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MY INTELLECTUAL ANCESTORS

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

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...]

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MY SCHEDULE AT FREEDOMFEST 2019

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...]

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ADAM SMITH AND THE MAKING OF MODERN ECONOMICS

By Mark Skousen Presidential Fellow, Chapman University mskousen@chapman.edu (This paper is an expanded version of the first Adam Smith Lecture presented on September 24, 2018, at the Panmure House, Edinburgh, Scotland, sponsored by the Edinburgh School … [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...]

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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...]