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MF Globals Missing Cash Vaporized?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-31
MF Globals Missing Cash Vaporized?

Where is MF Global's missing money?

Had The Fed Raised Rates Sooner...

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-31
Had the Fed raised rates we would have had a bursting of the bubble much sooner than 2008 and it wouldn't have done nearly as much damage. - in Yahoo FinancePeter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned

Is Obamacare Just Romneycare 2.0?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-31
Is Obamacare Just Romneycare 2.0?

How different are Obama, Romney?

47 Signs That China Is Absolutely Destroying America On The Global Economic Stage

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-31
Have you ever watched a football game or a basketball game where one team dominates the other team so badly that calling it a "blowout" would be a huge understatement? Well, that is what China is doing to the United States. China is absolutely destr

47 Signs That China Is Absolutely Destroying America On The Global Economic Stage

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-31
Have you ever watched a football game or a basketball game where one team dominates the other team so badly that calling it a "blowout" would be a huge understatement? Well, that is what China is doing to the United States. China is absolutely destr

Palin to GOP: Rage Against the Machine!

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-31
Palin to GOP: Rage Against the Machine!

Gov. Palin on the 2012 race

Ron Paul for the Long Haul

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-31
Ron Paul for the Long Haul

Is Ron Paul in it to win it?

Federal Pay Higher than Private-Sector Pay, CBO Says

The Freeman 2012-01-31
“Buoyed by generous benefit packages, federal workers earn significantly better compensation than similarly educated workers in the private sector, according to a report released Monday from Congress chief scorekeeper that threatens to reignite a

Unexpected: Home Prices Drop, Consumer Confidence Plunges

Big Government 2012-01-31
(Reuters) – Home prices fell more steeply than expected in November, and consumer confidence soured in January, highlighting the hurdles still facing the economic recovery. The S&P/Case-Shiller composite index of single-family home prices in 20

Bill Advances to Outlaw Congressional Insider Trading

The Freeman 2012-01-31
“The Senate on Monday cleared the way for debate on a measure to ban insider stock trading by members of Congress.” (Buffalo News) But it should be legal for the rest of us FEE Timely Classic “Inside Insider Trading” by Warren C. G

Sources: Exit Poll Shows Sunshine State Blow-Out For Romney

Big Government 2012-01-31
Sources within one of the GOP candidates’ campaign tells Big Government that exit polling shows Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) nearing a majority in today’s Florida Primary. As of 6:00 PM ET the poll results are as follows: Romney 47% Gingrich

Allen West to Switch Districts, Hasner out of Senate Race

Big Government 2012-01-31
In a deal with several moving parts, Conservative favorite Rep. Allen West will move over and run in Rep. Tom Rooney’s old district, as Rooney moves on to run in a newly created district. Additionally, Adam Hasner will drop his Senate bid, leaving a

Schiff on RT TV

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-31

Pre-Election Euphoria

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-31
I just don't get conservatives. They say they support individual freedom, economic liberty, free markets, limited government, and the Constitution....

State Income Taxes to Be Targeted

The Freeman 2012-01-31
“A year after Republicans swept into office across the country, many have trained their sights on what has long been a fiscal conservatives dream: the steep reduction or even outright elimination of state income taxes.” (Washington Times) B

January 31, 2012

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-31
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks finished nearly unchanged again

Case Shiller Home-Price Index Falls 3.7%

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-31
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Tourism Seen Adding $850B With New Visas

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-31
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Fed Members Laughed As Housing Bubble Grew

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-31
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNBC Link:  http:/

Eurozone Unemployment Ends 2011 At Record High

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-31
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Associated Press Link: 

Euro Zone Jobless Hits Highest Level Since Birth of Euro

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-31
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  htt

Which Pays Better: Government or Private Sector?

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-31
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNN Money Link:  h

S&P Warns of Cuts; Another US Downgrade Coming?

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-31
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Yahoo! Finance Link: 

Deficit Again Expected to Top $1 Trillion

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-31
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Wall Street Journal Link: 

Sarkozy Tax May Drive Investors From Stocks

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-31
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  h

Schiff Radio: Interviewing Jim DeMint

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-30
Peter interviews Jim DeMint, founder of Senate Conservatives FundTopics: US debt, euro crisis, US dollar;Peter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Proof: How to Profit f

An America Built to Be Last

Star Parker 2012-01-30
The theme President Obama gave to his State of the Union address was "An America Built to Last." But his vision would be better described as an "An America Built to Be Last." As the president asked us to be...

Making Money On Poverty: JP Morgan Makes Bigger Profits When The Number Of Americans On Food Stamps Goes Up

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-30
How would you feel if someone told you that one of the largest banks on Wall Street makes more money whenever the number of Americans on food stamps goes up? Unfortunately, this is something that is actually true. In the United States today, one out o

Making Money On Poverty: JP Morgan Makes Bigger Profits When The Number Of Americans On Food Stamps Goes Up

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-30
How would you feel if someone told you that one of the largest banks on Wall Street makes more money whenever the number of Americans on food stamps goes up? Unfortunately, this is something that is actually true. In the United States today, one out o

Stossel - s2012 | e101 - Thu, Jan 12, 2012

John Stossel at Hulu.com 2012-01-30
Stossel's 'Your Instinct is Wrong'Add this to your queueAdded: Mon Jan 30 16:41:13 UTC 2012Air date: Thu Jan 12 00:00:00 UTC 2012Duration: 41:14Rating: 4.2 / 5.0

Catholic Groups Object to Obamacare Contraception Mandate

The Freeman 2012-01-30
“This month the Obama administration, citing the medical case for birth control, made a politically charged decision that the new health care law requires insurance plans at Catholic institutions to cover birth control without co-payments for employ

Hayek on the Dangers of Socialism

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-30
You can put this postin the thick file labeled “why I favor small government and oppose high taxation.” F.A. Hayek tells uswhy socialism (i.e. central planning)inevitably leads to totalitarianism (emphasis is mine): Planning leads to dic

Pre-Election Euphoria

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-30
The year before a presidential election is a period of great euphoria for the American people, for this is the period of time when presidential candidates are extremely nice to the American people....

