The Oil Crash Of 2016 Has The Big Banks Running Scared

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog January 19, 2016   The Oil Crash Of 2016 Has The Big Banks Running Scared     Last time around it was subprime mortgages, but this time it is oil that is playing a starring role in a global financial crisis.  Since the start of 2015, 42 North American oil […]

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Is the Auto Loan Bubble Ready to Pop?

By Tommy Behnke January 11, 2016   Is the Auto Loan Bubble Ready to Pop?   On Tuesday, it was announced that over seventeen million new vehicles were sold in 2015, the highest it’s ever been in United States history. While the media claims that this record has been reached because of drastic improvements to […]

What I Learned Over Dinner in Athens Last Night…

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners July 14, 2015   What I Learned Over Dinner in Athens Last Night…     MADRID – The Dow rose 217 points yesterday, even though Greece missed a $500-million loan payment to the IMF. And the country needs to come up with another $8 billion by July 20, when […]

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Why Do We Celebrate Rising Home Prices?

By Ryan McMaken 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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Repeal, Don’t Reform the IMF!

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 29, 2015     Repeal, Don’t Reform the IMF!   A responsible financial institution would not extend a new loan of between 17 and 40 billion dollars to a borrower already struggling to pay back an existing multi-billion dollar loan. Yet that is just what the International Monetary […]

Our House of Cards

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler Paul Craig February 12, 2015   Our House of Cards   As John Williams ( has observed, the payroll jobs reports no longer make any logical or statistical sense. Ask yourself, do you believe that retailers responded to the very disappointing Christmas season by rushing out […]

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Why Are So Many Recent Car Loan Borrowers Missing Payments?

By Chris Morran Consumerist   Why Are So Many Recent Car Loan Borrowers Missing Payments?   Like my new wheels? I got it through an 8-year loan with a 22% APR. What a steal! [Note: Not actually my car] (photo Axion23)   In 2014, new car sales increased to 16.5 million, the highest level since […]

Michael Badnarik: The Constitution is Still Relevant

Video Location: Published on Oct 19, 2012 by TheAlexJonesChannel ### [CIM] As mentioned in the interview as essential reading, The Law By Frederic Bastiat, can be downloaded free for either the written or the audio book here: The Law by Frederick Bastiat

VA Home Loan News | New Homes in California for Veterans

Source: By Alexander Stone Plans to build nearly 100 homes for veterans in Santa Clarita and Sylmar advanced this week as the California Department of Veterans Affairs said it would fund the project and released new details. The so-called Habitat for Heroes veterans village would be built by Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita […]

Debt Slavery: 30 Facts About Debt In America That Will Blow Your Mind

Source: When most people think about America’s debt problem, they think of the debt of the federal government.  But that is only part of the story.  The sad truth is that debt slavery has become a way of life for tens of millions of American families.  Over the past several decades, most Americans have […]

Your Tax Dollars Or From A Chinese Loan?

Scary! Filmed today 1/20/2012 in Watsonville, CA South of Santa Cruz going South Andrew Tuckman I began filming this after a dozen or so train cars went by on a stretch of track south of Santa Cruz California. Where are the military vehicles going? Why are they being shipped? What could this possibly be […]

The Federal Reserve and Santa Claus [Spoiler Alert]

Source: Spoiler Alert: If there are any six year olds reading this blog, you can skip today’s post. It’s not written for you. Do the right thing and click the “x” on this tab right now. Santa’s watching. — I believed in Santa Claus a little longer than most children do. For some reason, […]

Officials Knew The Solyndra Deal Was Possibly Illegal 2

Source: Officials at the Department of Energy were warned that they could be violating the law if they restructured a loan guarantee for the solar panel maker Solyndra so that investors would be repaid before taxpayers. They went ahead anyway, The Washington Post reports, after getting a look at the email correspondence that preceded […]