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Mark Skousen

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Henry Blodget, CEO and editor of the Business Insider website, proudly announced that in the long-standing debate of austerity vs. stimulus, the Keynesian Paul Krugman has won.

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My new book, “A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors” will be coming out this summer (just in time for FreedomFest in July). It will be published by Laissez Faire Books. In this book, I discuss the various methods devised by Austrian financial experts — followers of the Austrian school of Mises […]

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“The solutions to our problems are found in business, outside of government.” — Tony Blair, 2013 Milken Conference Since the 1970s, I’ve been a big fan of attending conferences as a great way to learn, network, socialize and enjoy a new environment. It’s always refreshing to get out and see a whole new world. I […]

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Our society does not give nearly enough credit to business leaders who create jobs, behave ethically and provide products and services that enhance our lives.

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My wife and I just returned from Hawaii, where we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and gave talks at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a free-market think tank (http://www.grassrootinstitute.org/). In light of April 15, I talked about tax policy in theory and practice, explaining that most tax policies violate the accountability principle, i.e., that those who benefit should pay (the user pay concept) and adding that most taxes distort economic incentives and hurt economic growth.

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“Bull markets climb a wall of worry.” — Old Wall Street saying I have on my bookshelf a series of books with opposite titles: “The Alpha Strategy” and the “Omega Strategy;” “Asia Rising” and “Asia Falling;” “Free to Choose” and “Free to Lose;” “How to Win Friends and Influence People” and “How to Lose Friends […]