Pre-Election Euphoria

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-30
The year before a presidential election is a period of great euphoria for the American people, for this is the period of time when presidential candidates are extremely nice to the American people....

Buffett Rule Irony: Tax Wont Apply to Warren Buffett

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-30
By way of Paul Caron, the WSJ reports that the Buffett Rule, if enacted, won’t apply to its namesake: Wall Street Journal, Will Buffett Avoid the Buffett Rule? The Sage of Omaha Is Already Positioned to Shield Most of His Rising Wealth From Such a T

Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olsons Starts Blog

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-30
My favorite IRS employee has started a blog. Paul Caron reports: National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson has started a blog: Welcome to the National Taxpayer Advocates blog about taxpayer rights and taxpayer burden. For starters, let me explain that I

Warren Buffett Deserves to Pay Taxes at a Lower Rate than his Secretary

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-30
Please bear with me on this one. If Warren Buffett really doespay taxes at a lowerrate than his secretary does, it is a fairer result thanif he paid taxes at a higher rate. Here’s why: Warren Buffett employs his secretary. Debbie Bosanek emp

Income Uptick Gives Hope on Economy

The Freeman 2012-01-30
“Americans’ incomes rose last month by the most in nine months, a hopeful sign for the economy after a year of weak wage gains. But consumer spending was flat.” (Associated Press) Reading tea leaves FEE Timely Classic “Comparing th

The Fed Just Wants To Keep The Music Going Until The Next Election

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-30

You Want To Do What ????

2012-01-29
I know I'm supposed to write about politics here, but I've been having some minor intestinal problems and my doctor told me to avoid stress. He also scheduled a colonoscopy for me, to which I replied, "I thought you said you wanted me to AV

You Want To Do What ????

2012-01-29
I know I'm supposed to write about politics here, but I've been having some minor intestinal problems and my doctor told me to avoid stress. He also scheduled a colonoscopy for me, to which I replied, "I thought you said you wanted me to AV

Outrageous! The Government Is Giving Out Free Cell Phones And Free Cell Phone Minutes To Welfare Recipients

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-29
Did you know that the federal government is giving out free cell phones and free cell phone minutes to welfare recipients? It may be hard to believe, but it is true. Right now, there are companies that are running advertisements specifically targeted

Outrageous! The Government Is Giving Out Free Cell Phones And Free Cell Phone Minutes To Welfare Recipients

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-29
Did you know that the federal government is giving out free cell phones and free cell phone minutes to welfare recipients? It may be hard to believe, but it is true. Right now, there are companies that are running advertisements specifically targeted

Warren Buffett, His Secretary, And The Great Prevaricator

2012-01-29
Our President, the Great Prevaricator, likes to mislead people. I suppose that shouldn't be a surprise. That's what prevaricators do, they mislead. Obama's statements about who pays their "fair share" of taxes have received lots o

Warren Buffett, His Secretary, And The Great Prevaricator

2012-01-29
Our President, the Great Prevaricator, likes to mislead people. I suppose that shouldn't be a surprise. That's what prevaricators do, they mislead. Obama's statements about who pays their "fair share" of taxes have received lots o

Debating Taxes with People Who Think You Just Want to Buy a Bigger Yacht

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-29
One of the first rules of debate is that you should endeavor to understand your opponent’s argument – both the strong and weak points – better than hedoes. The pro-tax left is, apparently, unaware of this rule. Count left-leaning econo

280,000 Federal Workers are Tax Deadbeats

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-29
Paul Caronreports thatnearly 280,000 current and former federal workers are delinquent in their tax obligations: Over 279,000 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.4 billion in back income taxes in 2010 (up from $3.3 billion in 2009, $3.0 bil

CharitySub

Spread Liberty 2012-01-29
How it works: Each month 3 non-profits are handpicked and highlighted, making a difference within a single cause. On the first of each month you will receive an email detailing the monthly focus. At the same time $5 will be charged against your credit

The Federal Reserve Has Put Another Large Crack Into The Foundations Underlying The U.S. Dollar

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-29

Faithfunder

Spread Liberty 2012-01-29

Financing Your Business? Consider P2P Lending and Crowdsourcing

Spread Liberty 2012-01-28
Another option in financing a business is to consider a crowdsourcing site. Kickstarter is a great option, since it allows you to raise money for your business idea. Most of the ventures on Kickstarter are more creative, so keep that in mind. Crowdsourci

Crowdsortium Boston Meetup Talks Scaling on Monday

Spread Liberty 2012-01-28
For the crowdsourcing crowd in the Northeast United States, there's a meetup happening on Monday you might want to check in to. The second Crowdsortium Boston meetup will be taking place at Microsoft NERD (New England Research and Development center) in

The Crowd as Investor: A Conversation with Grow VC Co-founder Jouko Ahvenainen

Spread Liberty 2012-01-28
Like most of the speakers at Monday’s SoHo Loft Capital Creation and Crowdfunding Conference, Grow Venture Community co-founder Jouko Ahvenainen flew to Manhattan to talk equity. Grow VC, whose motto is “everyone funding startups,” acts

How Lucky Ant Works

Spread Liberty 2012-01-28
A video on Lucky Ant , a hyper-local crowdfunding platform, featuring one neighborhood business a week for the community to support.

