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Brexit Fears Weren’t Overblown — They Were Flat-Out Wrong

By Against Crony Capitalism August 19, 2016   Brexit Fears Weren’t Overblown — They Were Flat-Out Wrong     Brexit was a massive win for those of us who oppose crony capitalism. It was a line in the sand, in the Channel, and Britain in the end decided to remain Britain and to tell the […]

Brexit Fears Weren’t Overblown — They Were Flat-Out Wrong

The Real Existential Threats of 2016

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com August 18, 2016   The Real Existential Threats of 2016     On Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items – Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense – rising, and GDP growing […]

National bankruptcy, then, is among the existential threats to the republic, the prospect that we will find ourselves in the not-too-distant future in the same boat with Greece, Puerto Rico, and Illinois.

Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist

Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 16, 2016   Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist   Writing in his 1922 treatise Socialism, Ludwig von Mises expressed support for democracy, but took a very limited view. Specifically, he suggested the only purpose of democracy is to “make peace, to avoid violent revolutions.” That is, democracy is purely a means […]


How Clinton may be avoiding the death tax (Which she publicly supports)

By Against Crony Capitalism August 14, 2016   How Clinton may be avoiding the death tax (Which she publicly supports)     When you take the total amount of money the Clintons have made, allow for taxes and spending, her reported investment assets are still quite a bit too low to make sense. The likely […]

How Clinton may be avoiding the death tax

Brazil's Olympics: Cronies Feast while the People Starve

Brazil’s Olympics: Cronies Feast while the People Starve

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 9, 2016   Brazil’s Olympics: Cronies Feast while the People Starve   For this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio, the Brazilian government spent $4.6 billion — that’s a conservative estimate that covers facilities used for sports only. When we include all other related expenses, the total comes to $12 billion. To […]


Social Security’s looming $32 trillion shortfall (That’s right 32 TRILLION)

By Against Crony Capitalism August 8, 2016   Social Security’s looming $32 trillion shortfall (That’s right 32 TRILLION)     But hey, who cares? I mean I’ll be dead by the time Social Security implodes. I paid into it. I want my money. That most people take out far more in Social Security than they […]

Social Security - A looming $32 trillion shortfall (That’s right 32 TRILLION)

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Insider Trading and Taxes: The State Wants to Read Your Mind

By Matthew Doarnberger Mises Institute August 5, 2016   Insider Trading and Taxes: The State Wants to Read Your Mind     Professional golfer Phil Mickelson was back in the news this summer thanks to a 2014 federal investigation into an insider trading case. It is alleged that Mickelson owed high stakes sports gambler Billy Walters […]


Facebook Might Owe The IRS As Much As $5 Billion In Back Taxes

By Kate Cox Consumerist August 1, 2016     You know what giant corporations really hate to do? Spend lots of their revenue on taxes. And you know what they have to do anyway? Exactly that. But the IRS is saying that Facebook may not have done enough of it, in past years, and may […]

Facebook Might Owe The IRS As Much As $5 Billion In Back Taxes

The Economist says the political divide is between “globalists” and “anti-globalists”, no it’s the political class versus everyone else

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism July 31, 2016   The Economist says the political divide is between “globalists” and “anti-globalists”, no it’s the political class versus everyone else     In the attached article The Economist frets that the trend toward “globalism” (their word) is in jeopardy. And what the magazine or “newspaper” calls globalism […]

The Economist says the political divide is between “globalists” and “anti-globalists”, no it’s the political class versus everyone else

Social Security Just Ran A $6 Trillion Deficit And No One Noticed!

Social Security Just Ran A $6 Trillion Deficit And No One Noticed!

By Against Crony Capitalism July 25, 2016   Social Security Just Ran A $6 Trillion Deficit And No One Noticed!     You know why? Because no one wants to notice. No one wants to talk about Social Security and its problems, its Ponzi nature, its quietly ticking time bomb(s). No one wants to talk […]


IRS Scandal: No End To Lois Lerner’s Lawlessness

IRS Scandal: No End To Lois Lerner’s Lawlessness

By Against Crony Capitalism July 3, 2016     (From IBD)   IRS official Lois Lerner didn’t merely target conservative groups to take away their tax-free status, as first suspected, but also handed over more than a million pages of tax returns to the Justice Department. That’s a crime.   It’s now apparent, if it […]


Obama Hands Corrupt Ukraine Another Billion US Dollars

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute June 3, 2016   Obama Hands Corrupt Ukraine Another Billion US Dollars     One of the downsides of the US “regime change” business is that when you break it, you often have to buy it. It’s all fun and games when you wander through the streets of Kiev […]

Obama Hands Corrupt Ukraine Another Billion US Dollars