Central Banks Race to BUY Gold At Record Pace

– August 21, 2012

This must be more evidence of Bernanke’s “tradition.” The Olympics may be over, but central banks around the world have begun a race to buy gold and are doing so at the highest level in decades. The World Gold Council recently announced that central ba …


Ryan: Boon or Bane for U.S. Dollar?

– August 17, 2012

Good news: Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan may put the focus of the presidential campaign on the sustainability of the U.S. budget. Bad news: Ryan’s plan delivers some tough medicine.


Social Security: The Long View

– July 9, 2012

Economic Bulletin Since 1935, AIER has spotted flaws in the program. A quick look at 77 years of commentary. by AIER Staff


New CPI Means Higher Taxes, Lower Benefits

– June 11, 2012

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but a steak tastes not as sweet – if it’s a cut of horse  meat… The new CPI calculations are designed to further disguise inflation and the erosion of your standard of living. Last month, …


Meeting Medicare’s Spiraling Cost

– June 4, 2012

Research Reports Vol. LXXIX, No. 10 | June 4, 2012 Don’t be fooled by overly optimistic projections. It’s even worse than you think. by AIER Research Staff Additional content: Taxing Social Security by Walker F. Todd, PhD, JD, and Enrolled Agent, Resea …


No Easy Fix for Social Security

– May 21, 2012

Research Reports Vol. LXXIX, No. 9, May 21, 2012 Three much-discussed ways to curb Social Security payouts may be inadequate-and come at a high human cost. by Shelly X. Liang, PhD, Research Fellow   Additional content: Medical Research Takes a Hit by Z …


“Welfare and Inflation Create Endless Spiral” – Henry Hazlitt

– April 7, 2011

“As to where the money is coming from, Humphrey announced, “We can pay for it out of a growing, expanding economy. And it is actuarially sound.” It is depressing to record that three days later, on Sept. 28, Richard Nixon also proposed that Social Secu …


“Obama’s Louis XV budget full of gimmicks” – Chicago Tribune

– February 21, 2011

“Classic Obama debt reduction: Add $2 trillion in new taxes, then add another $1 trillion in new spending and, presto, you’ve got $1 trillion of debt reduction. And what of those “painful cuts” Obama is making to programs he really cares about? The cat …


“Golden Opportunity for Social Security”

– September 14, 2010

“The time has come to get our financial situation in order. I’m not talking about the pros and cons of another stimulus or if the Bush/Obama plans “worked” or not, but a more substantive proposal. Let’s get some of our gold back from the International …


How Social Security Paybacks Work

– October 29, 2009

Research Reports – 11/02/2009 How Social Security Paybacks Work You may find it worth the trouble to reset your Social Security benefits calendar. by Neil D. Holden, Visiting Research Fellow Business Cycle Conditions – November 2009 Our leading indicat …


Is Social Security Solvent?

– May 1, 2008

Research Reports – 1988, Issue: 21 Also: Report of the President


Social Security’s Secret Formula

– May 1, 2008

Research Reports – 1994, Issue: 03 Also: The State of the Union Redux