Maule Responds & Pappas Rebuts

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-28
In his post Lying About Tax MythsProfessor Maule respondspoint by point to my recent post More Lies About Tax Lies. I have published Maule’s entire postbelow. After each of his assertions, I give myrebuttal. 1. Maule’s Assertion: Pet

Gold: A Low-Risk, High-Return Asset

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-28
Goldman Sachs just released a report calling gold a low-risk, high-return asset and predicts it will rise to $1940 this year. Morgan Stanley predicts a price of $2,175 a year from now. UBS forecasts $2050 within 12 months. These types of estimates from bi

Watch Rep. McHenry's Talk on His Crowdfunding Bill

Spread Liberty 2012-01-28
This past Monday, one of the featured speakers at the SoHo Loft Capital Creation and Crowdfunding Conference in Manhattan was U.S. House Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC), one of the driving forces behind H.R. 2930, the "Entrepreneur Access to C

Socios Inversores

Spread Liberty 2012-01-28

First ever hyper-local crowdfunding platform

Spread Liberty 2012-01-28
Based in New York, Lucky Ant is taking a hyper-local approach, featuring one neighborhood business a week for the local community to support and fund.Founded last year, Lucky Ant is currently operating in Downtown New York with plans to expand to more cit

Partizipa

Spread Liberty 2012-01-28

The Ramifications of Gerrymandering

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-28
I have written three books that explain why and how the political system is rigged by the political class. One of the ways is gerrymandering. Once again, in spite of many years of promises of reform, the political class in NY has brazenly gerrymandered st

EXCLUSIVE: Former Clinton Accuser Kathleen Willey Whistleblowing Foreclosure Fraud

Big Government 2012-01-27
Kathleen Willey, the former White House volunteer who accused President Clinton in 1998 of sexually harassing her in 1993, is trying to expose potential robo-signing foreclosure fraud from her home state of Virginia–and she’s already gone on natio

The Federal Reserve Is Ignoring Inflation

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-27
The Fed is also choosing to ignore the fact that inflation is already running north of 3 percent. Instead, they have conveniently come up with their own measure of inflation, which comes in just a shade below the Fed's arbitrary 2 percent "acceptable"

Alternative-Energy Subsidies Lose Favor as Industry Asks for More

The Freeman 2012-01-27
“Assisted by technological innovation and years of subsidies, the cost of wind and solar power has fallen sharply — so much so that the two industries say that they can sometimes deliver cleaner electricity at prices competitive with power made fr

America the Land of the Economically Free?

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-27
America the Land of the Economically Free?

Miller on America’s economic freedom

Are All Americans Criminals?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-27
Are All Americans Criminals?

Americans commit about 3 crimes a day

Freedom or Fascism in America?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-27
Freedom or Fascism in America?

Where do we go from here?

Drone Wars: NYC

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-27
Drone Wars: NYC

NYPD considers purchasing drones

Palin’s Take on 2012 Election

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-27
Palin’s Take on 2012 Election

Palin on run up to 2012 election

Conning the Poor

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-27
The biggest con in history -- bigger even than Social Security -- might well be the one in which statists have conned the poor into believing that the welfare state helps them. If those at the bottom of the economic ladder were ever to realize how badly t

16 Statistics Which Show That The Number Of Americans Dependent On The Government Is At An All-Time High

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-27
A higher percentage of the American population is receiving government benefits than ever before.  Yes, there have always been poor people that have needed our assistance, but what does it say about our economy that the number of Americans dependent on t

16 Statistics Which Show That The Number Of Americans Dependent On The Government Is At An All-Time High

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-27
A higher percentage of the American population is receiving government benefits than ever before.  Yes, there have always been poor people that have needed our assistance, but what does it say about our economy that the number of Americans dependent on t

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, White House-Style

Big Government 2012-01-27
It’s always the little things that make me miss George W. Bush. Yes, his public profligacy gave us Obama, which in turn gave us the Tea Party. New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor’s book, The Obamas, makes me love him all the more. The book gu

High School Teacher Refuses To Accept MLK Award From Paul Ryan

Big Government 2012-01-27
Here’s another example that shows just how ‘accepting’ liberals are of people from all walks of life. High School teacher Al Levie refused to accept an MLK award from Rep. Paul Ryan because, well, Paul Ryan is a conservative no matter

Obama Administration Gave Electric Car Battery Maker $118 Million Grant, Company Now Bankrupt

Big Government 2012-01-27
The latest taxpayer-funded boondoggle to emerge from the Obama Administration’s infamous Energy Department grant and loan program has cost taxpayers $118.5 million, new bankruptcy filings by electric battery maker Ener1 reveal. From Bloomberg News:

Obama SOTU: We’ve Heard this Song Before

Big Government 2012-01-27
After President Clinton took a drubbing from voters in the 1994 Congressional election, he realized his policies weren’t working.  He promptly declared, “The era of big government is over,” and he then went about making good on that dec

Subsidized Battery Firm Fails

The Freeman 2012-01-27
“Ener1, an electric car battery company that the Obama administration awarded a $118 million stimulus grant to expand its operations, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday after being unable to repay pressing debts.” (Washington

The Death of Pragmatism

Tom's Opinions and Information 2012-01-27

Waist Deep in the Big Muddy

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-27
By:  Peter Schiff Friday, January 27, 2012 With its announcement this week that it

The Laffer Curve Works, Even in France

Big Government 2012-01-27
One year ago, I wrote about how the French government was getting unexpected additional revenues following the implementation of lower tax rates. This is the Laffer Curve in action, and it’s happening again in France, only this time because the g

CNBC Video Interview: Why Are Stocks So Strong?

