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Jobs Report Blues

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org April 4, 2016   Jobs Report Blues   On Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 215,000 new jobs in March. John Williams of ShadowStats.com reports that these “new jobs” result from the the Birth-Death model that “artificially inflates headline month-to-month payroll gains with […]

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We Need the Pain that Comes with More Saving

We Need the Pain that Comes with More Saving

By C. Jay Engel Mises.org March 17, 2016   We Need the Pain that Comes with More Saving   The endgame of monetary side manipulations is upon us. Since 2008, central banks have done what they thought was needed to bring the markets back from the pain they experienced during the crash. The problem, of course, is […]


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The US Economy Has Not Recovered And Will Not Recover ~ Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org February 20, 2016   The US Economy Has Not Recovered And Will Not Recover     The US economy died when middle class jobs were offshored and when the financial system was deregulated. Jobs offshoring benefitted Wall Street, corporate executives, and shareholders, because lower labor and compliance […]


This WTO Ruling Is Perfect Example of How Big Trade Deals Trump Democracy

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams December 7, 2015   This WTO Ruling Is Perfect Example of How Big Trade Deals Trump Democracy NAFTA partners can sue the U.S. for a combined $1 billion annually in retaliatory tariffs over Country of Origin Labels for meat     In a move that watchdogs say presents a “glaring example […]

Republican lawmakers and meat industry lobbyists, now bolstered by the WTO ruling, are working to overturn meat labeling provision that 92 percent of public supports. (Photo: Jason Tester Guerilla Futures/cc/flickr)

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US On Road To Third World

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org October 29, 2015   US On Road To Third World   On January 6, 2004, Senator Charles Schumer and I challenged the erroneous idea that jobs offshoring was free trade in a New York Times op-ed. Our article so astounded economists that within a few days Schumer […]


Government Permission to Work

By Doug Bandow Foundation for Economic Education September 5, 2015   Government Permission to Work End Licensing to Revive the Freedom to Work     I’m a lawyer, and I think legal licensing is an extraordinary scam. Let people choose an attorney, paralegal, legal secretary, or self-educated legal savant to help with their legal problem. Legal licensure […]

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Prescription Price Sticker Shock Is Now A Common Consumer Ailment

By Laura Northrup Consumerist August 13, 2015   Prescription Price Sticker Shock Is Now A Common Consumer Ailment   (Adam Gerard)   Maybe this has happened to you: you’re at the pharmacy, picking up a refill of a prescription that you or a family member have been taking for a long time. It’s a routine […]


WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy

By Jon Queally Common Dreams May 18, 2015   WTO Ruling on Meat Labels Exemplifies Corporate Profits Trumping Democracy ‘Country of origin labels’ championed by consumer safety and animal welfare advocates were ruled as having a negative impact on large North American meat-packing companies     In a decision food safety and consumer advocates are […]

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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 […]


Federal Agency to Regulate Christmas Lights

By Kelsey Harkness The Daily Signal May 6, 2015   Federal Agency to Regulate Christmas Lights     On a hot day in Washington, D.C., a federal agency issued 11 pages of new regulations on Christmas lights and other holiday decorations, calling certain products “a substantial product hazard.” “The Consumer Product Safety Commission … is […]

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Arbitration Fairness Act Would Reinstate Consumers’ Right To Sue In Court

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist May 1, 2015   Arbitration Fairness Act Would Reinstate Consumers’ Right To Sue In Court   (Brian Turner)   Companies have been taking away your right to sue them when they screw up for years, using small, hidden clauses to require mandatory binding arbitration instead. After years of consumer groups voicing […]


Revamped CFPB Complaint Database Allows Consumers To Publicly Air Financial Grievances

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist March 19, 2015   Revamped CFPB Complaint Database Allows Consumers To Publicly Air Financial Grievances     The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s quest to allow consumers the option to publicly air their grievances about consumer financial products and service became a reality today. The CFPB announced that it has finalized a […]

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How Free Markets Enhance Freedom of Choice

By Hunter Hastings Mises.org January 30, 2015   How Free Markets Enhance Freedom of Choice   Ludwig von Mises was careful to establish the individual actor as the basis for all economic analysis. An individual acts to improve his circumstances. To do so, he chooses among various available means in order to achieve his ends. […]