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Politicians' Criminal Minds
December 11, 2013
It may have been either Will Rogers or Mark Twain, I cannot now recall which of the two great American humorists it was, who said all politicians are criminals. But it makes no difference because when something is true, its source is not the main issue. Fact is ...
Time to End America's Century of Central Bank Mismanagement
December 10, 2013
One hundred years ago this month, on December 23, 1913, the Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act, establishing a national central-banking system in the United States. The governing board of the Federal Reserve was organized on August 12, 1914, and the Federa ...
Hobby Lobby Case is About Rights, Not Contraceptives
December 09, 2013
One of the most important cases the US Supreme Court will consider this term is Hobby Lobby's lawsuit challenging the Obamacare mandate that employer-provided health care plans must cover abortion and contraceptives. Hobby Lobby, a corporation owned and managed ...
Authentic Eccentric Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: Just Stuff Him Full of Crack Cocaine …
December 07, 2013
This fat so-and-so is shooting off his mouth again. Just stuff him full of crack cocaine and shut him up. After reading a recent Hill article about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's comments blasting Obamacare's unaffordability, I looked for a little bit more informatio ...
Defeated By The Taliban, Washington Decides To Take On Russia And China
December 06, 2013
The several days of organized protests in Ukraine are notable for the relative lack of police violence. Unlike in the US, Canada, Thailand, Greece and Spain, peaceful protesters have not been beaten, tear-gassed, water cannoned and tasered by Ukrainian police. ...
Death by Methodological Individualism
December 05, 2013
The great political lie is that individuals need the state. It is a lie on at least two levels. The first layer of the great lie: It states the opposite of what is true; the state needs individuals. And the state is desperate for you to believe it is indispensa ...
Real Economic History
December 04, 2013
Although I am no professional historian, I do have an interest in what happened and why, especially involving big economic events of the past. One such event is the Great Depression. I attended a superb week long conference a while back (Cato Institute's Summer ...
Why I Am an Anarcho-Capitalist
December 03, 2013
A great many people – more than ever, probably – describe themselves as supporters of the free market today, in spite of the unrelenting propaganda against it. And that's great. Those statements of support, however, are followed by the inevitable but: but w ...
The Menace and Immorality of the Welfare State
December 03, 2013
In the United States policies are being promulgated by those with political power in Washington, D. C. that involve a massive and dangerous growth in the size and scope of government. At the core of the Obama administration's push for implementing a comprehensi ...
You Cannot Negotiate With Iran?
December 02, 2013
You cannot negotiate with Iran. That is what they told us for years. The Iranian leadership is too fanatical, they are not rational actors, they are "not like us." One US official even recently said that deception is part of the Iranian DNA. But just over a wee ...
The Careful Calibration of Mr. Huszar's Limited Hangout
November 30, 2013
Andrew Huszar has been making the rounds apologizing for Federal Reserve strategies, and he recently gave an interview to RT that was posted as " 'Easy money' a relief for financiers, burden for most Americans – former Fed trader … " Huszar's comments are c ...
What Percentage of My Assets Should I Hold in Precious Metals?
November 29, 2013
I am often asked what percentage of their total assets or liquid portfolio a person or family should hold in precious metals. I find it impossible to answer this question generically. What I can do is describe the process I use to help determine the ideal amoun ...
The Reason Police Brutality Is Rising
November 28, 2013
A headline in Mint Press News (Nov. 6) declared, "U.S. Police Have Killed Over 5,000 Civilians Since 9/11." An earlier Mint article (Aug. 19) reported, "Claims of Minneapolis Police Misconduct: 439; Officers Disciplined: 0." It is almost cliché to talk about a ...
Health Fascism On Its Way
November 27, 2013
Paul Krugman, Princeton economist and columnist for The New York Times, has never had a problem with coercing people to do what they'd rather not do. So it's no surprise that he favors the universal health care system advocated by numerous politicians in our ti ...
Thanksgiving Marks the Birth of American Free Enterprise
November 26, 2013
This time of the year, whether in good economic times or bad, is when many Americans gather with their families and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. It marks a remembrance of those early Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the uncharted ocean from Europe ...
Can Karzai Save Us?
November 25, 2013
After a year of talks over the post-2014 US military presence in Afghanistan, the US administration announced last week that a new agreement had finally been reached. Under the deal worked out with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the US would keep thousands of t ...
Most Bizarre Hedging Statement Ever?
