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The Strange World of The State Department Spokespersons…And a Modest Suggestion

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute February 4, 2016   The Strange World of The State Department Spokespersons…And a Modest Suggestion     Anyone wondering why the rest of the world sees the US administration as insane — or worse — need only spend a few minutes watching a daily briefing from the White House […]

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War on Cash

The war on cash continues, a dispatch from the German front

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism February 4, 2016   The war on cash continues, a dispatch from the German front   Central banks don’t like cash, particularly when they want to impose negative interest rates on a failing global economy. (If banks were to offer negative rates cash would provide a yield and as […]


The Fed wants to see what happens if it moves to negative interest rates

By Against Crony Capitalism February 2, 2016   The Fed wants to see what happens if it moves to negative interest rates     It wants to see via a “stress test” of banks. But even with the Fed raising a quarter point recently, so called liftoff, the general trend globally is in the opposite […]

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Making the Super Bowl Super Authoritarian   Recently updated !

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute February 2, 2016   Making the Super Bowl Super Authoritarian   Downtown San Francsco 11 Days Before Super Bowl – photo: Target Liberty   After months of preparation, national, state, and local police have rolled out a comprehensive mass surveillance effort in the San Francisco Bay Area as the Super […]


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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Is Congress Declaring War on ISIS…or on You?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute February 1, 2016     Is Congress Declaring War on ISIS…or on You?   Passage of Senator Mitch McConnell’s authorization for war against ISIS will not only lead to perpetual US wars across the globe, it will also endanger our civil and economic liberties. The measure allows the president […]


The West Is Reduced To Looting Itself ~ Paul Craig Roberts 1

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org February 1, 2016   The West Is Reduced To Looting Itself   I, Michael Hudson, John Perkins, and a few others have reported the multi-pronged looting of peoples by Western economic institutions, principally the big New York Banks with the aid of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). […]

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The Truth About Politics

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. LewRockwell.com February 1, 2016 The Truth About Politics   The very first votes of the 2016 presidential election season will be cast tonight in the Iowa caucuses. This is supposed to fill us with happy thoughts about self-government, civic virtue, rational deliberation, and about politics as the way the people’s will […]


Six Years and $17 Billion Wasted in Afghanistan

By Against Crony Capitalism January 31, 2016   Six Years and $17 Billion Wasted in Afghanistan     Hey, it’s only money, your money, which we might as well have just buried in the desert. Actually it’s worse than that as dumping the money into the ground would have been a waste but wouldn’t have […]

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Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe—Conservatism

By James Ostrowski LewRockwell.com January 31, 2016   Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe – Conservatism     Note: This is an excerpt from Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America (2014).  After Progressivism replaced liberalism as America’s dominant ideology, liberals faded from the scene and, like the cheetah, almost went extinct.  From 1900 through 1960, as the […]


Is Freedom Finished?

By ROGER TOUTANT Mises Canada January 31, 2016   Is Freedom Finished?   In olden times, the size and scope of the state was necessarily limited due to the fact that individual productivity was low. Taxes had to be limited because each citizen had little to offer. The ruling king or dictator typically made the most of […]

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You Won’t Believe What This US Ambassador Said About al-Qaeda’s Syrian Allies

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute January 29, 2016   You Won’t Believe What This US Ambassador Said About al-Qaeda’s Syrian Allies     Robert Ford was US Ambassador to Syria when the revolt against Syrian president Assad was launched. He not only was a chief architect of regime change in Syria, but actively worked […]


Why (some) millennials are embracing socialism

By Against Crony Capitalism January 29, 2016   Why (some) millennials are embracing socialism     The author of the attached article, the former CEO of Office Depot Steve Odland, is right on the money. In the face of a deeply crony economic and political system, one which walls off opportunity for many while unfairly […]

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The Market Doesn’t Solve Problems; People Do

By Louis Rouanet Mises.org January 29, 2016   The Market Doesn’t Solve Problems; People Do   It is wrongly accepted by many liberals (i.e., libertarians) that most, if not all, social problems can be “solved by the market.” But clearly, the “market” cannot magically solve our problems. Let it be clear that there is no doubt […]


Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute January 28, 2016   Circus Politics: Will Our Freedoms Survive Another Presidential Election?     “Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that cannot be trusted to follow the rules of common sense and self-interest—forces that look like sheer […]

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