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The Error of Pricing Goods in Gold


We’ve all heard experts, pundits and talk show hosts pontificating about gold and silver. We’ve heard examples of their so called “intrinsic” value, about how gold and silver retain their value over time. Aside from any intrinsic value, this is accurate, except when these people attempt to make price comparisons of goods in gold or…

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Schiff was Right and Wrong


It is apparent that some who advocate for the Austrian School of Economic Theory haven’t quite grasped the basics tenants of Austrianism. One of the basic tenants is the Mengarian theory of subjective value. One of those advocates is none other than Peter Schiff.

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Fast Food and Reality


Recently, fast food workers across America have been striking for higher pay, to include a “living wage”. Complaints have been that a fast food worker can’t afford to raise a family on slightly above minimum wage. Better yet, congress has held hearings over the last few weeks about the possibility of raising the national minimum…

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The Batmobile, Value and Prices


Recently, the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction made automotive history by auctioning off the original George Barris “Batmobile” for an astounding $4.5 million. Not a world record but amazing nonetheless. The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 used in James Bond films sold in 2010 for $4.6 million. The value individuals place on such rare automobiles is merely…