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-27

BREAKING: Spencer Bachus to be Replaced as House Finance Chair in 2013

Big Government 2012-01-27
Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL), who was the subject of allegations of congressional insider trading, has indicated that he will not seek to extend his term as chair of the House Financial Services Committee after 2012. Bachus was one of several Capitol Hil

January 27, 2012

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-27
Friday, January 27, 2012 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks finished mixed Friday as the fir

Senate Vote Approves Rise in Debt Limit

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  New York Times Link: 

Energy Company Obama Mentions in Speech Bankrupt

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Business Insider Link: 

For Greece, the Outlook Is Still Grim

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  New York Times Link: 

Gold Set for Biggest Rise in Eight Weeks After Fed

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  htt

Banks Face Bind Over Cash Pile

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Wall Street Journal Link: 

Foreclosure Drop Little Cause for Celebration

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNBC Link:  http:/

Investors Fear Mounting Losses in Portugal

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  The Telegraph Link: 

Unemployment in Spain Rises to 22.9%

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-27
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  h

The Schiff Report: US Economy Outlook

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-26
Topics: State Of The Union adress, Federal Reserve statement, US Economy;Peter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse

Fed: Rates Will Stay Low through 2014

The Freeman 2012-01-26
“The Federal Reserve, declaring that the economy would need help for years to come, said Wednesday it would extend by 18 months the period that it plans to hold down interest rates in an effort to spur growth.” (New York Times) Illogic 101: Ar

Sentencing for Liberty Dollar Founder Too Harsh?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-26
Sentencing for Liberty Dollar Founder Too Harsh?

The sentencing of Liberty Dollar founder

Grassley’s Brush with Crony Capitalists

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-26
Grassley’s Brush with Crony Capitalists

Shady character reaches out to Grassley

Ron Paul Best for Defense?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-26
Ron Paul Best for Defense?

Strength through cuts

Is It a Tax or Not?

The Freeman 2012-01-26
In his State of the Union speech the other night President Obama said: Right now, our most immediate priority is stopping a tax hike on 160 million working Americans while the recovery is still fragile. People cannot afford losing $40 out of each paycheck

We’re the Economy They Want to Manage

The Freeman 2012-01-26
In his State of the Union speech President Obama said: Tonight, I want to . . . lay out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last. . . . Considering that an economy (a free one, that is) is just people engaging in exchanges for mutual benefit,

Geithner Foresees His Departure from Treasury

The Freeman 2012-01-26
“Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner says he’s ‘confident’ he won’t be serving a second term, even if President Obama is reelected.” (Los Angeles Times) No point in celebrating; someone else will take his place. FEE

The Chimera of Tax Fairness

The Freeman 2012-01-26
Let’s hear no more about tax fairness, unless it’s to point out that fairness is approached as tax rates move toward zero.

Thou Shalt Not Covet

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-26
President Obama says that people are poor because others are rich. What a crock that is. It's nothing more than a refusal to accept personal responsibility for the failure of the welfare-warfare way of life and the managed-economy way of life that that s

A Few Words About Abortion - by Judge Andrew Napolitano

BenSwann.com 2012-01-26
Last week marked the 39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that permitted abortions. Prior to that case, abortion was regulated by each state, and most of them prohibited it unless two physicians could certify that the baby gro

140th Assembly District Made for David DiPietro

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-26
The bosses released their rigged map today but may have inadvertently allowed a good guy into the Assembly. The 140th district (PDF) contains southern Erie where he beat Volker and Wyoming where he beat Pat Gallivan. Stay tuned.

Michelle to Save the Children

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-26
Michelle Obama unveiled her $3.2 billion plan to end childhood obesity. She wants regulations to reduce "fatty, salty, sugary foods" from public schools and replace them with mouthwatering items like "jicama," and Rachael Ray's "turkey tacos." "W

The Invisible Hand Versus The Heavy Hand Of Government

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-26
Barack Obama does not like the "invisible hand" that Adam Smith wrote about. He wants the heavy hand of government, he want the government to organize us all as a "team". - in The Schiff ReportPeter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, pol

If The Economy Is Improving….

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-26
Everywhere you turn these days, someone is proclaiming that the economy is improving.  Barack Obama is endlessly touting the "improvement" in the economy, the mainstream media is constantly talking about "the economic recovery" and an increasing numb

If The Economy Is Improving….

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-26
Everywhere you turn these days, someone is proclaiming that the economy is improving.  Barack Obama is endlessly touting the "improvement" in the economy, the mainstream media is constantly talking about "the economic recovery" and an increasing numb

We Are Not A Collectivist Society

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-26

Gold Is Rallying Again

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-26

Is This the Ultimate iPhone Car Stereo? [VIDEO]

Spread Liberty 2012-01-25
“Dash doesn’t require that you learn a new interface to use your stereo,” says the crowdfunding site Kickstarter page. “You already know how to use your phone to access your music, your navigation app, your phone calls, and the incredible number o

Rock band Chin's Mojo releases "Drowning Man" music video through crowd funding

Spread Liberty 2012-01-25
Two days after the "Roller coaster" video release, Chin’s Mojo launched an online crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the next music video, "Drowning Man". In October 2011, fans underwrote the purchase of an iMac computer, video editing softwar

Romney’s Effective Tax Rate Closer to 45%

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-25
John Berlau and Trey Kovacs of The Wall Street Journal point out that Mitt Romney’s capital gains income was paid with after-tax corporate dollars and, therefore, taxed twice. I don’t expect people on the left to understand this. And even i

Iron Sky premieres at the Berlinale on 11.2.2012

Spread Liberty 2012-01-25
Iron Sky is complete. The dark scifi comedy will have its festival premiere this February at the Berlin International Film Festival, as part of the Panorama section, which screens films that push the envelope with unique vision.

