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Is Lockheed Martin too big to fail?

By Against Crony Capitalism August 13, 2015   Is Lockheed Martin too big to fail?     No business, defense contractor, bank, car company or any other type of firm is “too big to fail.” In fact if anything the firms tagged with TBTF are already failing and that is why the taxpayer is forced […]

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Japan Gets Ready for More Military Spending

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 7, 2015   Japan Gets Ready for More Military Spending   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been pressing for more military spending in Japan, in what critics claim is a violation of Japan’s so-called pacifist constitution. Foreign Policy reports: In January, the government of conservative Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo […]


Federal govt says is needs 2 YEARS to list all its programs

By Against Crony Capitalism July 31, 2015   Federal govt says is needs 2 YEARS to list all its programs     If you don’t define it you can’t stop money from flowing to it. Which is the point. (From The Daily Caller)   Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. Car., said the federal government’s study of […]

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Greece Today, America Tomorrow?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute July 13, 2015     Greece Today, America Tomorrow?   The drama over Greece’s financial crisis continues to dominate the headlines. As this column is being written, a deal may have been reached providing Greece with yet another bailout if the Greek government adopts new “austerity” measures. The deal […]

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Red Cross Holds a Press Conference In Haiti. It Doesn’t Go Well.

By Justin Elliott ProPublica June 15, 2015   Red Cross Holds a Press Conference In Haiti. It Doesn’t Go Well. Haitian reporters demand answers from the Red Cross but don’t get many.     Haitian journalists grilled an American Red Cross official Wednesday about the group’s Haiti program, but the official declined to provide any […]


We’re Paying More Than Ever for Government to Regulate Us

By James Quarles The Daily Signal May 27, 2015   We’re Paying More Than Ever for Government to Regulate Us     Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., claims Americans are suffering from Stockholm syndrome, a condition in which hostages begin to have misplaced positive feelings toward their captors. The captors in this case are the federal […]

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The Fed Considers a More Seasoned Approach

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital May 26, 2015   The Fed Considers a More Seasoned Approach   Just as the steady torrent of awful economic data, which began in the First Quarter and continued well into April and May, had forced many market analysts to grudgingly concede that 2015 would not see the robust […]


New Military Spending Bill Expands Empire But Forbids Debate on War

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute May 18, 2015     New Military Spending Bill Expands Empire But Forbids Debate on War   On Friday the House passed a massive National Defense Authorization for 2016 that will guarantee US involvement in more wars and overseas interventions for years to come. The Republican majority resorted to […]

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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 […]


Take Warning: The Next 94 Days Could Be Bad for Your Wallet

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners May 6, 2015   Take Warning: The Next 94 Days Could Be Bad for Your Wallet   Gualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina Dear Diary, First, this flash update. The Dow lost 142 points yesterday, which, in today’s volatile market, is no big deal. Nevertheless, our proprietary short-term stock […]

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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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Tax Freedom Day 2015 is April 24th

By  Kyle Pomerleau Tax Foundation April 11, 2015 Tax Freedom Day 2015 is April 24th   A century earlier, in 1900, Americans paid only 5.9 percent of their income in taxes, meaning Tax Freedom Day came on January 22.   Tax Freedom Day® 2015 (PDF) Key Findings This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April […]