David Ricardo’s classic book extolling free trade turns 200 years old this year. Its rediscovery could do much to improve current trends.
A company is trying to bring the calming influence of gold to the Wild West frontier of cryptocurrencies
A monetary standard based on Bitcoin, a digital currency, would act something like the gold standard in making price levels more predictable and stabilizing exchange rates but would likely be undone by politicians and central bankers.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has tossed a wet blanket on initial coin offerings just as they were soaring as an alternative financing vehicle for young companies.
Taxes are being collected to help end the financial crisis that ended nearly a decade ago.
The Penn State University climate scientist known for his “hockey stick” computer model and hair-trigger litigiousness has suffered a stiff check within the Canadian court arena.
The death of manufacturing in the United States is being postponed, even reversed, by foreign investment including that coming from China.
President Trump recently signed a G-20 statement that supports international regulation of U.S. financial institutions, something that flies in the face of his domestic political positions.
Trends in crowdfunding and cryptocurrencies are converging into a mechanism catapulting cash-poor young companies and fashioning a new financing landscape.
Some of Europe’s biggest electricity operators plan to start trading on a blockchain platform before the end of this year, although a collision with the European Union’s regulatory apparatus remains a possibility.
The American Revolution is still being fought, and the Washington-based administrative state is the biggest enemy.
Texans’ writing checks as good as gold is just a few months from reality.
Less than two weeks after being unmasked as Washington’s biggest producer of regulations, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a report calling for lessening regulation.
The Federal Register, the Bible of the U.S. regulatory state, grew by 15,634 pages in a single year — 2016 — showing the depth of costly rules flooding American commerce.
The Panic of 1907, 110 years ago, was used to justify the creation of the Federal Reserve. From an economic perspective, the justification was a weak reed.
“Black Swan” author Nassim Nicholas Taleb is forecasting a coming “libertarian’s dream” as the grip of the ruling classes weakens.
Fintech companies may become victims of their own successes as they increasingly come into regulatory crosshairs, but substandard economic growth rates and increasing banking sector concentration make a strong case for shifting in the direction toward laissez-faire.
Pope Francis delivered a blistering attack on libertarianism in April.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker is still regarded as a sage on Wall Street and beyond, but his contention that banking-sector competition hasn’t lessened is flat-out wrong, some say.
Texas declared it wants to repatriate its gold, sending beams through the monetary world. Is this the long-awaited new day for alt-currency devotees or another false dawn?