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Reality TV: America’s Next Top White House Staffer
July 30, 2017
Anyone who thinks they are witnessing Trump's unraveling or downfall is sorely mistaken. This is exactly what Trump wants. This is his marketing strategy. This is the reality TV show environment in which he thrives. Not as an effective leader, but as a celeb ...
How Decentralizing Institutions Will Unite the Left and Right
July 26, 2017
Local business and local government will always be more responsive to voters and customers. I believe the key is being able to withdraw support in favor of an actual alternative choice. ...
Fight: NYC and New York State Should Get Divorced
July 23, 2017
If government is to improve, the future will be marked by decentralization of government. Unifying ever larger territories will only cause disagreements and strife. ...
Why and How to Get a Second Passport
July 13, 2017
Options translate to freedom. If you cannot negotiate, if you can not walk away from an interaction, or choose a better alternative, you are not free. Getting a second passport is not about fear, or running away, it is the same as carrying home owner's insur ...
FBI Investigations Have Become Like Tabloid Stories
June 29, 2017
Despite all the investigations, nothing really comes of it. So is the FBI really just the newest tabloid, the National Enquirer for politics, quietly dropping any initially well-publicized story that either turned out to be false or an inconvenient truth? ...
Why Congress Should Not Ban Cat and Dog Meat
June 27, 2017
Bills like this are indicative of a larger political problem; no one is addressing real issues. The politicians introduce bills that make people emotional but don't really matter significantly. The USA could collapse from the debt of almost $20 trillion, but le ...
Why “Hate Speech” is Protected Free Speech
June 26, 2017
The left has always been particularly good at changing the meaning of words over time, a prime example being the word liberal which should mean freedom but now means everything I don't like should be banned. ...
The Chinese Middle Class Is Booming… And This Industry Is Set to Profit
June 22, 2017
n 1950, the United States was on the cusp of a boom that would produce the largest middle class in history. It was also the beginning of a surge in the U.S. economy that would make it one of the richest countries ever. ...
Who Cares About the “Wealth Gap” if Everyone is Richer?
June 20, 2017
The classic example which always comes to mind for me is of President Calvin Coolidge who lived in the White House fewer than 100 years ago. One of the most powerful people on Earth watched helplessly as his son died of an infected blister from playing tennis. ...
Warning: Startup Societies are Disrupting Government
June 01, 2017
It is time to use entrepreneurship to create better governance. By creating a “startup society”, (an experimental government in a small geographic area) governance has the ability to experiment when traditional government cannot. ...
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How My Personal Life Influences My Attitude That The Future is Bright
May 24, 2017
So why do I have such a positive view of the power of individuals to shape their lives to be as free and independent as they like? Because at a pretty young age I am well on my way to doing that. ...
The Real Conspiracy: Conspiring to Cast Everything as a Conspiracy Theory
May 20, 2017
Everything is a conspiracy, the elite globalists control us all, they will win, and resistance is futile. Well, in that case, what's the point of even fighting it? In fact, if all is so hopeless, why even bother pointing out how hopeless it is? ...
10 Reasons Why the Future Will be Amazing
May 18, 2017
Technology is allowing anyone to be economically independent, and its rapid growth is paving the way for unprecedented access to freedom and wealth. Democratizing technology means the masses now have access to what only the rich and powerful once controlled. ...
Of Course Businesses Should Be Able To Discriminate
May 16, 2017
Just reverse the situation and anyone can see that the right to discriminate is necessary. What if the Westboro Baptist Church went into a gay t-shirt maker's business and demanded 100 shirts that say "God hates fags." Should they be forced to comply, or are th ...
Why the FBI Has Always Been a Political Tool of Suppression
May 13, 2017
If a political organization requires the right person in power in order to not be corrupt, then it is a bad organization. It is dangerous, and should not exist because it is impossible to find angels to put into those positions of power. ...
Trump is “An Infuriating but Fascinating” Distraction
May 11, 2017
For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it. ...
Outside the United States is Terrifying! (According to the Government)
May 02, 2017
If you stay inside the United States you will remain free, safe, and prosperous. If you even so much as step foot outside of the United States, you will probably be murdered, if not taken. At least that is what the State Department would have you believe. ...
