Economic Analysis

Economic and financial commentary by Truman Factor’s staff and contributing analysts.

A Free Market in Interest Rates

A Free Market in Interest Rates

Why couldn’t we let the market set the interest rate?…

They’re Coming to Take Away Your Cash

They’re Coming to Take Away Your Cash

Governments are forcing us into a cashless society…

If you are going to “play the wild and crazy guy” scenario – every once in a while you have to act “wild and crazy”

If you are going to “play the wild and crazy guy” scenario – every once in a while you have to act “wild and crazy”

Announcing a default on the PSI bonds on February 24th could shake up the players…

Ukraine denouement

Ukraine denouement

Will future American historians talk of who lost Europe rather than who lost Russia?…

In America, Government Pays You Interest. In Switzerland, You Pay Government

In America, Government Pays You Interest. In Switzerland, You Pay Government

The Swiss banks and many others have just taken dreadful losses. Perhaps the damage can be concealed for a while longer. Expect more defaults.…

Crude Oil Supply and Demand

Crude Oil Supply and Demand

With the endless rumors of deals that explain the move, we thought we would look at the spreads.…

Going All-In On a Weak Argument

Going All-In On a Weak Argument

The wealthy prefer the dollar system. It’s making them wealthier.…

A Signal of Coming Collapse

A Signal of Coming Collapse

A currency collapse is the total wipeout of debt denominated in that currency. …

Why is the Gold Standard Urgent?

Why is the Gold Standard Urgent?

There will be no recovery while our monetary cancer rages, unchecked. We must rediscover the gold standard, which is the only cure.…

Argentina’s Default: A Devastating Lesson in Unfunded Government Liabilities

Argentina’s Default: A Devastating Lesson in Unfunded Government Liabilities

Argentina's central planners have pursued a slew of defunct monetary policies of the Keynesian, Monetarist and Mercantilist variety. Repeated default is the fruit of that labor.…

The Lazy 1970’s vs. the Frenetic 2000’s

The Lazy 1970’s vs. the Frenetic 2000’s

Instead of zeroing in on prices, we should be looking at the enormous distortions of our centrally banked irredeemable currency.…

Piketty’s Wealth Gap Wake Up

Piketty’s Wealth Gap Wake Up

Karl Fitzgerald of Renegade Economists and Michael Hudson review Thomas Piketty's new book…

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