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Has the Fed Reached A Dead End?

EDITOR'S NOTE: See also our recent article "Amazon Kills the Fed's Inflation Target".. by Richard Rahn September 11, 2017 Is more inflation desirable? Those at the Federal Reserve seem to think so, and they have explicitly said their target is 2 percent, or about...

The Rod Martin Report – September 9, 2017

The Rod Martin Report - September 9, 2017   The North Dakota Speech and "Energy Dominance" The DACA Decision: Why It Matters, What's Next What Do "Dreamers" Dream? Trump Smacks Ryan and McConnell Why The North Korean H-Bomb May Force a War Schadenfreude Section:...

Repatriation: Do Not Bet Against Trump or the Dollar

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard September 9, 2017 Donald Trump’s appetite is whetted. He knows that American companies have stashed trillions of dollars overseas in what amounts to the greatest cash reserve in the world. Apple has $257bn parked abroad beyond the reach of...

The Core of Liberty Is Economic Liberty

by  Deirdre N. McCloskey September 10, 2017 Since the rise during the late 1800s of socialism, New Liberalism, and Progressivism it has been conventional to scorn economic liberty as vulgar and optional—something only fat cats care about. But the original liberalism...

Israel Prepares for What Comes After Syria’s Civil War

September 7, 2017 It appears the Syrian civil war is entering its final stages. On Sept. 5, Syrian loyalist forces, in close conjunction with Iranian and Russian military forces, broke the Islamic State's three-year siege on the loyalist forces in Deir el-Zour. The...

Trump Wants to Save American Business – Does Congress?

by Richard Rahn September 7, 2017 How much should corporations pay in taxes? The table shows average corporate tax rates by country. You will notice that the United States has by far the highest tax rate. (Note: Some countries, notably Canada, Switzerland and the...

Is a Dollar Surge on the Way?

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard September 6, 2017 The US Treasury and the Federal Reserve are both poised to start draining liquidity from the financial system, threatening a bout of dollar scarcity and a potential shake-up of currency markets over coming months. The...

Should the President Bargain on DACA?

by Rod D. Martin September 4, 2017 Should the President bargain on DACA? Short answer from this red-meat conservative: probably. Let's start with the obvious: DACA is horribly illegal and unconstitutional, an example of Barack Obama's rule by "pen and phone", which is...


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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.