Pulse on the Market

Don’t Be Surprised That the Stock Market Is Falling

December 15, 2018 | By Bob Murphy

Amidst the turmoil in the U.S. equity markets, it’s helpful to pull back and review the history of the Fed’s actions–something we’ve been chronicling in real-time in the Lara-Murphy Report.   — View Full Article

Price Inflation Back to “Normal”

November 20, 2018 | By Bob Murphy

For years it seemed that no matter how many trillions the Fed created, the financial system sucked it up with no effect on consumer prices. But now that Twilight Zone   — View Full Article

More and More Economists Are Discovering the Virtues of 100% Reserve Banking

November 5, 2018 | By Bob Murphy

In our 2010 book,¬†How Privatized Banking Really Works, we integrated Austrian economics (particularly in the Rothbardian tradition) with Nelson Nash’s Infinite Banking Concept (IBC). Among its other content, our book   — View Full Article

Stock Market “Correction” No Reason for Paralysis

November 3, 2018 | By Bob Murphy

As the chart below indicates, from October 3 through October 29, the daily average of the S&P 500 went from 2925.51 to 2641.25, a drop of 9.7%: This large drop   — View Full Article

Half-Trillion Dollar Interest Payments Coming in 2020

September 29, 2018 | By Bob Murphy

A recent NYT article explains some of the shocking statistics in the latest CBO report on projections of Uncle Sam’s debt service costs. I think most Americans are vaguely aware   — View Full Article

“Why Does Freedom Work?” Murphy Talk on Carlos and Mises

May 2, 2017 | By Robert P. Murphy

In April I gave a talk in San Francisco for the Independent Institute (which published my book Choice). I opened with an anecdote about Carlos (Lara), and then segued into   — View Full Article