November 23, 2013
Just look at this. Here it is in all its glory, from a recent Bloomberg article entitled "Gold Analysts Most Bearish Since June on Fed Taper: Commodities": "For safe-haven assets, there's no point because the economy is recovering," said Andrey Kryuchenkov, a c ...
The Kennedy Assassination (November 22, 1963) 50 Years Later
November 22, 2013
November 22, 2013, is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The true story of JFK's murder has never been officially admitted, although the conclusion that JFK was murdered by a plot involving the Secret Service, the CIA and th ...
Measuring the Extent of a Police State
November 21, 2013
I believe America's political institutions are beyond redemption. The hope for America lies with individuals who live freedom rather than talk about it or pursue it through authorized means. Freedom now rests with individuals who say "no," in combination or alo ...
Obama's Utilitarian Foibles
November 20, 2013
The utilitarian insists that the morally right way to act is to promote the greatest good for the greatest number (of people but perhaps of all sentient beings). This goes for public policy as well! The goal overrides any individual rights, so if to secure it s ...
Opposing Bad Laws Like ObamaCare is not Un-American
November 19, 2013
Should bad legislation be supported simply because it is the "law of the land"? Larry Summers, Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton and former economic advisor to Barack Obama, thinks so. In a recent editorial Summers argues that in spite of the false start an ...
Federal Reserve Steals From the Poor and Gives to the Rich
November 18, 2013
Last Thursday the Senate Banking Committee held hearings on Janet Yellen's nomination as Federal Reserve Board Chairman. As expected, Ms. Yellen indicated that she would continue the Fed's "quantitative easing" (QE) policies, despite QE's failure to improve the ...
Bloomberg: So Many Memes, So Little Time
November 16, 2013
Republicans are beginning to mention a gold link for the US dollar once more. This information is presented to us in a recent Bloomberg article entitled, "Republicans Asserting Reliance on Gold as World Loses Faith." This is more of a dominant social theme than ...
What Is The Real Agenda Of The American Police State?
November 15, 2013
In my last column I emphasized that it was important for American citizens to demand to know what the real agendas are behind the wars of choice by the Bush and Obama regimes. These are major, long-term wars each lasting two to three times as long as World War ...
Obamacare and the New Soviet Man
November 14, 2013
Obamacare's failure to enlist young people into its ranks may well result in an American version of the New Soviet Man. That man was the communist ideal of a person who served the state and its leader with selfless devotion. White House advisor Dr. Ezekiel Eman ...
Breaking Through the Cloud Cover
November 14, 2013
I was reading a commentary this morning by a Swiss money manager whose opinion I respect. He commented that there was a widespread perception that something is very wrong, though people can't quite put their finger on what that is. He argues that the problem is ...
New Lenses
November 13, 2013
What's happening with the economy and why? Is there no end to this? What can I do to protect my family and myself, to plan better for the future? Many of us have asked questions to this effect at one point. Running away from the madness of it all is impossible. ...
Liberty and Productivity
November 13, 2013
Statists routinely suggest their distrust of human initiative. This is why they keep advocating government stimuli instead of free markets. In a free market, one which prohibits government intrusions, regulations and regimentation, it is understood that when me ...
Restoring the Ideal of Liberty in America
November 12, 2013
The controversy and scandal over Obamacare in America today is not simply about a website that does not work, or existing private health care insurance policies that are being dropped, or government-approved health insurance policies that cost a lot more becaus ...
Chained CPI Chains Taxpayers
November 11, 2013
One of the least discussed, but potentially most significant, provisions in President Obama's budget is the use of the "chained consumer price index" (chained CPI), to measure the effect of inflation on people's standard of living. Chained CPI is an effort to a ...
Money and Power vs. 'Money Power'
November 09, 2013
Forbes has posted an article, "New York Is The New Power For Silicon Valley Tech IPOs," explaining the Valley is now subservient to New York. But was Silicon Valley ever really in charge? This article will make the point that the balance of power never really s ...
How America Was Lost
November 08, 2013
"No legal issue arises when the United States responds to a challenge to its power, position, and prestige." Dean Acheson, 1962, speaking to the American Society of International Law. Dean Acheson declared 51 years ago that power, position and prestige are the ...
The Industrial Revolution You Haven't Met
November 07, 2013
In textile factories, they were called "scavengers." The typical scavenger was about six years old, and the child's job was to reclaim loose cotton that fell under the machinery. Because the machines kept operating, terrible injuries were commonplace. History p ...
