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Vigilante of Democracy ~ Martin Armstrong   Recently updated !

By ChrisInMaryville February 1, 2016 Below is a short Tedx talk that I wanted to share that was independently organized by TEDxBattenkill featuring Martin Armstrong that was posted on January 29, 2016. When posting a video, on occasion, I may recommend turning the volume down, but in this case I would turn the volume up […]

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Guess which states Americans are abandoning?

By Against Crony Capitalism January 11, 2016   Guess which states Americans are abandoning?     Why oh why would so many people want to leave these fine states? What with their high rates of taxation and general nannyism and cronyism, massive unfunded liabilities for state workers, trigger happy cops, and politicians who long ago […]


The American Hunger Games:The Six Top GOP Candidates, Economic Policies And Panem 2016

By Nomi Prins NomiPrins.com December 5, 2015   The American Hunger Games:The Six Top GOP Candidates, Economic Policies And Panem 2016   This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Fact: too many Republican candidates are clogging the political scene. Perhaps what’s needed is an American Hunger Games to cut the field to size. Each candidate could […]

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The Good Ol’ Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent

By Andrew Syrios Mises.org November 25, 2015    The Good Ol’ Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent   It’s quite interesting indeed when both progressives and conservatives seem to be nostalgic for those good ol’ days in the 1950s, for different reasons, of course. Conservatives want to go back to the nuclear Leave It to […]


Do You Owe Taxes? Congress Wants to Take Your Passport!

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute November 21, 2015   Do You Owe Taxes? Congress Wants to Take Your Passport!     In July, Ron Paul Institute Executive Director Daniel McAdams warned that “[b]uried inside the US highways funding bill is a provision to revoke or deny issuance of a US passport to anyone who […]

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Tip of Iceberg? EU Rules Against Sweetheart Tax Deals for Corporations

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams October 21, 2015   Tip of Iceberg? EU Rules Against Sweetheart Tax Deals for Corporations ‘All companies, big or small, multinational or not, should pay their fair share of tax,’ says European Commission     Striking a blow against sweetheart tax deals that unfairly benefit large multinational corporations, the European Union […]

In addition to the coffee chain and carmaker, European Commission officials are looking at similar deals secured by Amazon in Luxembourg and Apple in Ireland. (Photo: Jeroen Bennink/flickr/cc)

Obamacare co-opts imploding everywhere, billions of your tax dollars wasted

By Against Crony Capitalism October 1, 2015   Obamacare co-opts imploding everywhere, billions of your tax dollars wasted     There are people who honestly believe that markets are some sort of human construct, that supply and demand aren’t as simple as water flowing downhill. These people have done great damage to our economy and […]

Gee, usually things which are this complicated work like a charm. Please note that the amount of graft (legal and otherwise) is commensurate with the complexity of a government program. There are probably thousands of revenue streams for cronies of various sorts in Obamacare.

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Can the States Seize Control of Federal Lands?

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 22, 2015   Can the States Seize Control of Federal Lands?   The term “Sagebrush Rebellion” is again showing up in newspapers across the American west as states seek more control over federal lands within their own boundaries. As with the original Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s and 1980s, several western […]


How Governments Keep You (and Your Money) From Leaving

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org June 5, 2015   How Governments Keep You (and Your Money) From Leaving   The IRS reports that more people renounced their US citizenship during the first quarter of 2015 than during any other quarter in history. Notably, a sizable portion of those renouncing their citizenship are doing so to escape […]

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US Gives ISIS a Billion Dollars In Mosul

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute June 1, 2015   US Gives ISIS a Billion Dollars In Mosul     Whenever there is a problem anywhere in the world, the first thing US lawmakers and Beltway foreign policy experts do is urge the US to send weapons. Libyan “freedom fighters” want to overthrow Gaddafi? Send […]


We’re Paying More Than Ever for Government to Regulate Us

By James Quarles The Daily Signal May 27, 2015   We’re Paying More Than Ever for Government to Regulate Us     Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., claims Americans are suffering from Stockholm syndrome, a condition in which hostages begin to have misplaced positive feelings toward their captors. The captors in this case are the federal […]

Looking east from the top of the Washington Monument, Federal Triangle is on the left, Smithsonian Buildings to their right, the mall ending at the Capitol Building in the distance. (Photo: George T/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)