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Mark Skousen

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“Berkshire’s long-term gains… cannot be dramatic and will not come close to those of the past 50 years. It is harder to double the market value of a $100 billion company than a $1 billion company.” — Warren Buffett, 2014 A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column, “Has Warren Buffett Lost his Magic […]

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“No nation was ever ruined by trade.” — Benjamin Franklin On Constitution Day, I was invited to address the prestigious Wisconsin Forum in Milwaukee. It was my fourth appearance, the most of any speaker in its illustrious history. Past speakers have included Milton Friedman, Henry Hazlitt, Ron Paul and William F. Buckley, Jr. I talked about the dangers of executive power […]

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In the lead-up to the election, Dr. Mark Skousen discusses the flaws behind democratic socialism and the benefits of democratic capitalism.

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Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, is a social democrat who built a worldwide billion-dollar company that was not only profitable but was also socially progressive as it gave stock options, medical insurance, college training and other generous benefits to its employees (who he calls “partners”). Schultz has been a lifelong Democrat, but recently […]

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Steve Forbes is famous for publishing the premier business magazine, Forbes (and Forbes.com); trying his hand at politics (running for president twice); writing great books on economics and becoming the #1 fan of “the world’s largest gathering of free minds,” the FreedomFest conference that takes place in Las Vegas every July. He attends all three-and-a-half […]

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Dr. Mark Skousen reveals his thoughts about the Democratic presidential candidates’ recent seven-hour debate about global and their policy impact on the market.