7 Reasons Why Crowdfunding Projects Fail

Spread Liberty 2012-01-25
Editor's Note - The following is reposted with permission from the author Justin Kownacki. It was originally published on crowdfundinghelp.com. Some crowdfunding projects seem to succeed against all odds, while others that should be slam-dunks fall far

Bottom 60% Receive More Government Benefits than they Pay in Taxes

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-25
Scott Hodge of the Tax Foundation has, in rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union speech, published two charts that show how radically progressive our current tax system is: We found that federal tax and spending policies are already very p

Obama Calls for Fairness through Higher Taxes

The Freeman 2012-01-25
“President Obama pledged on Tuesday night to use government power to balance the scale between America’s rich and the rest of the public, trying to present an election-year choice between continued leadership toward an economy ‘built to last’

Obama Pressures Congress for Crowdfund Investing!

Spread Liberty 2012-01-25
Crowdfund Investing is a zero-cost government initiative that can create millions of jobs! The President gets it. The House of Representatives gets it! Now we have 2 bills in the Senate.

NY STATE REFUSES TO ANSWER MOTION FOR REARGUMENT IN THE PORK LAWSUIT

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-25
Media Advisory: Contact: James Ostrowski Atty. at Law (716) 435-8918 jameso@apollo3.com http://politicalclassdismissed.com/?page_id=1110 NY STATE REFUSES TO ANSWER MOTION FOR REARGUMENT IN THE PORK LAWSUIT Buffalo, NY, January 25, 2011. The State of New Y

Rand Paul: Obama Not Accepting Responsibility for Economy

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-25
Rand Paul: Obama Not Accepting Responsibility for Economy

Rand Paul on State of the Union

Tax Code Driving Americans to Renounce Citizenship

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-25
Tax Code Driving Americans to Renounce Citizenship

Renouncing citizenship over the tax code

Obama Doesn’t Look to Cut Government Spending in SOTU

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-25
Obama Doesn’t Look to Cut Government Spending in SOTU

Johnson on State of the Union

President’s Speech Target’s China Trade

The Freeman 2012-01-25
“President Obama repeatedly attacked Chinese trade practices in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night in Washington.” (Interntional Herald Tribune) Protectionism: the last refuge of those bereft of economic knowledge. FEE Timely Classic

Fight for Your Civil Rights

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-25
Fight for Your Civil Rights

Doug Wead on your rights

Stossel’s State of the Union

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-25
Stossel’s State of the Union

Stossel’s plan for the economy

The Problem with Privatization

The Freeman 2012-01-25
If the goal is efficiency in delivering the goods, private ownership is a necessary but not a sufficient condition.

Cops Protecting Your Rights, or Taking Them Away?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-25
Cops Protecting Your Rights, or Taking Them Away?

Freedom Files on tri-state area police

Wall Street CEOs Turning on Obama?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-25
Wall Street CEOs Turning on Obama?

Gasparino on Dimon and Obama

TSA Abuses the Hallmark of a Police State?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-25
TSA Abuses the Hallmark of a Police State?

What really happened to Rand Paul?

IndieGoGo Tips: 5 Steps To Take After Your Campaign Is Over

Spread Liberty 2012-01-25
Below are five things to consider after the campaign is over and some next steps: 1. Your funds won't arrive overnight 2. Don't kill yourself trying to email each funder individually 3. Update your funders regularly, especially after the campai

Say Anything – Obama's SOTU Speech

2012-01-25
After watching President Obama's State Of The Union (SOTU) speech last night, I have to say, the man simply astounds me. Obama is the ultimate politician, a very good performer. I have to give him that much. He knows how to give a speech. They say po

Bert Sack: A Hero in Our Time

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-25
It's fascinating to see the GOP presidential candidates supporting the principles of economic liberty while, at the same time (except Ron Paul), ardently supporting Obama's imposition of sanctions against Iran. Not only are sanctions an attack on the pe

The State of New York’s Non-Response to the Motion for Reargument in the Pork Lawsuit

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-25
STATE OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN ATTORNEY GENERAL BARBARA D. UNDERWOOD SOLICITOR GENERAL Telephone (518) 474-1394 January 20,2012 The Honorable Andrew W. Klein Clerk of the Court Court of Appeals 20 Eagle Street Albany

1,000 Days Without a Budget: Facts on the Senate’s Failure

Tom's Opinions and Information 2012-01-25
Tuesday, January 24, marked the 1,000th day since the U.S. Senate has passed a budget—an egregious dereliction of duty on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D–NV) watch. By enacting continuing resolution upon continuing resolution (short-term meas

Capitalism Means Private Profits And Private Losses

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-25

The Man Without A Plan

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-25
Barack Obama is a man without a plan.  When you are young, they often tell you to "fake it until you make it", but Barack Obama is taking this to ridiculous extremes.  Barack Obama has absolutely no idea what he is doing when it comes to the economy,

The Man Without A Plan

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-25
Barack Obama is a man without a plan.  When you are young, they often tell you to "fake it until you make it", but Barack Obama is taking this to ridiculous extremes.  Barack Obama has absolutely no idea what he is doing when it comes to the economy,

Protected: NNComm #229: Obama’s Abortion Farce

Marc Rudov 2012-01-24
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Crowdfunding site enables supporters to volunteer their time

Spread Liberty 2012-01-24
Peoplefund.it uses the GoCardless’ “one-off” Direct Debit payment system, and only when projects get fully funded does it charge its 5 percent administration fee. GoCardless, meanwhile, charges a 3 percent transaction fee. Currently, however, People

Music startups draw power from the crowds

Spread Liberty 2012-01-24
Crowdfunding platforms have helped fans to make themselves useful. Services like Pledgemusic are providing an alternative to the major label model, helping artists like Charlie Simpson and The Subways to fund new albums by directly tapping up their fans f

Funding a Hotel expansion offering 10% interest p.a.

