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Interest Rates Are Prices
September 25, 2012
One of the most enduring myths in the United States is that this country has a free market, when in reality, the market is merely the structural shell of formerly free institutions. Government pulls the strings behind the scenes. No better illustration of this ...
Dworkin's Plain Statism
September 24, 2012
As is usually the case, The New York Review of Books gives ample room to some leftist jurists, like Professors David Cole or Ronald Dworkin, to provide the politically correct commentary on a major ruling by the US Supreme Court. And so unsurprisingly, Professo ...
As Predicted, Third Way Surges to Fore in Middle East
September 22, 2012
Just yesterday, a staff report entitled, "Islam Yearns for a Third Way, US Intel Will Provide," predicted "a third way for Islam that will allow Western-style central banking and finance." Right on schedule, just as if scripted, Libya has erupted once again as ...
Mormons, Romney and the White Horse Prophecy
September 22, 2012
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney could become the first Mormon president of the United States. Questions about how a candidate's religious faith may impact his presidency are always a t ...
What Should Freedom Lovers Do?
September 21, 2012
How can one combine professional life with the advancement of liberty? Of course it is presumptuous to offer a definitive answer since all jobs and careers in the market economy are subject to the forces of the division of labor. Because a person focuses on one ...
QE3 – Pay Attention If You Are in the Real Estate Market
September 20, 2012
I used to have a deputy who said that the FHA mortgage insurance funds were where mortgages went to die. That was, however, before the creation of MERS, derivatives and the explosion of mortgage fraud during the 1990's which in combination with the "strong doll ...
Is Utilitarianism a Sound Ethics?
September 20, 2012
In the recent past, some who failed to disclose that Penn State University's assistant football coach molested several youngsters tried to excuse themselves, saying they remained silent in the hope of preserving the university's good name. In effect they argued ...
The Revolution From Above
September 19, 2012
Today the Western peoples are experiencing the destruction of their well being that is comparable to what the one percent in Rome imposed on Roman citizens and conquered peoples. Here is how John Williams (shadowstats.com, 9-12-12) phrases the wipeout of Americ ...
Looming War in East Asia: Historical Inevitability?
September 18, 2012
On September 11th, 2012, the Japanese government under Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda declared nationalization of the Diaoyu Islands, a traditional Chinese territory under Japanese control. This move caused great fury in China. In protest of Japan's illegal occu ...
Consequences of an Interventionist Foreign Policy
September 18, 2012
The attack on the US consulate in Libya and the killing of the US Ambassador and several aides is another tragic example of how our interventionist foreign policy undermines our national security. The more the US tries to control the rest of the world, either b ...
A Simple Piece of Advice
September 18, 2012
Blow up your TV, throw away your paper, Go to the country, build you a home, Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches, Try and find Jesus on your own. – John Prine Sometimes what's most important for your sense of happiness and wellbeing in life is what yo ...
The Seeds of Conflict: Anglo-American and Chinese History
September 17, 2012
"It is this Anglo-American axis (a 'special relationship') that has dominated the Western world for the past 150 years. It is a secretive and closely guarded group of families and individuals with enormous wealth derived from the implementation of mercantilist ...
The Era of Procrustes
September 17, 2012
It used to be considered an ugly trait to be envious. Envy is when one holds that it would be best if everyone were equally badly off. If you are better off than I am, envy will incline me to want you to give up whatever it is that is advantageous and accept bu ...
Rising Middle East Violence a Precursor for US-Based Internal Combustion
September 15, 2012
Recent violence, or blowback if you will, throughout the Middle East is not surprising. Many in the mainstream media are attempting to portray the violent attacks, in particular the one against the US embassy in Benghazi, as the fallout from a recent film title ...
The Open Secret to Affordability
September 13, 2012
For a little while I was mystified about what would make the health insurance scheme that's at the heart of Obamacare affordable. I was reading about the measure all around the Web and couldn't find much information about this. Why would this be affordable, com ...
A Republic, Not a Democracy
September 11, 2012
Last week marked the conclusion of the grand taxpayer funded spectacles known as the national party conventions. It is perhaps very telling that while $18 million in tax dollars was granted to each party for these lavish ordeals, an additional $50 million each ...
Repeal The Monroe Doctrine
September 11, 2012
John Quincy Adams introduced the Monroe Doctrine on December 2, 1823, when he served as Secretary of State under President Monroe. Basically, it warned European nations not to interfere with or attempt to colonize territories in North and South America or else ...
