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Mark Skousen

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After I wrote “The Economics of the Pure Gold Standard” (FEE, 4th ed., 2010) — click here to order — many subscribers have asked me if we are going back to a gold standard. I don’t think so, unless we have a complete meltdown of our monetary system — and that’s a big if. I […]

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The fallout of the Supreme Court decision will be felt for months… In essence, the decision opens the floodgates for a bigger, more intrusive, more dangerous government. As George Washington warned, “Government is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Last week, I taught a group of Scouts about the U.S. Constitution. I pointed out […]

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“Overall, new businesses account for almost every new job created in America. For start-ups and small businesses, this bill is a game changer. Because of this bill, start-ups and small businesses will have access to a bigger pool of investors.” — President Barack Obama, March 27, on the JOBS Act. Believe me, titles of popular […]

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My wife and I attended a reception last week honoring Edward Klein, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Amateur.” The veteran journalist interviewed more than 200 insiders in the White House to find out what kind of man President Barack Obama really is. Klein, an insider himself as former editor-in-chief of […]

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My wife and I just returned from a 10-day lecture tour in Poland and England, where I spoke to standing room-only audiences on the growing debt crisis in the West. Most of my books now have been translated into Polish, thanks to our host, publisher extraordinaire Jan Fijor. By coincidence, Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize […]

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My wife and I are here in London, England, after visiting Warsaw, Poland, a few days ago. I’m here to give a lecture on “Hayek vs. Keynes: Who’s on Top?” and to discuss how to apply “Austrian” economics to the financial world. You’ll note the name of this e-letter, the Skousen Investor CAFE. CAFE stands […]