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The war on cash continues, a dispatch from the German front

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism February 4, 2016   The war on cash continues, a dispatch from the German front   Central banks don’t like cash, particularly when they want to impose negative interest rates on a failing global economy. (If banks were to offer negative rates cash would provide a yield and as […]

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End the Sugar Tax Now

By Gary Galles Mises.org December 9, 2015   End the Sugar Tax Now   “Sugar Vs. Corn Syrup” reads the headline about legal wrangling between enablers of America’s sweet tooth. Big sugar accused big corn syrup of misleading the public with an ad campaign that it is “nutritionally the same as sugar,” asking for $1.5 billion […]

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The American Hunger Games:The Six Top GOP Candidates, Economic Policies And Panem 2016

By Nomi Prins NomiPrins.com December 5, 2015   The American Hunger Games:The Six Top GOP Candidates, Economic Policies And Panem 2016   This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. Fact: too many Republican candidates are clogging the political scene. Perhaps what’s needed is an American Hunger Games to cut the field to size. Each candidate could […]


Tip of Iceberg? EU Rules Against Sweetheart Tax Deals for Corporations

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams October 21, 2015   Tip of Iceberg? EU Rules Against Sweetheart Tax Deals for Corporations ‘All companies, big or small, multinational or not, should pay their fair share of tax,’ says European Commission     Striking a blow against sweetheart tax deals that unfairly benefit large multinational corporations, the European Union […]

In addition to the coffee chain and carmaker, European Commission officials are looking at similar deals secured by Amazon in Luxembourg and Apple in Ireland. (Photo: Jeroen Bennink/flickr/cc)

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The Case for Outlawing Cash

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners September 8, 2015   The Case for Outlawing Cash     GUALFIN, Argentina – September is here. As expected, market volatility is increasing. The Great Zombie War is intensifying. And investors are getting scared. Yesterday [September 1], the Dow lost 470 points – a nearly 3% drop. Bloomberg: U.S. […]


Can the States Seize Control of Federal Lands?

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 22, 2015   Can the States Seize Control of Federal Lands?   The term “Sagebrush Rebellion” is again showing up in newspapers across the American west as states seek more control over federal lands within their own boundaries. As with the original Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1970s and 1980s, several western […]

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The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide of the Roman Empire

By Lawrence W. Reed and Marc Hyden Foundation for Economic Education August 18, 2015   The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide of the Roman Empire The Bailout State Is as Old as Rome   (Image from Shutterstock)   More than 2,000 years before America’s bailouts and entitlement programs, the ancient Romans experimented with similar schemes. The Roman […]


A Sneaky Way to Grab Your Retirement Savings

By Mark Nestmann Nestmann.com August 6, 2015   A Sneaky Way to Grab Your Retirement Savings     With an $18 trillion debt and $97 trillion or so in unfunded liabilities, Uncle Sam is anything but flush with money. So Congress and President Obama are looking for ways to stem the flow of red ink. […]

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In Greece, Reliance on Public Funds Is the Central Problem

By Justin Murray Mises.org August 6, 2015   In Greece, Reliance on Public Funds Is the Central Problem   Greece is a hot topic at the moment, mostly with the continued negotiations over bailouts from the European Union and, through institutions like the IMF, the world at large. Much of the discussion paints the image […]


Connecticut On Its Latest Cash Grab: It’s Not Greed When We Do It

By Christopher Westley Mises.org August 4, 2015   Connecticut On Its Latest Cash Grab: It’s Not Greed When We Do It   Those possessing the anti-capitalist mentality — so ascendant in our culture today — often critique market actors as being solely motivated by “greed.” Surely economic systems based on nobler motivations, they say, would […]

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Ecuador – A Preview of What is Coming?

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics June 15, 2015   Ecuador – A Preview of What is Coming?     Parallel pro-government employees and right-wing demonstrations have been going in in protest all week in Ecuador. Large numbers of supporters of President Rafael Correa gathered in Shyris Avenue who were generally government employees to confront their […]


Obama Is Targeting Your Retirement Accounts

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics June 8, 2015   Obama Is Targeting Your Retirement Accounts   Presidential approval ratings show that Obama now enjoys the status of a lower approval rating than George W. Bush, and that is really saying something. Obama is clearly a Marxist. He buys into the problem that the people are […]

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Ukrainians Dispossessed, Americans are next 1

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org June 7, 2015   Ukrainians Dispossessed, Americans are next   Over the last 15 months Ukrainians have paid for Washington’s overthrow of their elected government in deaths, dismemberment of their country, and broken economic and political relationships with Russia that cost Ukraine its subsidized energy. Now Ukrainians […]


How Governments Keep You (and Your Money) From Leaving

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org June 5, 2015   How Governments Keep You (and Your Money) From Leaving   The IRS reports that more people renounced their US citizenship during the first quarter of 2015 than during any other quarter in history. Notably, a sizable portion of those renouncing their citizenship are doing so to escape […]

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