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Axiom 3: Back to the Articles of Confederation as America's Central Government
January 29, 2013
Americans demanding a return to limited government, a balanced budget and an end to spiraling sovereign debt have been voting for the GOP for decades and the result has been total failure on all counts. To accomplish these goals we really must turn the governme ...
Obama's Macabre Politics
January 28, 2013
Over the last few weeks, indeed since his victory at the polls, I have been listening to President Obama's speeches quite regularly. I wasn't surprised one bit at his ready exploitation of the Connecticut school shooting. As one of his hacks, Rahm Emanuel, said ...
Economics of Thuggery?
January 26, 2013
Bloomberg provides us with an article – "Contagion Thesis Once Derided Proven by Kristin Forbes" – profiling Ms. Forbes in a fulsome manner. She is obviously the mainstream's latest economic celebrity. This is an interesting phenomenon, in fact, where econo ...
Virtue's Reflection
January 25, 2013
The reflection that you provide for others has a greater impact than you might know. When a person looks inward, exploring his or her thoughts, feelings, motivations, or values, we call it self-reflection. What we compare our actions to when we self-reflect are ...
The Statists' Continued Folly!
January 24, 2013
Paul Krugman has a regular column in The Times and can discuss what he chooses to discuss so why is he fussing, as he did in a December column, that others have other topics they wish to discuss not the ones he likes? Must we all take the lead of Krugman? What ...
Ambrose Evans–Pritchard Beats About the Bush
January 23, 2013
To argue with Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is risky. He is well-informed, he has travelled much, writes well and has a sharp intellect. Yet I must affirm that he is mistaken in some of the opinions expressed in his recent article at The Telegraph, "A new Gold Standa ...
German Gold Claw Back Causes Concern
January 23, 2013
Last week the Bundesbank (the German central bank) surprised markets around the world by announcing that it will repatriate a sizable portion of its gold bullion reserves held in France and the United States. To many, the news from the world's second largest ho ...
The Coming Debt Limit Drama: Government Wins, We Lose
January 22, 2013
Last week President Obama bluntly warned Congress that he will not negotiate when it comes to raising the statutory debt limit. If Republicans attempt to use a debt ceiling vote to win concessions on spending from the White House, Mr. Obama threatens simply to ...
The Nature of American Politics
January 21, 2013
So few grasp this that it's embarrassing. The political purpose of America, as made pretty clear by the Founders and the Declaration of Independence, was to secure for the people a country in which they can be free as they could be in the state of nature only a ...
France and the UK Could Be the Lynchpins of Europe
January 19, 2013
Over the past two months, Europe's problems seem to have disappeared from the headlines. However, the new French Socialist government is pushing ahead with policies that favor significantly higher government spending, greater regulation of business and commerce ...
The Pitfalls of Public Spheres
January 17, 2013
"Each fancies that no harm will come to his neglect..." – Thucydides Everyone has an incentive to use resources freely available to all... but none has a corresponding incentive to conserve or replenish the resources. Parcels privately held are better cared f ...
The Trillion Dollar Trick
January 16, 2013
The birth, and the apparent death, of the trillion dollar platinum coin idea may one day be recalled as a mere footnote in the current debt crisis drama. The ultimate rejection of the idea (which was to use a loophole in commemorative coinage law to mint a plat ...
Attack On Sovereignty
January 16, 2013
Those concerned about "The New World Order" speak as if the United States is coming under the control of an outside conspiratorial force. In fact, it is the US that is the New World Order. That is what the American unipolar world, about which China, Russia and ...
On Obama's New National Security Team, Keep Your Eye on the Policy
January 15, 2013
President Obama announced his choices for key national security posts this past week, and there has been both celebration and gnashing of teeth in Washington and around the country. There is widespread belief that either or both of these nominees will have an i ...
Axiom 2: Promote Human Action and Free-Market Thinking
January 15, 2013
How To Restore the West: Axiom 2 "Human action is purposeful behavior." – Ludwig von Mises. Contrary to politically correct elite propaganda and indoctrination, only a small percentage of the population has the capability and desire to initiate purposeful in ...
My Recent Kafkaesque Experience
January 14, 2013
It may not be the kind of experience many others have had other than at the Department of Motor Vehicles but I recently went through one that brought to mind Franz Kafka. I have been trying to refinance my house for months but my bank, Wells Fargo, refused to e ...
The Trillion Dollar Coin Is a Great Idea!