Female Circumcision is Not the Only Genital Mutilation That Needs to be Stopped
April 28, 2017
If the need to stop the practice of female genital mutilation seems so obvious to you, why shouldn't young boys be afforded the same protection? ...
The Fed is Not Political, And I Have a Bridge To Sell You
April 25, 2017
There is an old saying that one should never talk about politics or religion. I think that is just a way to make sure people don't talk about anything productive or eye opening. And I think it is basically the same attitude that makes the New York Times tell ...
Why We Really Don’t Know What the World is Like
April 20, 2017
If you lived in North Korea, you might think your government had attacked a U.S. aircraft carrier which was approaching the country. You would probably think North Korea had the capabilities to hold their own against the U.S. including "super mighty" preemptive ...
How Governments Justify Theft is a Fallacy: Wealth Was Created before Taxation
April 17, 2017
Do we owe society taxes? Tax day is coming up. Some people get excited because they will get money back which the government withheld--a clever trick that makes people feel less oppressed and plundered by filing taxes. Something the regressive left likes ...
Warning: Never Accept America’s Foreign Policy “Help”
April 13, 2017
It's no secret that the U.S. unleashes all sorts of death and destruction in their foreign policy. But it is all for the greater good... so they claim. Actually consider for a moment the obscure possibility that the U.S. foreign policy of drones, weapons sup ...
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Everyone Alive Believes in Private Property
April 06, 2017
Everyone alive on earth has drunk water within the last 72 hours (or at least within the last week if they are a special case of survival). That means at the time of consumption, every person on earth considered that water their property, otherwise they woul ...
Dear Statists: I don’t Care About You
April 02, 2017
Dear Statists, I don’t care about you, and would really appreciate it if you would stop “caring” about me. ...
Why the Consumer Wins When Walmart and Amazon Battle Over Prices
March 31, 2017
Now, the war of prices is a seasoned game of strategy which brings suppliers into the mix. Both Walmart and Amazon reportedly hound product supply companies to lower their prices in order to better compete. ...
How to Be Alert to Risks but Not Engulfed by Fear
March 30, 2017
If you are flying a jet, and approaching a thunderstorm, is it better to go through the thunderstorm, or to fly above it, safely out of range? The thunderstorm exists, and is dangerous; you cannot change that. But what you can change is how you interact with th ...
How Space Tourists Will Benefit From No Government Regulation
March 29, 2017
The case for strict government regulation is built on some faulty beliefs about humanity and behavior. It assumes that people in business are at their core unconcerned about other people and are motivated solely by profit. It assumes in contrast, that those peo ...
Why Coming Together Creates Strife, and Individualism Creates Order
March 20, 2017
People cannot properly organize when property is held in common. Individual interest creates order out of this chaos, because it shows clearly who is in charge under given circumstances. “Responsibility must be individual, or there is no responsibility at ...
“There is No Safety You Dumb Bitch” -The Hound
March 17, 2017
Take heed of the Hound's warning, and let it free you. There is no guarantee of a job or safety net, there is no absolute security from evil doers, and there is only so much you can do to prevent accidents and illness. The silver lining is that recognizing this ...
In Support of Competing Micro-States or “Startup Societies”
March 12, 2017
As the idea of startup societies spreads, we will live in a worldwide melting pot of experimental government which will continuously lead us to a better place through competition to attract inhabitants by forming the best government. ...
Thanks for the Welcome: Vote on The Daily Bell Tag Line
March 09, 2017
Last week I asked for suggestions for a tag line for The Daily Bell. Below are some of the responses, so go ahead and vote on your favorite one! If you missed the chance to give your ideas last week, feel free to comment a suggestion, maybe we will have a runof ...
Intellectual Property Rights Give Zuckerberg His Fake Size
February 21, 2017
And now he will determine fake news. ...
Pre-crime returns to America with new Airbnb law
October 24, 2016
This new law makes it illegal to ADVERTISE… which is basically pre-crime. ...
Anthony Wile: Colombia grants first cannabis processing license, country poised for greatness
June 28, 2016
In the long-running global war on drugs, arguably no country in the world has suffered more than Colombia, where I have been doing business and living part-time for over 15 years. Violence, poverty, fear, destruction of families and communities, political uphea ...
Brexit: I’ve seen more subtle propaganda coming out of North Korea
June 23, 2016
Western nations-- particularly the US and UK-- have been champions of ‘democracy’ around the world (though they typically mean ‘republic’). Now, today the voters of the United Kingdom go to the polls to decide whether or not their country will remain ...
