Perfect Holiday Gift – Maxims of Wall Street

by Mark Skousen on October 30, 2014

Just in time for the Holidays

 

The perfect gift for family members, friends and colleagues interested in finance, investing, economics, Wall Street and the business of money.

Maxims of Wall Street: A Compilation of Financial Adages, Ancient Proverbs, and Worldly Wisdom is a classic reference to read with delight for years to come, and an ideal gift to investors, stockbrokers and money managers. More than 800 pithy and insightful adages, inspirational short stories, famous quotes, and sage advice from Wall Street gurus, money managers, financial advisers, writers, philosophers and many others.

I’m offering a 2-for-1 deal for the holidays

Buy the first copy for $20 and all additional copies for only $10, and I pay the U.S. postage. Also: If you order an entire box (32), you pay only $300 postpaid.  (For orders sent outside the United States, add $5 per book for S&H)

To order, call Eagle Publishing at 1-800/211-7661 or email CustomerService@MarkSkousen.com. Mention priority code MAXIMS to buy individual books and MARKR to buy a box of 32 books.

Note: I autograph all copies if you order through Eagle Publishing. Click here to read more about Maxims of Wall Street.

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Derek Jeter’s Big Finale…and I Was There!

by Mark Skousen on September 29, 2014

Last Thursday, at the invitation of Steve Forbes, I was able to attend Derek Jeter’s last game at Yankee stadium. Mr. Forbes has season tickets and occasionally invites me to join him. Tickets were selling for $850 and more, and those were bleacher seats, so I felt lucky. The Yankees were ahead 5-2 in the 9th inning when I told Mr. Forbes that I expected the Orioles to score three runs and tie the score, forcing Jeter to bat one more time to win it all in his final time at bat at Yankee Stadium. My prediction came true. Mr. Forbes can verify it. What a night!

I can relate to Derek Jeter. He never won the Most Valuable Player award, but he was a steady, reliable performer during his 20 years with the Yankees and ended up getting five World Series rings. By the same token, I consider my 35 years writing Forecasts & Strategies as a steady performer, never personally ranking #1 in any one year. But over the long run, I delivered a winning formula for financial success.

Mark Skousen and Steve Forbes enjoy Derek Jeter’s final home game at Yankees Stadium.

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Missing Link in Economics Revealed!

September 15, 2014

by Mark Skousen Presidential Fellow, Chapman University For centuries economists have been searching for the missing link that would tie microeconomics (theory of the firm and individual behavior) with macroeconomics (theory of the economy as a whole). I believe my four-stage model of the economy does just that.  Based on Austrian macroeconomics (known as Hayek’s [...]

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U.S. Economy Doing Better Than Expected

August 1, 2014

U. S. ECONOMIC ACTIVITY HOLDS STEADY IN 1ST QUARTER 2014 Washington, DC –  Gross Output, a broader measure of  U. S. economic activity published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, held steady at $30,210.6 billion in the first quarter of 2014. “The GO data demonstrates that the economy is not as bad off as GDP [...]

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FreedomFest 2014 Report

July 31, 2014

Over 2,000 Look to Private Solutions at This Year’s “Greatest Libertarian Show on Earth” By Mark Skousen Producer, FreedomFest “This was my seventh FreedomFest, and the best ever. It’s turned into an annual reunion with old friends and new who come from all over the country and the world.  There’s nothing like it.”   –Gene Epstein, [...]

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Open Letter to All Freedom Lovers

June 2, 2014

From Mark Skousen, producer of FreedomFest I woke up this morning thinking about “Why We Need to Get Together Once a Year.“  Over the years, I’ve been impressed with the proliferation of free-market think tanks and freedom organizations which are doing their part to make a difference:  publishing websites, special reports and books; holding meetings [...]

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Marx Madness is Back

May 28, 2014

“Capitalism automatically generates arbitrary and unsustainable inequalities that radically undermine democratic societies.” — Thomas Piketty, “Capital in the 21st Century” (2014) The Economist magazine rightly called French professor Thomas Piketty the new Marx, although a watered down Marx. His bestseller (rated #1 on Amazon and the New York Times) is a thick volume with the [...]

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Economist Makes Lead Story in the Wall Street Journal….Barron’s….and Forbes

April 28, 2014

I made the lead story in the Wednesday, April 23, 2014, edition of the Wall Street Journal.  The title:  “At Last, a Better Economic Measure.”  You can read it here:  http://on.wsj.com/PsdoLM The editors of the WSJ don’t allow the author to see or approve the headline or subhead, but they nailed it perfect.  And I [...]

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Steve Forbes Endorses My Gross Output Statistic

April 23, 2014

“Mark Skousen’s Gross Output statistic…will have a profound and manifestly positive impact on economic policy and politics.”  — Steve Forbes, Forbes magazine, April 14, 2014 The Bureau of Economic Analysis will start releasing Gross Output (GO) along with GDP every quarter starting on Friday, April 25.  I consider it a triumph in supply side “Austrian” [...]

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Chapman Students Are Surprised by the Answer to My Environmental Question

February 25, 2014

In January, my wife and I had the opportunity to teach at Chapman University, where I am a Presidential Fellow for 2014.  She taught a class in poetry, and I taught “Modern Political Economy:  Who is Winning the Battle of Ideas?”  I used my textbook, “The Making of Modern Economics,” now in its 2nd edition. One [...]

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