Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen

About Mark Skousen

Mark Skousen, Ph. D., Editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor, and author of more than 20 books. He earned his Ph. D. in monetary economics at George Washington University in 1977. He currently holds the Benjamin Franklin Chair of Management at Grantham University. He has taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Barnard College, Mercy College and Rollins College.

The Age of Keynes

By |2014-01-20T11:35:22-05:00December 5th, 2012|Categories: Books, Economic History, Economics, Political Economy|Tags: |

Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius, by Sylvia Nasar, Simon & Schuster, 558 pages In December 1974, in the midst of the first energy crisis, Friedrich Hayek received the Nobel Prize in Sweden and confessed, “we have little cause for pride: as a profession we have made a mess of things.” He admitted that [...]

Austerity’s Prophets: How Friedrich Hayek eclipsed J.M. Keynes & Milton Friedman

By |2016-01-16T12:58:50-05:00October 24th, 2012|Categories: Economics, Featured, Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, Political Economy|Tags: |

“Austerity” has become the watchword of the year. Governors, prime ministers, and presidents around the world are talking about cutting welfare benefits, curtailing public union power, and reducing deficits. We’ve over-promised at the public trough, and now we must pay the price. Whoever is elected president in November is going to face the need [...]