taxes


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

The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property

The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property

By Against Crony Capitalism September 8, 2017   The Communist in City Hall: New York mayor calls for end of private property     This is truly disgusting. We see a wannabe Castro in City Hall. A know-it-all bureaucrat wrapped in his own ego. A politically correct agent of statism and – if given the chance […]


Is it time to get rid of Paul Ryan as Speaker?

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism September 8, 2017   Is it time to get rid of Paul Ryan as Speaker?     Probably. But one of the names floated in the Washpo story attached is Rick Santorum. Rick Santorum. Ole’ Rick is no conservative and he would be even worse news than Paul Ryan. Ryan […]

Is it time to get rid of Paul Ryan as Speaker?

Will We Soon Return to Fighting Over Confederate Monuments?

Will We Soon Return to Fighting Over Confederate Monuments?

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism September 5, 2017   Will We Soon Return to Fighting Over Confederate Monuments?     As has been widely observed, natural disasters have diverted our attention, and another hurricane may be on the way. But while our attention is focused elsewhere, it might be a good time to ask why […]


U.S. Pays $50 Mil for Luxury Cars, Weapons, Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officers

U.S. Pays $50 Mil for Luxury Cars, Weapons, Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officers

By Against Crony Capitalism August 23, 2017   U.S. Pays $50 Mil for Luxury Cars, Weapons, Booze to Mentor Afghan Intel Officers     Who cares? It’s just the US taxpayer’s money. (From Judicial Watch)   A foreign company hired by the U.S. government to mentor and train Afghan intelligence officers billed Uncle Sam for more […]


Trump Administration, Reversing Trend, Sheds 11,000 Federal Employees in Six Months

By Against Crony Capitalism August 8, 2017   Trump Administration, Reversing Trend, Sheds 11,000 Federal Employees in Six Months (How about 100,000 more before the end of the year?)     This is a real positive. But 11,000 should only be the beginning. Our taxpayer financed bureaucracy is a target rich environment. Given advancements in automation […]

Trump Administration, Reversing Trend, Sheds 11,000 Federal Employees in Six Months 

Germany Pensions System Crisis

Germany Pensions System Crisis

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics July 11, 2017   Germany Pensions System Crisis     The German publication DWN has come out and warned that the German Pensions system is collapsing. They wrote: The core problem of the German economy and society is miserable demography. A positive development, namely the increasing longevity of the population, is […]


Don’t Bail Out Failing States Like Illinois

By Against Crony Capitalism June 21, 2017   Don’t Bail Out Failing States Like Illinois     Sounds like a case of the “Detroits.” Actually many cases of the Detroits. The government is too big in these states. There are too many state employees. These employees want unrealistic pensions. (What’s a pension?) They lived like […]

Don’t Bail Out Failing States Like Illinois

The Dow has rallied 3000 POINTS since Donald Trump was elected, Media silent

The Dow has rallied 3000 POINTS since Donald Trump was elected, Media silent

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism June 20, 2017   The Dow has rallied 3000 POINTS since Donald Trump was elected, Media silent     People seem confused by this rally. Really a rally on top of a Fed induced (to a very large extent) bull market extending back many years. How can this be, […]


The real answer to the democracy-killing ‘administrative state’

By Against Crony Capitalism June 19, 2017   The real answer to the democracy-killing ‘administrative state’     Most Americans have no real idea of the massive power vested (taken?) in the federal bureaucracy. Sure most people get that agencies enforce laws. But most don’t know that agencies do much more than that, and often […]

The real answer to the democracy-killing ‘administrative state’

Property taxes: Where is all that money going?

Property taxes: Where is all that money going?

By Against Crony Capitalism June 15, 2017   Property taxes: Where is all that money going?     (From The Chicago Tribune)   Like most families, we live on a budget — unlike the governments to which we pay our property taxes.   Every month, more than 60 percent of our total housing payment — […]


Merkel Wants G20 Global Taxation of Internet

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics June 15, 2017   Merkel Wants G20 Global Taxation of Internet     Merkel is calling upon the G20 to regulate the internet. While she is pretending to be concerned about cyberattacks, which no regulator can prevent, you have to look into the finer details. Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a […]

Merkel Wants G20 Global Taxation of Internet

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute June 10, 2017   Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax   When you’re a government agency, asking for a tax increase is always a hassle. For the most part, taxpayers don’t like taxes, and if asked if they want to pay more, they’re likely to often say “no.” Moreover, when public […]