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Why Do We Celebrate Rising Home Prices?

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org May 26, 2015   Why Do We Celebrate Rising Home Prices?   In recent years, home price indices have seemed to proliferate. Case-Shiller, of course, has been around for a long time, but over the past decade, additional measures have been marketed aggressively by Trulia, CoreLogic, and Zillow, just to name […]

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The “Living Wage” Mistake

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org April 27, 2015   The “Living Wage” Mistake   Much of the push to raise minimum wages centers on the assumption that each individual worker should be paid an amount that allows the worker to purchase food, health care, transportation, and housing based on that one wage alone. In many cases, […]


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Is the stock market really “rigged?”

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism March 26, 2015   Is the stock market really “rigged?”     I remember sitting in my car in college listening to Howard Stern on the radio before class sometime in 2000. Howard and his crew were talking about the stock market which was roaring. The Tech Bubble was […]


This Housing Chart Destroys The Arguments Of The Economic Optimists

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog February 2, 2015   This Housing Chart Destroys The Arguments Of The Economic Optimists   Did you know that the rate of homeownership in the United States has fallen to a 20 year low?  Did you know that it has been falling consistently for an entire decade?  For the […]

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The True Cost of the Homeownership Obsession

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org January 19, 2015   The True Cost of the Homeownership Obsession   In 2014, the US homeownership rate fell below 65 percent, which means it’s back to where it was during the 1970s and much of the 1990s. Various federal agencies have long made homeownership a priority, and have introduced a […]


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Does This Look Like A Housing Recovery To You?

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog   Does This Look Like A Housing Recovery To You?   We just learned that the homeownership rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 19 years.  But of course this is not a new trend.  As you will see in this article, the homeownership […]


Inflation Trumps Growth

Source: http://www.europac.net By Peter Schiff August 4, 2014 Inflation Trumps Growth   With the first half of 2014 now in the books, many investors are happy with the performance thus far, especially given the economic headwinds that few saw coming. The 26% rally in U.S. stocks in 2013 gave way to a more modest 7% […]

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The Chinese Are Acquiring Large Chunks Of Land In Communities All Over America

  Source: http://endoftheamericandream.com By Michael Snyder The Chinese Are Acquiring Large Chunks Of Land In Communities All Over America   Has the United States ever experienced a time when a foreign nation has attempted to buy up so much of our land all at once?  As you will read about in this article, the Chinese […]


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Time to sell? Greenspan says there’s no bubble in the stock market

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Editor Time to sell? Greenspan says there’s no bubble in the stock market     He says he didn’t see the housing bubble emerging 7 years ago and that regardless the bubble wasn’t his fault anyway.   Now Greenspan doesn’t see a bubble in stocks. Valuations are increasingly out of whack. The […]


Vegas Underground City of Homeless while thousands of houses empty 1

Source: http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com By Sherrie Questioning All Lies of the Banks/Politicians/Media – Las Vegas Proves it! Vegas Underground City of Homeless while thousands of houses empty   The amount of lies that come out of banks, politicians and the media is enormous! Las Vegas is a perfect example that proves the lies. Why? Here is an […]


Ron Paul On The Bubbles the Federal Reserve Is Creating

Source: http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com By Robert Wenzel On Monday, Ron Paul continued his examination of failed Fed policies in his latest “Texas Straight Talk”. Dr. Paul said: Although many were up in arms when the Fed said it would buy $600 billion in government debt outright for the previous round, QE2, all seems quiet about the magnitude of […]


DOJ Calls It A Hit Piece: Frontline – The Untouchables

Source: http://video.pbs.org/video/2327953844 Watch The Untouchables on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE. Even a fiat currency and the casino game of fractional reserve standards are not enough to cover the never ending greed.  Banks use your deposited money plus imaginary reserve policy funds to make bad bets, and lose.  But who really lost?  The banks get […]

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