John Hunt Writes Libertarian Fiction in a Statist World

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For a principled libertarian, living in a world dominated by collectivism can be a daunting task. For John Hunt and his readers, fiction offers solace and a platform for spreading rugged individualism. Coauthor with Doug Casey of the successful High Ground novels, Hunt is a man whose moral compass led him to career change. A… Read More

The Calm before the Storm: Defaults Ahead

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Jim Grant of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer has more than three decades of experience monitoring macroeconomic metrics, and he is aghast at the post-Great Recession era. We are in uncharted waters, in terms of low and negative interest rates and seemingly worldwide and unprecedented currency devaluation. While Grant is reluctant to offer timing for the… Read More

Vancouver: The World’s Mining Hub

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Everybody knows that mining is a major economic force in Canada. However, the magnitude of Vancouver’s dominance on the world stage is less known. In fact, the city is the home to over 800 mining and junior prospecting companies, while the next best foreign city—Perth, Australia—has not even one third that many. Karleigh Middlemiss, a… Read More

Gundlach Live Webcast: "Miracle Grow"

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Several months after his last live address to investors in his fund, Double Line CEO Jeffrey Gundlach is holding his latest periodic live webcast with investors, titled “Miracle Grow.” Readers can listen to the webcast live by clicking on the slide below or the click on this link (registration required). We will publish the accompanying… Read More

Economic Freedom versus Populism

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Across the world, populist movements are on the rise. Fred McMahon, an economist and resident fellow with the Fraser Institute, joins us to discuss the challenges of defining populism and the pitfalls for advocates of economic freedom in the face of divisive rhetoric. Three factors have fueled the latest populist reaction, explains McMahon: a serious… Read More