Jobs in a Free Country
September 10, 2012
The Myth of Job Security From naïve cinematic sentiment to official public ideology is unfortunately not that big a leap. Once during the New Hampshire primaries, former President Bill Clinton was stumping with a speech part of which was aired on National Publ ...
Spinning Bad Financial News Into Good
September 10, 2012
Friday's payroll jobs report says that 96,000 new jobs were created in August and that the unemployment rate (U.3) fell from 8.3% to 8.1%. As 96,000 new jobs are not enough to keep up with population growth, the decline in the U.3 unemployment rate was caused b ...
Riding the Tides and Suggesting Solutions Here at The Daily Bell
September 08, 2012
Like most people, I have lived my life swimming through tides of confusion, tides often created by others who desire to control us for their own desired purposes. I have, for whatever reason, a burning desire to "know" the world around me. It has led me to visi ...
Phony Intimacy
September 06, 2012
Mrs. Obama was praised for reporting in her speech at the Democratic National Convention that President Obama takes his mission to be a personal one, that he treats the citizenry intimately, attending to the private problems of citizens. Actually, it is a very ...
The Republicans Cross the Rubicon
September 05, 2012
Does anyone remember when National Public Radio was an independent voice? During the 1980s NPR was continually on the case of the Reagan administration. NPR certainly had a Democratic slant, and a lot of its reporting about the Reagan administration was one-sid ...
Your Brain Needs Your Heart Needs Your Mind
September 05, 2012
There has been a lot of research that connects the healthy function of your heart with the healthy functioning of your brain. Today I want to talk about how you can use that knowledge to improve the health of your heart and your brain. In Pulmonary Function as ...
How Long Will the Dollar Remain the World's Reserve Currency?
September 04, 2012
We frequently hear the financial press refer to the US dollar as the "world's reserve currency," implying that our dollar will always retain its value in an ever shifting world economy. But this is a dangerous and mistaken assumption. Since August 15, 1971, whe ...
Clint Eastwood and Disrespect
September 03, 2012
The political left in America is outraged at Clint Eastwood's recent presentation at the GOP convention. The shock and disbelief of Rachel Maddow at MSNBC and the Blitzer gang at CNN is heavy with condemnation of this inimitable American icon. The establishment ...
The New York Times Meets Property Rights
September 03, 2012
Over the last several years I have subscribed to The Sunday New York Times, mainly because it came with accessibility to its daily online editions. I like to read the Op Ed pieces and editorials and chime in here and there with some sanity where the paper lays ...
Ben Bernanke Plots More Mayhem?
September 01, 2012
Hasn't he done enough? Apparently not. Meeting at an annual Jackson Hole central banking get-together, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke apparently announced his determination to continue to print money, thus further debasing the value of the dollar in his ...
Pragmatism's Problems
August 30, 2012
It has now become something of a badge of honor to be a pragmatist, especially in public policy matters. Being pragmatic means promoting policies that work, being practical or even expedient. President Obama has often made mention of his own pragmatism. So have ...
The American Onslaught Against International Law
August 29, 2012
A new film, "Compliance," examines "the human desire to follow and obey authority." Liberal institutions, such as the media, universities, federal courts, and human rights organizations, which have traditionally functioned as checks on the blind obedience to au ...
Ron Paul and the Future
August 28, 2012
One of the most thrilling memories of the 2012 campaign was the sight of those huge crowds who came out to see Ron. His competitors, meanwhile, couldn't fill half a Starbucks. When I worked as Ron's chief of staff in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I could only ...
Meaningless Words in Politics
August 28, 2012
As we enter the fall political season, we will hear a great deal of rhetoric from both major political parties and their many candidates for office. It's important for us to remember, however, that words can be made meaningless by misuse or overuse. And when we ...
Why Everybody's Going To War in the Middle East
August 27, 2012
"Everybody's going to war but we don't know what we are fighting for." – Nerina Pallot, from "Everybody's Gone to War" Iran Wants War Although a peaceful nation for hundreds of years, Iran was invaded and occupied by the Allies in both World War One and Two. ...
Socialism American Style
August 27, 2012
Mr. Milos Foreman is a renowned film director but not a good political economist. This is evident in his New York Times op-ed defense of Barack Obama from those who charge the president with being a socialist. (See his essay, "Obama the Socialist? Not Even Clos ...
Lance Armstrong and Kim Dotcom … Guilty Until Proven Innocent?
