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Election 2016: A Battle of Billionaires (Except for Bernie Sanders)

By Nomi Prins NomiPrins.com February 5, 2016   Election 2016: A Battle of Billionaires (Except for Bernie Sanders)   Speaking of the need for citizen participation in our national politics in his final State of the Union address, President Obama said, “Our brand of democracy is hard.” A more accurate characterization might have been: “Our brand […]

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Jimmy Carter: Citizens United ‘Gives Legal Bribery a Chance to Prevail’

By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams February 5, 2016   Jimmy Carter: Citizens United ‘Gives Legal Bribery a Chance to Prevail’ Former president slams ‘the erroneous ruling of the Supreme Court’     Former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter has taken aim at the “erroneous” Supreme Court ruling that “gives legal bribery a […]


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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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 […]


Both Parties Agree: Selling Out Is Worth It

By Michael Winship Common Dreams January 29, 2016   Both Parties Agree: Selling Out Is Worth It The lobbying industry, despite a small decline in revenue, is still the fastest way to make big bucks in Washington.     Pity poor Washington. No doubt breaking the hearts of elected and appointed government officials, their staffs […]

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The Continuing Demonization Of Cash

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center January 27, 2016   The Continuing Demonization Of Cash     The insidious nature of the war on cash derives not just from the hurdles governments place in the way of those who use cash, but also from the from the aura of suspicion that has begun to pervade […]


As Sanders Slams Wall Street Elite, Clinton Ditches Iowa To Fetch Their Checks

By Jon Queally Common Dreams January 27, 2016   As Sanders Slams Wall Street Elite, Clinton Ditches Iowa To Fetch Their Checks With less than one week before nation’s first votes are cast in Iowa, a key contrast remains hard to ignore     Seemingly undeterred by the consistent critique that her close ties to the […]

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The Fed Passes the Buck: Blame Oil and China

By C. Jay Engel Mises.org January 27, 2016   The Fed Passes the Buck: Blame Oil and China   There are a handful of themes out there on recent market action that are either totally wrong or otherwise highly misleading. For instance, regarding the recent calamity in the capital markets, one especially apparent dichotomy has presented […]


Cashless Society War Intensifies During Global Epocalypse

By David Haggith The Great Recession Blog January 25, 2015   Cashless Society War Intensifies During Global Epocalypse       In the fall of 2015, the world descended into an economic apocalypse that will transform the globe into a single cashless society. This bold prediction is based on trends in nations all over the earth as shown […]

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The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections

By Ralph Nader Common Dreams January 23, 2016   The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections     Corporatized and commercialized elections reach a point where they stand outside and erode our democracy. Every four years the presidential and Congressional elections become more of a marketplace where the wealthy paymasters turn a civic process into a […]


Un-PC Lego Making Toys Girls Like

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org January 23, 2016   Un-PC Lego Making Toys Girls Like   Lego — the company that makes stackable toy bricks — has become a toy powerhouse in recent years, even surpassing Mattel in toy sales during 2014. Lego has become so popular, in fact, that the company has problems avoiding “brick shortages.” […]

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The Fed $97.7 Billion Transfer

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center January 19, 2016   The Fed $97.7 Billion Transfer     The Federal Reserve last week announced that it transferred $97.7 billion of its estimated 2015 net income to the US Treasury department, a new record. There are undoubtedly some people out there who see this as a great […]