Spread Liberty 2012-01-24
I would like to hear opinions on the feasability of crowd sourcing $2mill to finance a 30 room extension for a successful boutique hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The loan is underwritten by title deeds and audited financial statements available. Would

GOP Cold War Time Warp on Cuba

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-24
When I heard what Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum said about Cuba in last night's Florida presidential debate, I felt like I was in a Cold War time warp and that we were about to see flower children, hippies, go-go girls, and CIA LSD experi

Pro-Tax Candidate John Kerry’s Tax Rate Lower Than Anti-Tax Candidate Mitt Romney’s

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-24
John Kerry, the Democratic nominee for President in 2004, paid a lower rate of taxes than Mitt Romney paid in 2010. Of course, we didn’t hear much about Mr. Kerry’s low tax rate from the mainstream press even though, unlike Romney, he thin

The State of Freedom in America

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-24
The State of Freedom in America

The Judge on growing government

Mitch Daniels 2012?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-24
Mitch Daniels 2012?

Is the GOP elite pining for Daniels?

Newt Gingrich Caught in a Lie?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-24
Newt Gingrich Caught in a Lie?

Gingrich’s Goldwater fakeout

Stossel State of the Union (Tonight Live at 11pm on FBN)

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-24
Tonight, I will host a special live edition of my show after the President's State of the Union Address. Kentucky senator Rand Paul will be here to give his reaction to the State of the Union. I will also be joined by David Boaz of the Cato Institute, Matt Wel...

2012 GOP Race For the White House Doomed?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-24
2012 GOP Race For the White House Doomed?

No GOP candidate to take White House?

The Real State of the Union (Thursday @ 10pm ET on FBN)

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-24
Just now, during his State of the Union address, President Obama promised a "blueprint for an economy." How silly. Politicians always think they can concoct a simple "blueprint" to make life fairer and better for all. But I say: No, thanks. We d

Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us?

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-24
Over the past couple of weeks, George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank have all issued incredibly chilling warnings about the possibility of an impending economic collapse.  Considering the power and the influence that Soros, the IMF and the World Bank

Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us?

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-24
Over the past couple of weeks, George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank have all issued incredibly chilling warnings about the possibility of an impending economic collapse.  Considering the power and the influence that Soros, the IMF and the World Bank

Congressman McHenry promotes his crowdfunding bill, trashes competing Senate legislation

Spread Liberty 2012-01-24
Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC), the driving force behind the H.R. 2930 crowdfund investing bill currently under consideration in the U.S. Senate, discovered crowdfunding the same way many of America’s college frat houses sate their thirst: th

More Lies about Tax Lies

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-24
Professor James Maule has, once again, lied about who tells tax lies. He lists five myths – he really means lies – which he says the right tells about taxes. In this post I will discuss and hopefully refute the first three of them. Maule̵

2012 Presidential Race

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-24

Facing Political Implications of Housing Crisis in Florida

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-24
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  New York Times Link:  http://www.nyt

Fed to Disclose More Details on Plans for Low Rates

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-24
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Washington Post Link:  http://www.wa

Greek Creditors Urge Quick Deal After Eurozone

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-24
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  http://www.reuters.co

Permanent Rescue Fund Seems Nearer in Europe

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-24
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  New York Times Link:  http://www.nyt

Fears Mount That Portugal Will Need a Second Bailout

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-24
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Italian, French Govt Bonds Fall Over Greek Pessimism

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-24
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

US Mortgage Writedowns Could Cost Taxpayers $100bn

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-24
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Financial Times Link:  http://www.ft

China Takes on the Big Three Ratings Agencies

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-24
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Sydney Morning Herald Link:  http://

Monday Madness

2012-01-23
Voter ID frauds: A few weeks ago, I excoriated the Obama Justice Dept. for blocking South Carolina's voter ID law. Every time I mention voter ID laws, liberals tell me voter ID is racist (because voter ID is applied equally to all voters, by definiti

The Sunshine Act

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-23
My older brother, who used to hold me down and torture me, has finally seen the light. Okay, he was ten; I was five; and it wasn't really "torture," but he did go on to become another one of those ivy league socialists. At Princeton and Harvard, they taught hi...

We Don't Need No Stinking SOPA

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-23
As Glenn Greenwald points out in his excellent analysis of the Megaupload case, immediately after opponents of SOPA and PIPA caused congressmen to back off from their proposed Internet legislation, the Justice Department stepped up to the plate and arbitr

Why do College Students Love Ron Paul?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-23
Why do College Students Love Ron Paul?

Kayla Mae Westbrook on Ron Paul

Rep. Renee Ellmers on Roe v. Wade

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-23
Rep. Renee Ellmers on Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade’s 39th anniversary

Difference Between Streamlining the Military and Isolationism

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-23
Difference Between Streamlining the Military and Isolationism

The flaws with U.S.’s nation-building effort in Afghanistan

TSA Takes on Sen. Paul

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-23
TSA Takes on Sen. Paul

Sen. Paul resists the TSA

Ron Paul In the Driver’s Seat of GOP?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-23
Ron Paul In the Driver’s Seat of GOP?

