theorganicprepper.ca / Daisy Luther / December 21, 2014
Every year around this time, it just isn’t the holiday season if you don’t end up stuck in a long line of traffic going through a mandatory DUI checkpoint. The cops are looking for people drinking and driving, and this unconstitutional search has been upheld by […]
gata.org / By Lynnley Browning via Newsweek, New York / October 27, 2014
At the Justice Department, senior officials like to congratulate themselves on the headline-making, big-bucks settlements they have imposed upon banks and lenders for their part in causing the 2008 mortgage meltdown that sparked the biggest American financial crisis since the Great Depression.
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / December 20, 2014
In recent days, unknown Senate staffers have attempted to edit the Wikipedia page on the CIA torture report at least two times, trying to edit out the term “torture” so as to replace it with the Orwellian euphemism du jour, “enhanced interrogation”. If a normal interrogation is […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/18/2014 18:50
“Abenomics is not having clear traction across the country,” warned the head of Japan’s auto lobby on Thursday as unexpectedly weak domestic sales revealed – yet again – what an utter disaster government policy is. “We feel a sense of crisis about the fact that cars […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/17/2014 18:35
The lower-gas-price-tax-cut is “unequivocally good” meme is becoming more and more full of holes by the day. All that extra disposable income means moar iPhones, moar dining-out, and moar GDP… right? Wrong! As CBS reports, a new poll finds 73% of Americans will not use any […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / December 15, 2014
So where do we go now? It is beginning to look like we just should move to a beach and live off the land at least until government comes in and begins to tax in-kind as did Rome. Anyone with 10% of a functioning brain […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 12/11/2014 08:43 -0500
It’s a holiday miracle: give the worst creditors access to cheap money for longer-and-longer terms and hey presto, ‘expensive’ stuff is available to everyone. Retail sales modestly beat expectations in November (+0.7% vs +0.6% expectations) despite the NRF previously reporting the worst extended Thanksgiving shopping weekend […]
teapartyeconomist.com / by Robert Murphy / December 11, 2014
Near the end of his treatise on economics, Ludwig von Mises wrote:
There is no means by which anyone can evade his personal responsibility. Whoever neglects to examine to the best of his abilities all the problems involved voluntarily surrenders his birthright to a self-appointed […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/10/2014 21:45
While on the one hand, Iceland’s decision to inch towards lifting its capital controls is a positive step, it appears what they give with one hand they are taking with another. Just as we predicted three years ago, the muddle-through has failed and there are only hard […]
caseyresearch.com / by Marin Katusa / December 05, 2014
In recent years, a number of Asian companies have been betting that Canada will be able to export cheap liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its west coast. These big international players include PetroChina, Mitsubishi, CNOOC, and, until December 3, Malaysian state-owned Petronas.
However, that initial interest […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / December 4, 2014
President Vladimir Putin in a solemn speech to the nation accused the West of wanting to destroy Russia. Over $100 billion has left Russia and Putin now seeks to tax Russian tax exiles offering a comprehensive amnesty if they return.
sovereignman.com / By Simon Black / December 2, 2014
On October 22, 1981, the government of the United States of America accumulated an astounding $1 TRILLION in debt.
At that point, it had taken the country 74,984 days (more than 205 years) to accumulate its first trillion in debt.
It would take less than […]
caseyresearch.com / By Marin Katusa / December 2, 2014
Not only are oil explorers’ and producers’ (E&P) stocks in a major selloff, we’re also in the depths of tax-loss season. Does that mean it’s buying season for the contrarian? Let’s look at some previous years’ results for guidance.
Of course, tax-loss selling can occur any […]
By Richard Wilcox, PhD
thedailysheeple.com / by Activist Post / November 30th, 2014
History is indeed little more than the register of crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. – Gibbon
In my article “Scandal-Ridden Japan” (1) I discussed the difficulty of decommissioning the fatally damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant #1 (FNPP#1). To give […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / November 28, 2014
Governments are pretty much brain-dead in their vain attempts to manipulate the economy. They think that lowering interest rates will “stimulate” the economy and cause people to borrow. That has never worked because people respond to the trend and function in anticipation. The root driving […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler / November 26, 2014
In this September 8, 2014 video for Radio Free Wall Street, I talked about why I thought the ECB programs would fail to boost its balance sheet or achieve its goals of boosting inflation or the European economy. I also about the central bank tag […]
wolfstreet.com / By Don Quijones / November 25, 2014
The Duchess of Alba, Spain’s second richest woman, passed away this week at the age of 88. She was the head of the world’s most ennobled family, with a staggering 46 noble titles to its name. Besides the titles and the privileges and prestige that come […]
gold-eagle.com / by Gary Savage / November 23, 2014
After two years of insane money printing designed to rescue its failing economy, Japan has now been rewarded with… another recession.
So what went wrong you ask? The same thing that always goes wrong when a central bank resorts to money printing to rescue an […]
sovereignman.com / by Simon Black on November 21, 2014
John Lynn was bound and gagged, as the angry mob tied him to a tree and poured a barrel of scalding hot tar over his freshly shaven head and coated him in feathers.
It was June 1794 and the crowd was absolutely frantic. They were […]
armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / November 22, 2014
The Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann (SPÖ) was informed on Friday in Aarau of the design of the Swiss tax system. The distinction of the Swiss tax system that sets is apart from the rest of the world is that there is a certain basic trust […]