The free market is a beautiful thing. The voluntary actions of individuals exchanging value for value according to mutual consent benefits all parties. Yet these days the myth is perpetuated that the free market is somehow harmful or to be feared. It will either destroy the environment or cause all manner of social ills. But the evidence shows us again and again that a free market solves … [Read more...] about The amazing Free Market – with Professor Walter Block
The outlook for gold and silver bullion prices has again turned to strong. Several significant factors are increasingly working in favour of precious metals as an investment. The great sell-off triggered in late-summer of 2011 by ETFs pulling out of and liquidating huge gold and silver positions has long been digested by the markets. Prices sat in a narrow band for an extended … [Read more...] about Strong Price Outlook in Precious Metals Resuming
These days it is hard to find anyone who is prepared to admit they are a fan of using fossil fuel energy. So deeply entrenched is the false idea that CO2 is the great evil and that the planet will be destroyed unless we all switch to renewables. No rational debate is heard in the mainstream media because the pros and cons of various different sources of energy are not honestly appraised. … [Read more...] about The Moral case for Fossil Fuel Energy – with Don Watkins
What is a cryptocurrency? Why should we care about this new digital form of money? Isn't Bitcoin dead and gone? Do we really need to educate ourselves about this technology now that the price has fallen so low? The answer to all these questions and more is not what you hear in the mainstream. This technology is here to stay and it is still in our best interests to continue to educate … [Read more...] about Where next for cryptocurrency? – with Ashley Pugh
The idea that money is the root of all evil or its variant "The love of money is the root of all evil" are a moral assumption many of us have grown up with. It is embedded deep within the mainstream view that most people have absorbed and hold as their own to some degree without conscious consideration or reasoned argument. The study of money is conspicuously absent from school … [Read more...] about Is money really the root of all evil?
Do you want to be free and live in a moral society that supports human flourishing? If so, you must understand the concept of rights and be able to defend the idea in conversation. Similarly, do you value all the wonderful technological products that are available today and the wealth you enjoy to be able to buy them? If so, to preserve these things you must know that the recognition of … [Read more...] about What are Rights? Where do they come from? And why do we need them?
Think "Anarchy". What does it conjure for you? What images come to mind? How does the idea of anarchy make you feel? Introspect for a while with your initial thoughts and feelings about anarchy. Make a mental note of associated words and ideas that come to mind. Anarchy is a concept that has endured many decades of relentless propaganda. Fearing anarchy is arguably one of the most … [Read more...] about Challenging our convictions about Anarchy – with Jeff Berwick
Whether considered boring, irrelevant or impossible to understand, economics and economists are held in poor regard by most people. However, a knowledge of how to create wealth is essential if we want to enjoy abundance. We need to be able to understand the claims made by politicians and policymakers so we can challenge them when necessary if wealth creation is to remain possible in the … [Read more...] about The economics of peace and abundance with Dr Mark Thornton
Capitalism is a recent historical phenomenon, and its impact is most often unappreciated. Have you ever wondered why so many centuries past by without any significant advances in technology and material comfort? Have you ever questioned why the industrial revolution suddenly sprang forth seemingly out of nowhere to improve the lives of almost everyone on the planet in such a short time? … [Read more...] about Myths about Capitalism