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Richard Cantillon, the Most Important Economist You’ve Never Heard Of

Richard Cantillon, the Most Important Economist You’ve Never Heard Of
Richard Cantillon is the most important economist you’ve never heard of. Born in Ireland sometime in the mid- to late-1600s, Richard Cantillon’s contributions to economics are found in his major work, Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en General (Essay on the Nature of Commerce in General). In 1734, Cantillon was mysteriously murdered by a disgruntled former employee, and his... Read More

2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States

2019 Outlook: The State of Sound Money in the United States
The Great Recession, coupled with the “Ron Paul Revolution,” prompted a renaissance of the sound money movement in the United States. As Germany, Russia, and China — to name a few — continue to increase their gold holdings, the hegemonic power of Federal Reserve Notes (referred to today as the dollar) is slowly slipping away. Simultaneously, whispers—once relegated to fringe... Read More

Showdown Looms on Federal Spending, Border Wall

Showdown Looms on Federal Spending, Border Wall
U.S. government agencies could run out of operating funds starting on midnight this Friday, December 7th. At issue: President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. He wants Congress to commit $5 billion for construction of a wall along portions of the U.S.-Mexico border. The migrant caravan that recently attempted to crash the border near Tijuana has helped rally Republicans to support... Read More