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Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute August 29, 2016   Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?   Americans have more disposable income than nearly every other country on earth. The few exceptions include a handful of northern Western European states and some small city states like Monaco. Even when accounting for government […]

Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?

11 Million Spent Half of Their Income on Rent. Why the Government Is to Blame.

By Patrick Tyrrell The Daily Signal June 28, 2016     A recent report out of Harvard University has found the number of struggling household renters at an all-time high. A table in the appendix of the report shows that almost half (49.3 percent) of renters in 2014 spent at least 30 percent of their household […]

11 Million Spent Half of Their Income on Rent. Why the Government Is to Blame.

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Employment Lies ~ Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org June 3, 2016   Employment Lies     June 3, 2016. Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the US economy only created 38,000 new jobs in May and revised down by 59,000 jobs the previously reported gains in March and April. Yet the BLS reported […]


Why Median Incomes Probably Are Really Going Down

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org May 11, 2016   Why Median Incomes Probably Are Really Going Down   In response to last week’s post on median incomes, several readers responded on Twitter with links to posts by the American Enterprise Institute think tank which explain some of the problems with using measures of household income. At the Mises […]

Why Median Incomes Probably Are Really Going Down

Beware of the Chaos of Helicopter Money

Beware of the Chaos of Helicopter Money

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell May 11, 2016   Beware of the Chaos of Helicopter Money     Indian central bank governor says helicopter money no panacea … Indian Central Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Tuesday that he had doubts “helicopter money”, or free cash given directly to citizens to stimulate growth, […]


When is Tax Freedom Day 2016 in your state?

By Scott Greenberg Tax Foundation April 6, 2015 Tax Freedom Day 2016 is April 24   Tax Freedom Day 2016 (PDF) Key Findings This year, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 24, or 114 days into the year (excluding Leap Day). Americans will pay $3.3 trillion in federal taxes and $1.6 trillion in state and […]

When is Tax Freedom Day 2016 in your state?

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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 […]


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 […]

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Is this only for “tax cheats” and “moochers”?

By Mark Nestmann Nestmann.com February 19, 2016   Is this only for “tax cheats” and “moochers”?     Earlier this month, the Federal Register published its quarterly list of former US citizens and permanent residents who have “expatriated,” i.e., given up their US citizenship or permanent residence. The published data comes from the IRS, which […]


Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America

By Michael Snyder End Of The American Dream February 1, 2016 Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America     Major retailers in the United States are shutting down hundreds of stores, and shoppers are reporting alarmingly bare shelves in many retail locations that are still open all over the […]

Retail Apocalypse: 2016 Brings Empty Shelves And Store Closings All Across America

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By One Measure, 95.46 Million Are Dependent on the Federal Government

By Patrick Tyrrell The Daily Signal December 21, 2015   By One Measure, 95.46 Million Are Dependent on the Federal Government     How many people are dependent on the federal government? That’s a hard nut to crack. Counting people who rely on the government to sustain their lifestyles is more complicated than simply counting […]


America’s Middle Class Is an Endangered Species

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners December 11, 2015   America’s Middle Class Is an Endangered Species     PARIS – Why does no one challenge the Deep State? In this era of business-suit machismo, why does no presidential candidate propose kicking the biggest, softest butts – the ones that most need kicking? We imagine […]

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The Good Ol’ Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent

By Andrew Syrios Mises.org November 25, 2015    The Good Ol’ Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent   It’s quite interesting indeed when both progressives and conservatives seem to be nostalgic for those good ol’ days in the 1950s, for different reasons, of course. Conservatives want to go back to the nuclear Leave It to […]