Ron Paul setting the GOP agenda

America After Dark: Desperate Meth Heads, Rampant Human Trafficking And Millions Of Criminal Predators Searching For A New Victim

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-23
When the sun goes down every night, America becomes a very frightening place.  There are communities all over the country where drug dealing, human trafficking and gang violence have gotten so out of control that authorities don't really know what to do

America After Dark: Desperate Meth Heads, Rampant Human Trafficking And Millions Of Criminal Predators Searching For A New Victim

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-23
When the sun goes down every night, America becomes a very frightening place.  There are communities all over the country where drug dealing, human trafficking and gang violence have gotten so out of control that authorities don't really know what to do

Q&A: Retirement Assets

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-23
Russell from Louisville, KY: I fear my father's retirement will come during the next severe downturn, rendering his life's work into his retirement fund worthless. Same with my mom who has more to lose. Should they cash out of their 401(k), take the hit,

How to Prepare for Retirement Financially

The Libertarian Republic 2012-01-23
There is a simple road map that shows anyone how to prepare for retirement financially, but you need to follow it. It requires preparation by saving money, having a plan, considering investments, setting up your retirement finances, and looking ahead to y

January 23, 2012

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-23
Monday, January 23, 2012 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks ended mixed Monday, in a quiet session as inve

Lost Decade of Growth for the West

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-23
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  http://www.reuters.co

Romney to Release Tax Returns on Tuesday

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-22
Reuters reports that Mitt Romney will release his 2010 tax return and an estimate for 2011 on Tuesday: Humbled by a stunning loss in South Carolina, Mitt Romney said on Sunday he would release this week the tax returns demanded by rivals in his bid to reg

If The U.S. Government Keeps Spending Money Like This We Are Doomed And If The U.S. Government Stops Spending Money Like This We Are Doomed

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-22
If you increased your credit card spending by a couple thousand dollars per month would your lifestyle improve?  Of course it would.  By going into large amounts of debt, it is possible to live a lifestyle that you can't really afford, at least for a wh

If The U.S. Government Keeps Spending Money Like This We Are Doomed And If The U.S. Government Stops Spending Money Like This We Are Doomed

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-22
If you increased your credit card spending by a couple thousand dollars per month would your lifestyle improve?  Of course it would.  By going into large amounts of debt, it is possible to live a lifestyle that you can't really afford, at least for a wh

Administrative Procedure Act and IRS Deficiency Notices

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-22
By way (once again) of Paul Caron (emphasis is mine): Smith: The APA’s Reasoned-Explanation Rule and IRS Deficiency Notices Patrick J. Smith (Ivins, Phillips & Barker, Washington, D.C.), The APA’s Reasoned-Explanation Rule and IRS Defici

Can the Establishment Pick Another Candidate? No.

Big Government 2012-01-22
Earlier today Larry O’Connor and Stephen K. Bannon spoke with Keith Appell, a key Republican political strategist, who suggested that “the establishment of the Republican Party” might “try to get somebody else in the race…

A Call For Unity at CPAC 2012; We All Must Find Common Ground

Big Government 2012-01-22
The year 2011 was one of turmoil for the conservative movement, as we celebrated the success of 2010 but faced a divisive counter-revolution by the Democrats and the media. The Republican establishment, together with social conservatives, libertarians and

South Carolina Ended the Myth of Romney’s ‘Inevitability’ And Other Lessons

Big Government 2012-01-22
Here are some of the things to learn from South Carolina. Evangelicals went overwhelmingly for a twice divorced Catholic in the same percentage that they voted for a Baptist ordained minister in 2008. They haven’t warmed to Mitt Romney and if they

Merkel and Sarkozy Propose Higher Taxes to ‘Strengthen Growth Now’

Big Government 2012-01-22
The German Chancellor and French President have put together a plan to boost growth. Sounds like a good goal, but what specifically are they proposing? Some of the obvious ideas include: Lowering tax rates to boost incentives for productive behavior. Red

The Guy Who Wants to Raise Taxes on the Rich

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-22
“When you’re rich they think you really know.” - Fiddler on the Roof - The left thinks we should listen to this guy on tax issues: Bookmark & Share:

Former Mayor Ed Koch Folds for Obama–Again

Big Government 2012-01-22
After three years of criticizing President Barack Obama’s anti-Israel policies, and a special election in New York last September during which he supported the Republican candidate, former Mayor Ed Koch has once again decided to be an advocate for O

Sundays with Sherrod: Occupier Solidarity

Big Government 2012-01-22
What changed between 2010 and 2011? Rallies against Obamacare's unconstitutional overreach - for which Sherrod Brown was the deciding "Yea" vote - were replaced by riots against The Rich. Where is Sherrod's editorial decrying the rampant violence and hatr

Breaking: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to Step Down This Week

Big Government 2012-01-22
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) announced on her facebook page Sunday that she will resign from Congress this upcoming week.  On January 8, 2010, Giffords was shot in the head in a Tucson grocery store parking lot while meeting with constituents. Six p

Most Basic Choice is Choosing Life

Star Parker 2012-01-22
The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas gave good reason for celebration for the hundreds of thousands who will arrive in Washington on Monday for the 39th annual March for Life. The Court upheld last week...