August 25, 2012
Here at the Daily Bell we've always maintained that the dominant social theme of Western "justice" would be the last to tumble because it is bound to be ferociously defended. But just as many others memes have been debunked with startling speed over the past de ...
America's Descent into Poverty
August 24, 2012
The United States has collapsed economically, socially, politically, legally, constitutionally, and environmentally. The country that exists today is not even a shell of the country into which I was born. In this article I will deal with America's economic coll ...
Another Attempt to Bluff Us All
August 23, 2012
Those aspiring to manage our lives, to take it over and run it according to their vision, never tire of trying to bluff us into letting down our guards. Now come Robert and Edward Skidelsky, in a book titled How Much is Enough? (Allen Lane, 2012), claiming that ...
Military Cuts: Don't Believe the Hype
August 21, 2012
Grover Norquist, the influential conservative activist, recently made some very frank and sobering remarks about the US military budget. Unlike many conservatives, Mr. Norquist understands that American national security interests are not served by the interven ...
Amerika's Future is Death
August 21, 2012
The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die. - Martin Luther King Conspiracy theories have now blossomed into what the smug presstitute media calls a "conspiracy culture." According to the presstitutes, Americans have to find some explanati ...
The Allure of Mandates
August 20, 2012
Peter Coy of Bloomberg/Businessweek is an avid fan of mandates (see his "The Case for Way More Mandates" 7/9-7/15, 2012, p. 24). That is to say he prefers forcing people to do what he thinks they should do rather than persuading them, kind of like what the USSR ...
Nancy Grace Points the Way to Gold Confiscation?
August 18, 2012
We received a YouTube video address from a friend of the Daily Bell, and the power elite meme popped right out. At the end of this article, I'll provide a video address, so you can see for yourself how Nancy Grace positions this particular analysis of "justice. ...
Ecuador President Rafael We Are Not A Colony Correa Stands Up To The Jackbooted British Gestapo
August 17, 2012
A coward dies many deaths; a brave man dies but once. The once proud British government, now reduced to Washington's servile whore, put on its Gestapo Jackboots and declared that if the Ecuadorean Embassy in London did not hand over WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, B ...
Better Relationships, Better Health and Real Honesty
August 17, 2012
Americans lie an average of 11 times per week. This can take a toll on one's relationships, physical health and mental health. A study by Anita Kelly and Lijuan Wang of the University of Notre Dame looked at lying and quality of life. Over a ten-week period of ...
The Left and Women's Reproductive Rights
August 16, 2012
At the outset I will declare my commitment to the right of women to terminate pregnancies prior to the time a human being has developed in their bodies (roughly the 25th week*). But then I am also someone who holds that every adult individual has a full, unalie ...
Is Washington Deaf As Well as Criminal?
August 16, 2012
The morons who rule the american sheeple are not only dumb and blind, they are deaf as well. The ears of the american "superpower" only work when the Israeli prime minister, the crazed Netanyahu, speaks. Then Washington hears everything and rushes to comply. Is ...
Psychology and Fascism
August 15, 2012
"[Fascism] takes responsibility for all aspects of life, including our health and well being, and seeks to impose uniformity of thought and action, whether by force or through regulation and social pressure.... Any rival identity is part of the 'problem' and th ...
What Did Rand Paul Gain?
August 14, 2012
Mitt Romney has picked the youthful warmonger Paul Ryan to be his running mate. From my point of view, this leaves the junior senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul, standing near the altar like a jilted bridesmaid. Not a very pretty picture. And now what has Rand Pa ...
Legalize Competing Currencies
August 14, 2012
I recently held a hearing in my congressional subcommittee on the subject of competing currencies. This is an issue of enormous importance but unfortunately few Americans understand how the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department impose a strict monopoly on mon ...
The Olympics and Politics
August 13, 2012
Strictly speaking, sports and politics should be separate, just as should be religion and politics. Of course, folks with strong religious convictions will often be guided by these convictions as they make political choices. So people who hold to the pro-life o ...
Parting Company With Nigel Farage and Suggesting a New Role
August 11, 2012
"Only the living can kill the dead." – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Nigel Farage has provided us with an eye-opening interview over at Eric King's "King News." He makes some blunt statements, even for him. In this article, I'll take the opportunity first t ...
The Dispossessed Majority
August 10, 2012
The bumper sticker on the beat-up pickup truck read: "Friends don't let friends vote Democrat." The driver was obviously not affluent. Yet, despite all the news about mega-trillion dollar bankster bailouts, mega-million dollar bonuses for financial crooks, and ...
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