news today regarding the US and China trade deal, with agricultural and concerns over intellectual property being the main sticking points. In...

Economic Nationalism: From Mercantilism to World War II

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Germany to Separate North v South by 2030

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The Beauty of Freedom, #12,971, by David Henderson

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Globalist-Endorsed War on Cash May Be China's Next Terrifying Weapon

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Newsletter: The Economy Could End the Year on a Sour Note

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Custodial Risk in New York City

QUESTION: Hello Marty, Your commentary and Socrates’ predictive capacity is ground-breaking. I have been following you for years. Thank you for your time and efforts. I find it fascinating that the...

Income tax rates are a misleading indicator, by Scott Sumner

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Yes, Taxation Is Theft

Libertarians think that taxation is theft. The government takes away part of your income and property by force. Your payments aren’t voluntary. If you think they are, try...
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