January 12, 2013
SF Gate explained in a recent editorial that the "'trillion dollar coin' idea is worthless." But, of course, it's not. It's a great idea! I'll tell you why in a minute. The SF Gate editorial gives us the background. "The idea of a 'trillion-dollar coin' came fr ...
Coming Clean Beyond the Fiscal Cliff
January 12, 2013
"Information is the hardest currency." ~ Andrew Vachss Washington's negotiations to address the fiscal cliff of automatic tax increases and spending cuts legislatively triggered at the close of 2012 are the latest in an ongoing effort to address increasing U.S. ...
Phony vs. Earned Self-Esteem
January 11, 2013
A study by Jean Twenge of San Diego State University, published in the current issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science, is getting a lot of news this week. Twenge found that college kids today are more likely to call themselves gifted and driven t ...
Why Honor Politicians?
January 10, 2013
Once, when my son was in elementary school, they had some kind of special event celebrating the achievements of various students – I can't recall just what the festivities were all about. What I do recall vividly is that the principal had invited a local poli ...
Inflation Propaganda Exposed
January 10, 2013
Economists who hold the popular view that expanding the money supply will provide the best medicine for our ailing economy dismiss the inflationary concerns of monetary hawks, like me, by pointing to the supposedly low inflation that has occurred during the cur ...
Zombie Nation
January 08, 2013
Creating and sustaining a nation of zombies is expensive. Large sections of the US population have been turned into zombies. Retirees. Medicare dependents. Food stamp recipients. Disabled people. They are not necessarily bad people. They are not necessarily dis ...
Washington's Hegemonic Ambitions Are Not in Sync With Its Faltering Economy
January 08, 2013
In November the largest chunk of new jobs came from retail and wholesale trade. Businesses gearing up for Christmas sales added 65,700 jobs or 45% of November's 146,000 jobs gain. With December sales a disappointment, these jobs are likely to reverse when the J ...
Taxes versus Revenues: Leslie Stahl's Malpractice
January 07, 2013
As I reach old age I shield myself from unpleasant television as much as I can. Of course, in order to stay apprised of events I cannot afford to skip all of what is irritating but given all the repetition, I have managed to reduce exposure to much that's bad f ...
Axiom 1: Advance Individual and Regional Sovereignty Over Elite and Global Governance Control
January 07, 2013
Advance Individual and Regional Sovereignty Over Elite and Global Governance Control - Fascism is the system of government that cartelizes the private sector, centrally plans the economy to subsidize producers, exalts the police State as the source of order, ...
Are Multinationals Good Citizens?
January 05, 2013
Business Insider has published an interesting article, "Why The World's Most Sustainable Company Publishes CO2 Emissions Next To Its Earnings." It's part of a sponsored "Future of Business" series, which examines how "cutting-edge technologies are rapidly resha ...
Culture, Integrity and Questioning Authority
January 04, 2013
If you want to have your strongest and most positive impact on your culture, the way to do it is to live with integrity – meaning that you know your principles and you live by them and speak from them. There are solitary creatures like pandas and bumblebees a ...
A Note on Socialism as Elitism
January 03, 2013
Since ancient times some people have considered the market place an unruly forum in which to determine whose work and what commodities are worth how much. With Marxism this view acquired a pseudo-scientific status. The complaint that when free individuals and g ...
Rothbard and Money
January 03, 2013
The scholarly contributions of Murray N. Rothbard span numerous disciplines, and may be found in dozens of books and thousands of articles. But even if we confine ourselves to the topic of money, the subject of this volume, we still find his contributions copio ...
What We Can Expect: Ten Top Elite Memes for 2013
January 01, 2013
What a year it's been, marked mainly by increasing worldwide chaos, senseless wars and economic upheaval, all leading inevitably to increased "chaos" out of which shiny, new global government can be born – along with new, more global currencies. The top elite ...
How To Restore the West
December 31, 2012
By any political, cultural or economic measure the nations of the West are in total decline. The historic virtues of hard work, free-market thinking and a common cultural integrity as well as religious and historical principles are gone. They have been subverte ...
Obama and Ayn Rand
December 31, 2012
In a November 8, 2012 interview in Rolling Stone magazine President Obama was asked about what he thinks of Republican VP Candidate Paul Ryan's (admittedly limited) respect for Russian-American novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand. (It is limited because when Mr. Ryan ...
New Year's Resolutions for Congress
December 31, 2012
As I prepare to retire from Congress, I'd like to suggest a few New Year's resolutions for my colleagues to consider. For the sake of liberty, peace and prosperity I certainly hope more members of Congress consider the strict libertarian constitutional approach ...