Obama versus Hayek
November 06, 2013
The most prominent of Austrian economists was the late F.A. Hayek. He won the Nobel Prize in economic science – shared it with Gunnar Myrdal whose ideas in the discipline of political economy were nearly the opposite of Hayek's – in 1974. His last book, The ...
Beware the Panhandlers of a New Inflationary Panacea
November 05, 2013
For centuries inflation has been considered a quick fix for economic problems. Create a lot of money, raise prices, and prosperity for all shall be assured in a short amount of time. With the US economy stuck in slow growth and a relatively high rate of unemplo ...
What Was Not Said About Iraq
November 04, 2013
October was Iraq's deadliest month since April, 2008. In those five and a half years, not only has there been no improvement in Iraq's security situation, but things have gotten much worse. More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq last month, the vast majorit ...
Global Warming: The Wall Street Party Has Begun
November 02, 2013
The party is on. And you read it here first. As we observe this phenomenon, we realize that global warming is going to play a big role in Wall Street's upcoming and ongoing promotion. But let's take it from the top. Several things just happened that confirm a f ...
Is Paul Krugman a Voodoo Economist?
November 01, 2013
Readers ask me if Paul Krugman could be correct that deficits don't matter and that neither does printing endless reams of money with which to purchase the Treasury's debt instruments that finance the deficits. If people at home and abroad who hold dollars and ...
The Great Lie of Modern Unions
October 31, 2013
Few aspects of America's past are as thoroughly misunderstood as the history of the labor movements that thrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The modern union that arose and usurped their place was the antithesis of what it claimed to be. It did n ...
Investment and Prudence
October 30, 2013
To be prudent amounts to making sure that one takes good care of oneself in all important areas of one's life. Health, wealth, family, friendship, understanding, etc. are all in need of good care so that one will achieve and sustain one's development as a human ...
Keynesian Economist Who Wanted to Sidestep the Constitution
October 29, 2013
Nobel prize-winning Keynesian economist Lawrence Klein died on October 20, 2013, at the age of 93. A long-time professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1980 for his development of econometric (or statistical) m ...
A Welcome US/Saudi 'Reset'
October 28, 2013
Last week it was reported that Saudi Arabia decided to make a "major shift" away from its 80 years of close cooperation with the United States. The Saudi leadership is angry that the Obama administration did not attack Syria last month, and that it has not deli ...
Salon: One World After All
October 26, 2013
An article in Salon was recently brought to our attention by Hugo, a feedbacker. It is entitled "Elites' strange plot to take over the world." Thanks, Hugo. Appearing about a month ago, it is basically an admission of the entire globalist enterprise over the pa ...
As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap
October 25, 2013
The year 2014 could be shaping up as the year that the chickens come home to roost. Americans, even well-informed ones, don't know all of the mistakes made by neoconized and corrupted Washington in the past two decades. However, enough is known to see that the ...
Know Your Class Enemy, Know Your Class Ally
October 24, 2013
The much vaunted class conflict between rich and poor is political fraud on stilts. It comes from a bastardization of class analysis that is used to divide people who might otherwise unite and turn against the true threat: the state. In reality, entrepreneurs a ...
Communitarianism and Reproductive Rights
October 23, 2013
One of the major differences between individualists and communitarians is that the latter believe the individual human being belongs to his or her community. Whatever decisions men and women make, it must square with what is best for the community, for the trib ...
Restoring a Spirit of Liberty Will Solve America's Political Problems
October 22, 2013
The news shows and the editorial pages of America's mainstream media have all focused on the claimed extremism of the Tea Party conservatives in bringing about an apparent partial government shutdown and trying to prevent an increase in the national debt limit. ...
Debt Ceiling Deal: DC Wins, Americans Lose
October 21, 2013
Washington, DC, Wall Street and central bankers around the world rejoiced this week as Congress came to an agreement to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. The latest spending-and-debt deal was negotiated by congressional leaders behind close ...
Restoring Our American Legacy
October 21, 2013
This is the text of Ron Holland's speech about his new book, Restoring Our American Legacy, presented at the first annual High Alert Investment Conference in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on October 18, 2013. Later in the article we will tell you how to receive a fr ...
The Tea Party's Unspoken Political, Economic and Financial Ramifications
October 19, 2013
Reuters is carrying an editorial today on how the DC "government has failed us – again." Knowing Reuters's record on articles like this, you might wonder why I stopped to read it. It was the title of the article, "The Sanity Caucus," that caught my eye. Surpr ...
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