economy


FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow (Russian nuke officials routed millions to Clinton Foundation)

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism October 17, 2017   FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow (Russian nuke officials routed millions to Clinton Foundation)     (From The Hill)   Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of […]

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow (Russian nuke officials routed millions to Clinton Foundation)

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

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 […]


Government Sachs Alum To Take Over the World’s Second Most Powerful Position?

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism October 4, 2017   Government Sachs Alum To Take Over the World’s Second Most Powerful Position? Will Neel Kaskari soon be the head of the Federal Reserve?     The debate internally at the White House in the musty recesses where such things are discussed is whether Yellen stays on […]

Government Sachs Alum To Take Over the World’s Second Most Powerful Position? Will Neel Kaskari soon be the head of the Federal Reserve?

Surviving The Coming Bond Crash

Surviving The Coming Bond Crash

By RPI Staff Ron Paul Institute September 30, 2017   Surviving The Coming Bond Crash   Central banks have created a worldwide bond bubble that threatens to destroy economies and nations. US and global debt skyrockets. The financial system on life support. Investment advisor Michael Pento  joins today’s Liberty Report to tell us what to expect […]


Yellen: The Economy May Be Weaker than We Thought

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute September 29, 2017   Yellen: The Economy May Be Weaker than We Thought   Janet Yellen this week cast doubt on the Fed’s announced plan to continue Fed rate hikes and reverse its years of “unconventional” monetary policy. “My colleagues and I may have misjudged the strength of the labor […]

Yellen: The Economy May Be Weaker than We Thought

Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars

Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars

By Against Crony Capitalism September 28, 2017   Here’s How Much of Your Taxes Have Gone To Wars   “War is a racket.” –  Major General Smedley Butler     Last night I was watching a documentary on The Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. I encourage everyone to view it. It lays out starkly the hell […]


More Spending Does Not Drive More Employment

By Per Bylund Mises Institute September 27, 2017   More Spending Does Not Drive More Employment     It is almost universally asserted today that consumer spending drives employment. This thesis gives support to the general Keynesian idea that government should “stimulate” the economy when it is suffering from a recession, whether it is through fiscal […]

More Spending Does Not Drive More Employment

Trump Can’t Stop America From Going Broke

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners September 27, 2017   Trump Can’t Stop America From Going Broke     POITOU, FRANCE – From comedy… to farce… to tragedy. We laugh. We guffaw. And then we wish we hadn’t bought a house in inner-city Baltimore. Already, in Charm City, police helicopters peer into our windows… sirens wail […]

A half-century ago, the feds controlled about one-quarter of the economy. Now, they’ve got abou

When Billionaires Build Stadiums, Taxpayers Get Whacked

When Billionaires Build Stadiums, Taxpayers Get Whacked

By Against Crony Capitalism September 26, 2017   When Billionaires Build Stadiums, Taxpayers Get Whacked     The NFL is deeply crony. Hey taxpayers – pay for my stadium. Thanks. What? You want “free” tickets? Ha! That’s funny. Don’t you know nothing’s free? Don’t worry though. You can look at the stadium you built me on […]


States realizing it’s stupid to make it hard to earn a living

By Against Crony Capitalism September 25, 2017   States realizing it’s stupid to make it hard to earn a living     (From The Conservative Review)   Why does a florist need a government-issued license? Why does an interior decorator need one? As one article points out, why does a casket maker in Louisiana need a license, including […]

Why does a florist need a government-issued license? Why does an interior decorator need one?

Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute September 13, 2017   Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?   Conscription, also known as “the draft,” is typically justified with appeals to values like partriotism, public service, and “sharing the burden.” That’s in peacetime. In times of war, of course, government claims conscription is necessary to provide the […]

Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

How America’s Outdated Tax Code Fails Gig Economy Workers

How America’s Outdated Tax Code Fails Gig Economy Workers

By Against Crony Capitalism September 11, 2017   How America’s Outdated Tax Code Fails Gig Economy Workers     The American tax code is like a deep dark jungle at dusk. It’s scary. It’s confusing. Peril lurks everywhere. And if one ventures in without proper preparation one can end up in a bad situation. This is […]


Bound to No Party, Trump Upends 150 Years of Two-Party Rule

By Against Crony Capitalism September 11, 2017   Bound to No Party, Trump Upends 150 Years of Two-Party Rule     Well, well. The narrative has shifted since the Schumer/Pelosi deal. (From The New York Times) Now in the White House, President Trump demonstrated this past week that he still imagines himself a solitary cowboy as […]

Bound to No Party, Trump Upends 150 Years of Two-Party Rule