The Numbers Are in: Social Security Robs the Working Poor

By Tom Eddlem Foundation for Economic Education October 14, 2017   The Numbers Are in: Social Security Robs the Working Poor The Social Security Administration’s own numbers reveal that a private investment pays more than Social Security.     Back in 2011, investment guru Warren Buffett famously complained in the New York Times that his […]

The Numbers Are in: Social Security Robs the Working Poor

Russia wades into Saudi-Iran rift

Russia wades into Saudi-Iran rift

By M K Bhadrakumar Indian Punchline October 14, 2017   Russia wades into Saudi-Iran rift     The remark Wednesday by the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Presidential envoy for the Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov offering Moscow’s mediation for a rapprochement between Riyadh and Tehran comes within the week of the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s talks with […]


IRS Has Second Thoughts About Giving $7.2M Fraud-Prevention Contract To Equifax

By Chris Morran Consumerist October 14, 2017   IRS Has Second Thoughts About Giving $7.2M Fraud-Prevention Contract To Equifax     What does it take for the Internal Revenue Service to realize that maybe, just maybe, it picked the wrong company to award a $7.25 million fraud-prevention contract? It wasn’t enough that Equifax’s network was so […]


Dear Hollywood: Don’t Ever Lecture America Again

Dear Hollywood: Don’t Ever Lecture America Again

By Against Crony Capitalism October 13, 2017   Dear Hollywood: Don’t Ever Lecture America Again “Hollywood has the best moral compass, because it has compassion,” – Harvey Weinstein     People of my age probably know “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns and Roses pretty well. The song is about Hollywood and the ugly side most people don’t […]


Why Understanding the Progressive Era Still Matters

By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano Mises Institute October 13, 2017   Why Understanding the Progressive Era Still Matters   Editor’s Note: Murray Rothbard’s new masterwork, The Progressive Era, is now available for purchase. Judge Napolitano’s preface below speaks to why the Progressive Era is so key to our understanding of modern America. This is the first of many selections from […]

Why Understanding the Progressive Era Still Matters

House Members Make the Case for Ending US Participation in the War on Yemen

House Members Make the Case for Ending US Participation in the War on Yemen

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute October 12, 2017   House Members Make the Case for Ending US Participation in the War on Yemen     Three members of the United States House of Representatives wrote in a Tuesday editorial at the New York Times about their legislation (H.Con.Res. 81) that would use the authority of […]


Smart Devices Are Snitching On Owners And Rewriting The Criminal Justice System

By Nicholas West Activist Post October 12, 2017   Smart Devices Are Snitching On Owners And Rewriting The Criminal Justice System     A new type of court case is slowly but steadily emerging within the American legal system: alleged crimes being detected from data supplied by smart devices. Several cases over the last few years […]

Smart Devices Are Snitching On Owners And Rewriting The Criminal Justice System

Power Corrupts: A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators

Power Corrupts: A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute October 12, 2017   Power Corrupts: A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators   Power corrupts. Worse, as 19th-century historian Lord Acton concluded, absolute power corrupts absolutely. It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about a politician, an entertainment mogul, a corporate CEO or a police officer: give any […]


Everyone Has Property Rights, Whether They Know it or Not

By Ilana Mercer Mises Institute October 11, 2017   Everyone Has Property Rights, Whether They Know it or Not   The Indian tribesman’s claim to his ancient stomping grounds can’t be reduced to a title search at the deeds office. That’s the stuff of the positive law. And this was the point I took away from […]

Everyone Has Property Rights, Whether They Know it or Not

Red Flag Warning: These California Wildfires Are ‘Among The Most Destructive Fire Events In US History’ And They Are About To Get Even Worse

Red Flag Warning: These California Wildfires Are ‘Among The Most Destructive Fire Events In US History’ And They Are About To Get Even Worse

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog October 11, 2017   Red Flag Warning: These California Wildfires Are ‘Among The Most Destructive Fire Events In US History’ And They Are About To Get Even Worse     The wildfires that are roaring through northern California are already “among the most destructive fire events in U.S. history”, and […]


On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables

By Against Crony Capitalism October 11, 2017   On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables     There is no place in government, with the exception of the military, where supposed “conservatives” more exploit taxpayer funded welfare than in the Ag Department programs. It is ridiculous. Food, like anything, should be subject […]

On the Department of Welfare, Crony Subsidies, and Math About Vegetables

Can the Government Keep Us Safe?

Can the Government Keep Us Safe?

By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano Mises Institute October 10, 2017   Can the Government Keep Us Safe?   Here we go again. The United States has been rattled to the core by an unspeakable act of evil perpetrated by a hater of humanity. A quiet, wealthy loner rented a hotel suite in Las Vegas, armed it […]


WikiLeaks Releases Moscow’s Surveillance Files

By Aaron Kesel Activist Post October 10, 2017   WikiLeaks Releases Moscow’s Surveillance Files     The international whistleblower coalition WikiLeaks who have had their sights on the CIA, pivoted their focus to Russia’s own surveillance, offering a look at technical details of how Moscow spies on its citizens’ mobile data online. RELEASE: Spy Files #Russia https://t.co/CJMQVrNXef #SORM […]

WikiLeaks Releases Moscow’s Surveillance Files

Bungled Operations, Not False Flags

Bungled Operations, Not False Flags

By David Hathaway LewRockwell.com October 10, 2017   Bungled Operations, Not False Flags     When domestic “criminal justice” feds orchestrate, finance, and put into motion their dramas related to killing, bombing, and other organized crime, they do it for self-aggrandizement.  They rarely start out with a scheme to attribute their entire involvement to someone else—or […]