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  • Is it possible for the government to artificially lower the price of gold/silver?

    My wife and I save on a regular basis. I personally love the idea of owning precious metals, and do purchase them often. We're throwing around the idea of keeping all or at least most of our cash above our emergency savings in precious metals. On one hand, I can see a huge safety net in converting...
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by Elijah on Thu, May 2 2013
  • Is Government Really Necessary? (video)

    Is Government Really Necessary? (video) The lively Greater Philadelphia Thinking Society discussion happened on December 9, 2012. ( ) Below is the description of the event on the Meetup page: Most discussions about government start from the assumption...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Darren on Tue, Dec 11 2012
  • Writing a term paper- need source(s) suggestions.

    I'm writing a term paper for my "Politics of the American Working Class" course and the class is basically filled with keynsian propaganda and general private sector disdain. The professor says that the class is basically over the growing gap betweent the rich and the poor. So, I've...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by gilaltom3 on Fri, Oct 26 2012
  • Is Barack Obama guilty of murder?

    This isn't really economics, but I didn't know where to put this question. This is in reference to his militarism and drone strikes, which Noam Chomsky calls worse than George Bush's.
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Austen on Mon, Oct 1 2012
  • Government Intervention Strategies

    Hello, I would appreciate it if you could let me know specific government intervention policies that you know. With what specific ways governments interfere to businesses and private sectors hindering the free market and what is their goals each time? ------------- An example: In Greece government prohibits...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by LandJ on Thu, Aug 16 2012
  • New here and a little unsure...

    Hello everyone. I've been a daily reader of these forums for a few days, and I decided to join today. Joining new forums is never easy for me. What to say, what to contribute to, who to talk to, etc. always stump me, but I'm glad to be here. I've been a libertarian for four years, but I spent...
    Posted to Thread Graveyard (Forum) by Michael Lagoy on Tue, Aug 7 2012

    My economics teacher is a whole sale idiot. We've gotten into several little scuffles over the course of class and I think it's fair to say that there is a mutual hatred between the two of us. I knew I was in for a doozy when on the first day he said that he'd earned his masters in economics...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by ThisIsWhyYoureWrong on Wed, Aug 1 2012
  • Can gov. increase capital per worker by commanding it?

    Perhaps it could or perhaps it couldn't since the revenues for enforcing such a law are techincally a type of consumption anyways. Also, how does savings grow an economy? For instance, imagine that output is one homogenous sum of things. A part of this thing is then saved. Later it is reapplied to...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by fakename on Wed, Jun 20 2012
  • Foundry For A Public Private Trust

    Public Private Trust GeMiJa copyright 2008 A Public Private Trust originates through a variation of state capitalism where shares of stock from corporations are exchanged for state subsidies . However, unlike state capitalism the shares acquired through the exchange are relinquished by the state into...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Monk-Eye on Thu, Aug 4 2011
  • U.S. Treasury Seeks Help in Mending Economy -- But Whose Economy?

    U.S. Treasury Seeks Help in Mending Economy -- But Whose Economy? By Steve Peacock, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor As congressional and White House budget battles rage on along the littered landscape of national financial woes, the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury this week reached to the private sector for...
    Posted to Current Events (Forum) by Steve Peacock on Fri, Jul 22 2011
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