Further to my previous post, here is a great summary of Ken Burns’s recent documentary “The War”, which is actually worse than his Civil War one.
What people today call inflation is not inflation, i.e., the increase in the quantity of money and money substitutes, but the general rise in commodity prices and wage rates which is the inevitable consequence of inflation. ~Ludwig von Mises
From the Guardian: Decline and fall of the American Empire Key passage: “Let me put an alternative hypothesis. America in 2011 is Rome in 200AD or Britain on the eve of the first world war: an empire at the zenith of its power but with cracks beginning to show. The experience of both Rome and […]
The last 60 seconds of this documentary is a bit off, but 99% of it is spot on and demands attention. The cost of an American college eduction was once “well worth the cost.” It no longer is (for a vast majority of reasons). The promises of $1M more in aggregate salary over a person’s […]