Mark Skousen

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“The impact of the rate of inflation on the price of gold is like tracking the footprints of an animal.” — Julian M. Snyder (“Maxims on Wall Street,” p. 154) Jay Martin invited me to be a keynote speaker for the first time at the annual Vancouver Resource Investment Conference this week. It was a […]

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“You can never change the politicians until you change the people who elect them.” — H. L. (Bill) Richardson For the past 40 years, I’ve been teaching sound, free-market economics at several major colleges and universities around the country, including Columbia Business School and now Chapman University. I’m amazed at how much impact a professor […]

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“Out of small things proceeds that which is great.” When you struggle with a personal problem or challenge, whom do you turn to? You may confide in a friend, a colleague, a parent or perhaps even a wise old uncle or aunt. Here’s my story. In the late 1990s, I started writing a history of […]

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“If greatness is measured by achievement, Orrin Hatch was the greatest U.S. senator of modern times.” — William Doyle, author, “Titan of the Senate” Senator Orrin Hatch was a personal friend of mine for 35 years. When he died last week at age 88, it was the end of a chapter in my life. The […]

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I hope when I get old I don’t sit around thinking about it But I probably will Just sitting back trying to recapture a little of the gloria. —Bruce Springsteen, “Glory Days” The flamboyant and legendary financial guru Jim Dines (1931-2022) died last week. He was 91 years old. He was a long-time friend, financial writer, technical analyst […]

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“If you’re not healthy, you’re not wealthy.” — R. E. McMaster (“Maxims of Wall Street,” p. 143) “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” — Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) Surveys show that some of our greatest fears […]

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