As an economist I am asked the question “what should I invest in.” With the Fed’s zero interest rate policy this question has been posed to me more times than I could count.
I have one investment suggestion that has always increased in value, pays increasing dividends and has easily outpaced inflation. The worse things get in the economy, the better this investment performs.
I recommend investing in the Ludwig von Mises Institute. It has been a rock solid investment for nearly 30 years. The size, reach and influence of the Institute has only increased and Austrian economics is now regularly mentioned in the media and casual conversation. Get invested in the battle of ideas today!
I recommend a diversified portfolio. You should first pay for a membership and sign up to receive the daily articles. Second, you should begin making automatic monthly contributions. Third, sponsor a student scholarship so that some deserving student can attend the most important program of the year, the Mises University. Fourth, tell your young friends and relatives about us and encourage them to go to Mises.org. Most importantly, buy Mises Institute literature and attend Mises Institute conferences to become a more knowledgeable proponent of Austrian economics. Next, consider becoming a sponsor a Mises Circle event in your home city. Finally, put the Mises Institute in your estate. Start today.
I can tell you from first hand experience that it gives you a real sense of accomplishment. Otherwise you are probably just sitting there, doing nothing, living at the mercy of events as they are engineered out of Washington, DC.
As you probably realize, the success of the Mises Institute has now attracted the attention of the opponents of free markets so your support, at whatever level, is more important than ever.
Disclosure: I received a scholarship from the Mises Institute in 1983 and have been working in academia, the popular media, and even in government, ever since, promoting the ideas of free markets, private property, and sound money. I currently work full time at the Mises Institute. Therefore, any investment in the Institute that you make should be considered insider trading.