Eyes Wide Open: An Adventure Capitalist’s Views on Colombia
May 28, 2016
We’re developing a new community in the mountains of Colombia where liberty-minded individuals can participate in a safe and engaging lifestyle with others of similar mind, integrated with the surrounding local community yet away from the difficulties of the ...
You Know It’s Time for Sound Money When “Helicopter Money” Is All They Have Left
May 17, 2016
Ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting … an old metaphor — helicopter money — is gaining new traction as world leaders try to improve global economic growth, which the IMF recently described as “fragile.” – CNNMoney ...
Anthony Wile Reflects on the Gifts of Tibor Machan
April 01, 2016
Once in a while in our lives we come across a book or an article, perhaps an interview, that causes us to pause and really consider our positions on a particular topic, to question our conclusions and perhaps even adjust our way of looking at and thinking about ...
This bizarre rule in the US is a huge risk to your investments
March 10, 2016
Human beings have come up with some crazy ideas for money and finance over the years. Conch shells. Beads. Animal skins. Salt. Rice. All of these were used as a form of money at one time or another. But the strangest by far has got to be the Rai Stones of Yap I ...
Anthony Wile: Why the World Needs White-Market Cannabis and How to Get There
February 20, 2016
In April, the leadership of all 193 UN member nations will gather in New York City for a UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, UNGASS 2016. This UN meeting can and probably will set a new policy direction for the global cannabis marketp ...
The ban on cash is coming. Soon.
February 18, 2016
This is becoming very concerning. The momentum to “ban cash”, and in particular high denomination notes like the 500 euro and $100 bills, is seriously picking up steam. On Monday the European Central Bank President emphatically disclosed that he is strongly ...
Bitcoin: The Other Crash?
January 16, 2016
People are grappling with market turmoil after Friday's equity slide, but there was a good deal of action in another financial instrument: Bitcoin. Bitcoin moved down some 10 percent on Friday after one of its significant developers, Mike Hearn, claimed in a st ...
There's Always a Bull Market Somewhere
January 09, 2016
Paul Craig Roberts has done us the service of analyzing the recent jobs report. It came in better than expected but didn't move the markets much on Friday. From an investment standpoint, this is a problem. When markets don't react to good news, they're probably ...
Three Trends for 2016
January 02, 2016
In this issue I wish to remind our readers of the "big three" trends that drove much of the news in 2015 and doubtless will be prime motivators in 2016. These include war, monetary debasement and media coverups. When historians – if they still exist – look ...
Colombia Crowns Herself
December 22, 2015
As many readers and observers around the world are aware, this week featured the highly embarrassing un-crowning of a Colombian beauty queen who was mistakenly announced as the winner of the Miss Universe competition by host Steve Harvey. And, yes, this was a v ...
In the Internet Era, It's Harder to Make Memes
December 19, 2015
International Business Times has posted an article entitled, "US did not trigger Arab Spring, Obama says." Obama's denial was made in an end-of-year news conference at the White House in Washington on December 18, 2015. President Obama commented on Syria, the A ...
Is Credible Media Both Anti-State and Anti-War?
December 12, 2015
The Hill, not necessarily known as a conservative-leaning publication, has published an article entitled, "The shrinking impact of mainstream media," by Patrick Maines. The article announces that the mainstream media is a "carrier" of left-leaning news and opin ...
Directed History? Hey, We Told You So
December 05, 2015
The news is catching up to us. The Daily Bell was founded on the idea that Western culture was invaded by elite memes that shaped public opinion. Today that doesn't seem so radical but even a decade ago when The Daily Bell's approach was being formulated, most ...
Watching the Anti-Freedom Actions of Francois Hollande
November 28, 2015
Francois Hollande has come into his own. After nearly bankrupting France and raising taxes so aggressively that he has driven many of France's best and brightest abroad, Hollande has found his voice as a wartime president. He is leading the charge against "terr ...
Is the Fed Due for Downsizing?
November 21, 2015
Politico tells us that the "Fed pushes back as Congress eyes its billions" and that "Congress is aiming to take billions out of the Fed's accounts to help pay for a new highway and transit bill." Beyond explaining the intentions of Congress in this regard, the ...
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