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The U.S. Has Lost 195,000 Good Paying Energy Industry Jobs

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog August 5, 2016   The U.S. Has Lost 195,000 Good Paying Energy Industry Jobs     Not all jobs are created equal.  There is a world of difference between a $100,000 a year energy industry job and a $10 an hour job running a cash register at Wal-Mart.  You […]

The U.S. Has Lost 195,000 Good Paying Energy Industry Jobs

Gimme Shelter (From the Tax Man) Disappearing Money and Opportunistic Candidates

Gimme Shelter (From the Tax Man) Disappearing Money and Opportunistic Candidates

By Nomi Prins NomiPrins.com May 16, 2016   Gimme Shelter (From the Tax Man) Disappearing Money and Opportunistic Candidates     This article orginally appeared in TomDispatch. The latest Panama Papers May 9th disclosures underscore the broad and ongoing global connections between big banks and tax havens. A swath of politicians on both sides of the […]


Global Warming Activists Want to Make Food More Expensive

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org April 28, 2016   Global Warming Activists Want to Make Food More Expensive   In a more civilized age — that is, during the 1840s — reducing the price of food for ordinary people was seen as a good thing. Nowadays, though, increasing the price of food in the name of “climate sustainability” is de rigueur. The UK Independent reports: Denmark is considering […]

Global Warming Activists Want to Make Food More Expensive

The Answer to "Unfair" Tax Breaks Is More Tax Breaks

The Answer to “Unfair” Tax Breaks Is More Tax Breaks

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org April 15, 2016   The Answer to “Unfair” Tax Breaks Is More Tax Breaks   Some myths about taxes and taxpayers never go away. Among them is the myth that tax breaks amount to “subsidies.” Laurence Vance recently pointed out a particularly oblivious claim made recently by a staffer at National Public […]


Hate Taxes? You Certainly Are Not Alone…

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog April 14, 2016   Hate Taxes? You Certainly Are Not Alone…     At this time of the year, millions of Americans are rushing to file their taxes at the last minute, and we are once again reminded just how nightmarish our system of taxation has become.  I studied […]

Hate Taxes? You Certainly Are Not Alone…

When is Tax Freedom Day 2016 in your state?

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 […]


Feds offer millions for plans to tax cars by the mile

By Against Crony Capitalism March 29, 2016   Feds offer millions for plans to tax cars by the mile     The government will tax and tax and tax until citizens push back. Is there nothing in this country we can do without giving the government a cut? Must the government always get a slice? […]

Feds offer millions for plans to tax cars by the mile

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

The Evil Empire Has The World In A Death Grip ~ Paul Craig Roberts

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org February 22, 2016   The Evil Empire Has The World In A Death Grip   In my archives there is a column or two that introduces the reader to John Perkins’ important book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. An EHM is an operative who sells the […]


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 […]

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Why Drafting Women Is a Terrible Idea

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org February 15, 2016   Why Drafting Women Is a Terrible Idea   During last Saturday’s GOP presidential debate, the candidates were asked if they would support mandatory registration for women with the Selective Service System now that women are allowed combat positions in the US military. The Selective Service, of course, is […]


Senate Passes Bill Making Internet Tax Ban Permanent

By Chris Morran Consumerist February 11, 2016   Senate Passes Bill Making Internet Tax Ban Permanent     Nearly two decades ago, Congress passed the first Internet Tax Freedom Act, establishing that — with a handful of grandfathered exceptions — local, state, and federal governments couldn’t impose taxes on Internet access. Problem is, that law […]

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War on Cash

The war on cash continues, a dispatch from the German front

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism February 4, 2016   The war on cash continues, a dispatch from the German front   Central banks don’t like cash, particularly when they want to impose negative interest rates on a failing global economy. (If banks were to offer negative rates cash would provide a yield and as […]