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Proposing the Best Solution to Inequality

03/21/2019

“A dangerous and growing inequality, the lack of upward mobility, is the defining challenge of our time.” — President Barack Obama (2013) Socialism has again reared its ugly head in American politics.  The cause?  The belief among many Americans that only the rich are benefiting from the Obama-Trump booming economy.  The rich get richer, while the poor are […]

From Population Bomb to Bust: What It Means to Investors

03/14/2019

“The burgeoning population growth means the inevitable: mass starvation.” — Paul Erhlich, “The Population Bomb” (1968)   “We do not face the challenge of a population bomb but a population bust – a relentless, generation-after-generation culling of the human herd.” — John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker, “Empty Planet” (2019)   In chapter 3 of my book, “The Making of Modern […]

The Book the New Socialists Fear the Most

03/07/2019

“Avoid investing in those countries with a high level of socialist or government regulation of business. Business growth depends on a strong free-enterprise system.” — Sir John Templeton Sir John Templeton was the original international investor, who became a billionaire by creating the first investment fund. He made a point of investing in countries whose governments had […]

GOLD VS. STOCKS: WHICH IS BETTER?

02/28/2019

“The magical metal is no match for the American mettle.” — Warren Buffett (2019) Like many of you, I am a big fan of Warren Buffett’s investment prowess (but not his views on taxes and government policy). In Warren Buffett’s just released annual report, he rejects the notion of market timing. He confesses, “I have no idea […]

The U.S. Economy Is NOT Slowing Down, Business Spending Soars!

02/21/2019

“Gross Output provides an important new perspective on the economy and a powerful new set of tools of analysis, one that is closer to the way many businesses see themselves.” — Former Bureau of Economic Analysis director Steve Landefeld Is the U.S. economic boom coming to an end? The federal government last month reported that real […]

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The Truth About Global Warming: Real Threat or Hysteria?

02/14/2019

By Mark Skousen Editor, Forecasts & Strategies “Global climate change is a serious problem calling for immediate national action.” — Janet Yellen and other top economists I received an urgent letter last month from Janet Yellen, former Fed chair, asking me to join with other top economists, including 27 Nobel Prize winners, to sign a statement […]

SUPPLY SIDE TAX CUT FEVER: WHY THE RICH ARE LEAVING NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA

02/07/2019

Supply side economics works! The 2018 massive corporate tax cut of 21% has generated lots of new jobs, higher wages and new businesses. It has been one reason the stock market is close to an all-time high, continuing the longest bull market in history. The tax cut has also encouraged U.S.-based international companies like Apple […]

The China Meltdown Is Here!

01/31/2019

Publisher’s Note: We closed Mark Skousen’s Winner’s Circle earlier this month but have decided to open up eight more slots — and once they are gone, we will close membership again until June. Winner’s Circle is a lifetime membership to all five of Mark’s services. Call Grant Linhares directly at 844-419-4548 to learn the details and find out what your […]

What Can We Learn From Jack Bogle, the Conscience of Wall Street?

01/24/2019

Publisher’s Note: We closed Mark Skousen’s Winner’s Circle earlier this month but have decided to open up eight more slots — and once they are gone, we will close membership again until June. Winner’s Circle is a lifetime membership to all five of Mark’s services. Call Grant Linhares directly at 844-419-4548 to learn the details and find out what your […]

Are Government Shutdowns Good for the Economy?

01/17/2019

“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe when the legislature is in session.” — Judge Gideon Tucker The stock market has been soaring ever since the federal government shut down on Dec. 22 in a budget dispute between President Trump and the Democrats who now lead the U.S. House. Ironically, the Dow has climbed […]

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