The Invisible Hand Strikes Back
December 29, 2012
Bloomberg has posted an article entitled "Americans Miss $200 Billion [by] Abandoning Stocks" that is presumably supposed to illustrate the folly of avoiding equities but in my view merely illustrates the difficulty of sustaining this meme. And make no mistake, ...
The Erosion of Our Freedom
December 27, 2012
Often when I argue that governments must not violate our rights – they are supposed to be unalienable, after all – statists have a ready retort: Government is already violating them, good and hard, all over the place. Recently I pointed out that imposing fi ...
Republican Sellout Invites Stagflation
December 26, 2012
While it may not be a surprise that the Republicans are preparing to yield on their vow to oppose tax hikes, it should raise investor concerns the world over that an upcoming budget agreement will likely involve a Congressional surrender of its authority to set ...
Government Security is Just Another Kind of Violence
December 24, 2012
The senseless and horrific killings last week in Newtown, Connecticut reminded us that a determined individual or group of individuals can cause great harm no matter what laws are in place. Connecticut already has restrictive gun laws relative to other states, ...
Gun Control Obscenities
December 24, 2012
When the massacre occurred in Connecticut, there was no call for commentary, certainly not from me who lives thousands of miles from where it occurred and knew none of the victims, the culprit or their families. Silence was probably the right reaction, and some ...
Now Paul Craig Roberts Wonders About RT
December 22, 2012
We carry columns by Paul Craig Roberts – former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury – and one published this past week entitled "Agenda Driven News" dealt with a topic we'd just discussed here at The Daily Bell. I'd written that the big Russian news chan ...
The Astonishing Ron Paul
December 21, 2012
As 2012 draws to a close, it's hard not to be reminded that 2013 will begin with Ron Paul retired from Congress. For all those years he was a fearless truth-teller, who exposed and denounced the horrors, domestic or foreign, of the regime. His farewell address ...
Outlook for 2013: More 'Easy Money'
December 20, 2012
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville We are quickly approaching the end of the year and a time during which, in the world of investing, a frenzy of for ...
Internalized Oppression
December 19, 2012
Over the summer, my family and I went for a walk in the nearby woods. There is a shallow creek winding its way through a beautiful redwood forest and we thought it would be fun to take our Malamute puppy, who loves the water, for a slosh up the creek. There we ...
Promises Will Be Broken
December 19, 2012
When wealth was easy to identify and easy to control - that is, when it was mostly land - a few insiders could do a fairly good job of keeping it for themselves. The feudal hierarchy gave everybody a place in the system, with the insiders at the top of the heap ...
Right to Work is Part of Economic Liberty
December 18, 2012
Many observers were surprised when Michigan, historically a stronghold of union power, became the nation's 24th "Right to Work" state. The backlash from November's unsuccessful attempt to pass a referendum forbidding the state from adopting a right to work law ...
The Fiscal Cliff Is A Diversion: The Derivatives Tsunami and the Dollar Bubble
December 18, 2012
The "fiscal cliff" is another hoax designed to shift the attention of policymakers, the media, and the attentive public, if any, from huge problems to small ones. The fiscal cliff is automatic spending cuts and tax increases in order to reduce the deficit by an ...
Doubting One's Mind
December 17, 2012
A central topic of philosophy throughout the ages has been whether human beings can trust their minds, including their sensory awareness and thinking. Skepticism about this has been a major challenge and many from Socrates to such recent and current thinkers as ...
'World War Z' Seems to Be a Good Example of Elite Dominant Social Themes
December 15, 2012
Recently, I wrote about elite dominant social themes and economics but for a change of pace we'll take a look at a blockbuster movie set for release next summer ... "World War Z," starring the major movie star, Brad Pitt. Over at Infowars, Alex Jones has recent ...
On The Controlled Media Matrix and Collateral Damage
December 14, 2012
Although George Carlin's often-crude language can upset some, given his understanding of the world we live in, the "shock" value is necessary to get his point across, that a tiny elite intends to control and manage the world like a global plantation and we are ...
Ethics and Gouging
December 13, 2012
During most emergencies there are those who could certainly use quite a bit of help and it is on such occasions that complaints about gouging surface most vociferously. The recent storms and hurricanes in the Northeast and elsewhere saw many people having to bo ...
Emerging Market Economies – A Structural Reduction of Portfolio Risk
December 13, 2012
Emerging market economies appear increasingly sound. This improvement, in part, can be attributed to commodity exports and wage advantages, which, in combination, have led to increased foreign currency reserves. Contrary to many of the 'developed economies,' em ...
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