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Mark Skousen

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Breaking News: I have a Special Announcement at the end of this Skousen CAFÉ.  “The stock market and the economy are two different things.” –- Milton Friedman (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 155) Last week, the Labor Department reported that fewer jobs were created than expected — the bad news caused Wall Street to rally […]

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Breaking News: My recommendation to invest in emerging markets is paying off. The Argentina Fund is now the top performing country fund in the world, and my best performing investment in 2024 (up 25% so far). President Javier Milei is selling his libertarian message to the world, speaking at Davos and the Milken Conference this year. Next stop: FreedomFest, which Forbes calls […]

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“There’s more wisdom in your book than four years of college education!” — Subscriber Back in November 2022, I attended the annual Baron Investment Conference at Lincoln Center (the Opera House) in New York City, along with 5,000 other shareholders. On that occasion, Ron Baron interviewed Elon Musk, who, at the time, was the world’s […]

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“Congratulations on your work. It has been a long slog to get the national accounts to introduce innovative measures. This will open up the potential for new insights into the behavior of the economy.” — William D. Nordhaus (Nobel Laurette, 2018), Yale University Three weeks ago, I stuck my neck out when I wrote an […]

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“Adam Smith was a radical and a revolutionary in his time — just as those of us who preach laissez-faire are in our time.” — Milton Friedman (1976) Last week, I was on a panel at the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) meetings in Las Vegas. We were there to review the new biography, […]

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“We have never seen anything like this in Latin America.” — Daniel Di Martino, Economist Special Alert: Today, I announce the world’s most sought-after speaker at FreedomFest. See below.  For years, I’ve avoided recommending country funds in emerging markets, and for good reason. The China Fund is down 80% from its high way back in […]