Finance

The Markets, Currency, the Transfer of Wealth and anything else that affects your wallet.


Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit

By Against Crony Capitalism December 8, 2017   Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit     This audit is headed by Grover Norquist’s brother. So there is a glimmer, a sliver, of hope that some good might actually be done here. We’ll see. Talk about a colossal undertaking.   (From The Hill)   Department of Defense (DOD) […]

Pentagon starting first-ever financial audit

Venezuela Announces “the Petro” Currency Backed by Gold, Oil and Diamonds

By Rory Hall The Daily Coin December 5, 2017   Venezuela Announces “the Petro” Currency Backed by Gold, Oil and Diamonds     I sent this to Chris Powell, GATA, and he ask, what about the “convertibility”? Apparently, Venezuelan President Madura is following China’s lead but instead of a subtle rollout over time as to not cause […]

Venezuela Announces “the Petro” Currency Backed by Gold, Oil and Diamonds

I Have Doubts About Bitcoin

I Have Doubts About Bitcoin

By Joakim Book Mises Institute December 4, 2017   I Have Doubts About Bitcoin   Bitcoin and the blockchain technology are wonderful inventions; its anonymity, decentralised technology and speed of transactions just to mention a few features that have aroused supporters. The extension of competition into the domain of money that it represents is perhaps even […]


Just in Time for the Holidays, Reckless States Are Coming for Your Online Purchases

By José Niño Mises Institute November 27, 2017   Just in Time for the Holidays, Reckless States Are Coming for Your Online Purchases   If there is anything that gets demagogic politicians and pundits riled up, it’s the closing of tax loopholes, and the tax-hike demagogues might just be getting one of their wishes come December. […]

Just in Time for the Holidays, Reckless States Are Coming for Your Online Purchases

This Chart Breaks Down Year-By-Year Congressional Settlements. It’s Stunning.

This Chart Breaks Down Year-By-Year Congressional Settlements. It’s Stunning.

By Against Crony Capitalism November 20, 2017   This Chart Breaks Down Year-By-Year Congressional Settlements. It’s Stunning.   And remember not only are the claims happening, but it is you and me, the federal taxpayer, who pays for these settlements, not the offenders in Congress. Not ALL of these are sexual harassment settlements it must be […]


Financial Tyranny: ‘We the People’ Are the New Permanent Underclass in America

Financial Tyranny: ‘We the People’ Are the New Permanent Underclass in America

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute November 18, 2017   Financial Tyranny: ‘We the People’ Are the New Permanent Underclass in America     Americans can no longer afford to get sick and there’s a reason why. That’s because a growing number of Americans are struggling to stretch their dollars far enough to pay their […]


There is Nothing Patriotic or Conservative About Our Bloated Defense Budget

By John J. Duncan, Jr. Ron Paul Institute November 17, 2017   There is Nothing Patriotic or Conservative About Our Bloated Defense Budget     Several times over my 29 years in Congress I have wondered whether there are any fiscal conservatives at the Pentagon. It seems that the Defense Department is just like every other […]

There is Nothing Patriotic or Conservative About Our Bloated Defense Budget

Why America’s Retail Apocalypse Could Accelerate Even More In 2018

Why America’s Retail Apocalypse Could Accelerate Even More In 2018

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog November 15, 2017   Why America’s Retail Apocalypse Could Accelerate Even More In 2018     Is the retail apocalypse in the United States about to go to a whole new level?  That is a frightening thing to consider, because the truth is that things are already quite bad.  […]


Harvard professor predicts half of U.S. colleges will be bankrupt within 10-15 years

By Against Crony Capitalism November 15, 2017   Harvard professor predicts half of U.S. colleges will be bankrupt within 10-15 years     Given the inefficiencies (and the general cronyism) in colleges today I can’t see how the system continues as it is for all that much longer. “College” is an industry that is primed for […]

Harvard professor predicts half of U.S. colleges will be bankrupt within 10-15 years

Are Economic Conservatives Just a Bunch of Angry People?

Are Economic Conservatives Just a Bunch of Angry People?

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism November 13, 2017   Are Economic Conservatives Just a Bunch of Angry People?       Apparently economic conservatives are simply just angry people. This is what a new study by University of Cincinnati professor Anthony Salerno and University of Manitoba professor Keri Kettle appears to claim. Stirring up anger makes people […]


Will Americans Die Young Enough to Save Pension Plans?

By Doug French Mises Institute November 7, 2017   Will Americans Die Young Enough to Save Pension Plans?   “Pension fund problems worsen in 43 states” says the Bloomberg headline. Laurie Meisler writes, New Jersey, Kentucky and Illinois continue to lose ground and now have only about one third of the money they need to pay retirement […]

Will Americans Die Young Enough to Save Pension Plans?