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Are we Rome?

Are We Rome?

By Mark Skousen Talk delivered on Saturday, September 11, 2021, Kimber Academy in Lehi, Utah and Liberty United Festival in Vineyard, Utah “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” – Mark Twain “In the end, there was no money left to … [Read More...]


Fun Things to Do at FreedomFest This July

We already have more than 2,000 registered attendees for FreedomFest next month. We could have a record this year. Over a hundred people are signing up every week.Our line-up of speakers, panels and debates can’t be beaten. Our entire program has now been … [Read More...]

Walter Lippmann

Where’s Walter Lippmann when we need him?

Columnist and author Walter Lippmann (1889-1974) was considered the most influential journalist of the 20th century. Who is the Walter Lippmann of our day?  Richard Rahn, who writes for the Washington Times, comes the closest.  He focuses on ideas and … [Read More...]


10 LESSONS FOR 10-10-2020

This article was originally published on the FreedomFest Forum on October 10, 2020. The year 2020 has been anything but a year of seeing clearly. It has been characterized by uncertainty, divisiveness, and conflicting views. In the January prediction … [Read More...]

GO-Day Celebration

Dear friends, Good news!  For the first time, the federal government (BEA) has released the "top line" gross output (GO) at the same time as the "bottom line" GDP.  For years, publicly-traded companies have simultaneously posted the top line … [Read More...]


My Schedule at FreedomFest 2020

by Mark Skousen Editor, Forecasts & Strategies   Dear FreedomFest friends, Welcome to the most HISTORIC FreedomFest ever.  The challenges have never been greater, even to put on “the world’s largest gathering of free minds.”  Those of … [Read More...]

Forecasts & Strategies

40 Year of Forecasts & Strategies

Dear friends, My publisher, Salem Eagle, has just posted my special 40th Anniversary Report, “Seven Golden Lessons:  An Editor’s Perspective After 40 Years.”  It contains all the valuable lessons I’ve learned in 40 years on Wall Street.  Since starting my … [Read More...]


U.S. Economy on the GO: Total Spending Accelerates

Washington, DC (Thursday, January 9, 2020):  On January 9, 2020, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the “top line” measure of total spending at all stages of the economy, known as gross output (GO), for the 3rd quarter 2019. Real GO rose 2.5%, … [Read More...]


BY MARK SKOUSEN Presidential Fellow, Chapman University "If I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." -- Sir Isaac Newton Dear readers, I thought you'd get a kick out of this series of photos and quotes -- looks … [Read More...]


Trade War Threatens Recession

Washington, DC (Monday, July 29, 2019): On July 19, 2019, the federal government released gross output (GO) for the 1st quarter 2019, and the 1.6% real-term growth -- which was 30% lower than the 2.3% advancement from the previous period – strengthened the … [Read More...]



by Mark Skousen Editor, Forecasts & Strategies   Dear FreedomFest friends, Welcome to another great FreedomFest, “the world’s largest gathering of free minds.” Every FreedomFest, the first thing I do is get the printed program and circle … [Read More...]

Gross Output

GO Confirms a Slow-Growth Economy as We Enter 2019

Washington, DC (Friday, April 19, 2019): Today the federal government released gross output (GO) for the 4th quarter 2018, and the increase (2.3% in real terms) confirmed a slow-growth economy as we enter a new year. For the entire year of 2018, real GO grew … [Read More...]

If GDP Lags, Watch the Economy GO

‘Gross output’ reflects the full value of the supply chain, and it portends much faster growth. Reprinted from THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.  By Mark Skousen The Bureau of Economic Analysis will release its preliminary first-quarter growth figure on … [Read More...]

FreedomFest Fun Activities

In addition to all the great debates, presentation and hundreds of vendors in our exhibit hall.  there are many other activities to occupy your time and challenge your intellect.               One … [Read More...]

My Friendly Fights with Dr. Friedman

The Rational, The Relentless - Liberty Magazine - September 2007 by Mark Skousen “To keep the fish that they carried on long journeys lively and fresh, sea captains used to introduce an eel into the barrel. In the economics profession, Milton Friedman is … [Read More...]