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Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America

By Michael Snyder End Of The American Dream February 1, 2016 Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America     Major retailers in the United States are shutting down hundreds of stores, and shoppers are reporting alarmingly bare shelves in many retail locations that are still open all over the […]

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By One Measure, 95.46 Million Are Dependent on the Federal Government

By Patrick Tyrrell The Daily Signal December 21, 2015   By One Measure, 95.46 Million Are Dependent on the Federal Government     How many people are dependent on the federal government? That’s a hard nut to crack. Counting people who rely on the government to sustain their lifestyles is more complicated than simply counting […]


America’s Middle Class Is an Endangered Species

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners December 11, 2015   America’s Middle Class Is an Endangered Species     PARIS – Why does no one challenge the Deep State? In this era of business-suit machismo, why does no presidential candidate propose kicking the biggest, softest butts – the ones that most need kicking? We imagine […]

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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 […]


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US On Road To Third World

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org October 29, 2015   US On Road To Third World   On January 6, 2004, Senator Charles Schumer and I challenged the erroneous idea that jobs offshoring was free trade in a New York Times op-ed. Our article so astounded economists that within a few days Schumer […]


Neo-Feudal America – Median Wages for Male Employees Down 5% Since 1973

By Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg September 22, 2015   Neo-Feudal America – Median Wages for Male Employees Down 5% Since 1973     Another day, another data point proving what anyone with two functioning braincells already knows. That for most citizens, the U.S. economy is a neo-feudal Banana Republic oligarch hellhole. The facts are indisputable […]

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How Socialism Destroyed Puerto Rico, and How Capitalism Can Save It

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital July 15, 2015   How Socialism Destroyed Puerto Rico, and How Capitalism Can Save It   While Greece is now dominating the debt default stage, the real tragedy is playing out much closer to home, with the downward spiral of Puerto Rico. As in Greece, the Puerto Rican economy […]


Inequality: The Rhetoric and Reality

By James A. Dorn Foundation for Economic Education June 23, 2015     Inequality: The Rhetoric and Reality There’s only one source of prosperity, and it’s not redistribution   The publication of Thomas Piketty’s bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century has led to widespread attention on the rising gap between rich and poor, and to […]

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A Generational Storm Is Coming

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners May 14, 2015   A Generational Storm Is Coming   Dear Diary, Yesterday, we began our high-minded graduation speech to the Class of 2015. We explained how the young graduates were not only the most heavily indebted in history, but also the least likely to be able to pay […]


Extorting Low-Income Individuals to Help “the Poor”

By Gary Galles Mises.org May 12, 2015   Extorting Low-Income Individuals to Help “the Poor”   Many policies are supposedly justified because they would “take from the rich and give to the poor.” While that fits with the view that theft “for a good purpose” makes one a philanthropist, from the perspective of self-ownership, it […]

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The Dwindling US Economy

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org April 30, 2015   The Dwindling US Economy   The announcement today (April 29) of a barely positive GDP first quarter 2015 growth rate of 0.2 percent (two-tenths of one percent) is an intentional exaggeration. Today’s GDP report is the “advance estimate.” There will be two revisions, […]


Did You Pay Your “Fair Share” on Tax Day?

By Gary Galles Mises.org April 26, 2015   Did You Pay Your “Fair Share” on Tax Day?   In recent years, claims that “the rich” don’t pay their “fair share” of taxes have been repeated countless times. But that excuse to tax them more to line others’ pockets is blown away whenever the highly disproportionate […]

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Poverty, Child Rearing, and Government Incentives

By Adam Vass Gal Mises.org April 23, 2015   Poverty, Child Rearing, and Government Incentives   The article is adapted from Adam Vass Gal’s new book Generational Poverty: An Economic Look at the Culture of the Poor (2015) from Vernon Press. When examining cyclical poverty, it is important to study the typical tendencies of people […]


8 Steps to Surviving a Job Loss

By Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper April 21, 2015   8 Steps to Surviving a Job Loss     A 2014 report on jobs showed some alarming statistics:  1 in 5 Americans have lost their jobs over the past five years and remained unemployed. The US economy is free-falling, and the middle class is taking […]

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