Fox Business Video Interview

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-22

This Is America Today, Part II

Gonzalo Lira 2012-01-21
These facts are from the CIA—and they are undisputed:• Infant mortality rate in the United States: 6.06 per 1,000 live births. • Infant mortality rate in France: 3.29 per 1,000 live births. • Average life expectancy in the United States: 78.37 yea

Recessions In A Free Market System

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-21

Me on Max Keiser

Gonzalo Lira 2012-01-21

Illinois Downgrade Provides More Evidence that Higher Taxes Make Fiscal Problems Worse, not Better

Big Government 2012-01-20
I don’t blame the Democrats for wanting to seduce Republicans into a tax-increase trap. Indeed, I completely understand why some Democrats said their top political goal was getting the GOP to surrender the no-tax-hike position. I’m mystified,

Protected: NNComm #228: Electing Unfaithful Candidates

Marc Rudov 2012-01-20
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Soros Funded Org Seeks Student Help to Build Counter to ALEC

Big Government 2012-01-20
University of Wisconsin Professor Joel Rogers wants to build a lefty alternative to the ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. He recently hit up some of his students for help with the project, while they were waiting for their grades in his cla

GOP: Party Like it’s 1964?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-20
GOP: Party Like it’s 1964?

Why 2012 is like 1964 for the GOP

The Real Cost of War

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-20
The Real Cost of War

Psychological cost of war

Rock The Boat To Save The Ship?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-20
Rock The Boat To Save The Ship?

What’s the establishment afraid of?

Are Homeland Security Ads or Tactics More Frightening?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-20
Are Homeland Security Ads or Tactics More Frightening?

Homeland Security & local cops

Free Enterprise versus Immigration Socialism

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-20
Well, the GOP candidates had all the correct libertarian, free-market mantras out last night: pro-free enterprise, pro-capitalism, pro-free market, pro-private property, pro-fundamental rights, pro-Constitution, anti-socialism, and anti-regulation....

What is War Good For?

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-20
What is War Good For?

Should America limit military action around the world?

Ron Paul’s Family Values

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-20
Ron Paul’s Family Values

Laura Paul Fite on family values

The Real Story about Mitt Romney and Paul Tsongas

Big Government 2012-01-20
After John McCain’s opposition file on Mitt Romney from 2008 was leaked, there was this curious line: ““Romney voted for Paul Tsongas in the 1992 Democratic presidential primary.” Newt Gingrich has also attacked Romney for his support of

EXCLUSIVE: D.C. Soft on Leftist Protestors–Pelosi Asked U.S. Capitol Police Not to Arrest Demonstrators on the Hill

Big Government 2012-01-20
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tried distancing herself from the Occupy movement this week after OWS protestors disrupted Capitol Hill and even assaulted a police officer. That’s a far cry from her original comments to ABC anchor Christiane Amanpour in Oc

The Global Elite Are Hiding 18 Trillion Dollars In Offshore Banks

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-20
In recent days, the fact that Mitt Romney has millions of dollars parked down in the Cayman Islands has made headlines all over the world.  But when it comes to offshore banking, what Mitt Romney is doing is small potatoes.  The truth is that the global

The Global Elite Are Hiding 18 Trillion Dollars In Offshore Banks

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-20
In recent days, the fact that Mitt Romney has millions of dollars parked down in the Cayman Islands has made headlines all over the world.  But when it comes to offshore banking, what Mitt Romney is doing is small potatoes.  The truth is that the global

Richard Cordray: Law Breaker

Big Government 2012-01-20
President’s appointment of liberal former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the powerful Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was a direct assault on the Constitution and the law causing constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley to r

There`s No Way We Are Going To Pay The Debt

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-20
One of the best speeches from Peter Schiff in recent years.Peter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic Collapse.

Foreign Internet Piracy Apologists Falsely Demonize Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Big Government 2012-01-20
It’s a curious thing, the sudden and bizarre demonization of true constitutional conservatives like Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R–Tennessee) by some conservative online agitants. Most conservatives understand that Rep. Blackburn is one of the more reliabl

Stossel - s2012 | e100 - Thu, Jan 5, 2012

John Stossel at Hulu.com 2012-01-20
Stossel's 'Champions of Freedom'Add this to your queueAdded: Sat Jan 21 00:19:18 UTC 2012Air date: Thu Jan 05 00:00:00 UTC 2012Duration: 41:19

Obama Kills Thousands of Jobs with Keystone Pipeline Decision

Big Government 2012-01-20
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Barack Obama’s recent decision to halt construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, the job loss

L.A. Law Frees City From Porn!

The Libertarian Entrepreneur 2012-01-20
 I recently posted on the unanticipated (or maybe not-so-unanticipated) consequences of a new law in Los Angeles requiring condom use in the filming of pornographic movies.  Looks like I'm not the only one. AP writer John Rogers reports in

The Sad State of Buffalo Politics

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-20
I’ve pretty much given up on WNY saving itself (through electoral politics) and my main focus is boosting Ron Paul at Twitter. The Dems nominated a guy for Assembly who, judging by Google, has the following record and qualifications. He has been pai

Government Issues Guide to Stopping Teacher Cheating

The Freeman 2012-01-20
“The Obama administration is creating a manual showing how schools can fight teacher-led cheating on standardized tests, asking educators to help stomp out ‘testing irregularities.’” (USA Today) Only in the government’s schools. FEE Time

Obama to Revive Budget-Cutting Effort

The Freeman 2012-01-20
“In its budget submission next month, the Obama administration will urge lawmakers to revisit the failed attempt by a congressional supercommittee to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion, the White House says.” (CBS) Cuts from future incr

The Internet Dodges the SOPA Bullet — for Now

The Freeman 2012-01-20
Last week the acronyms SOPA and PIPA were unheard of, much less decipherable, by most people.

January 20, 2012

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-20
Friday, January 20, 2012 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks finished mixed Friday with the S&P 500 up

Dealer US Bond Holdings Top Corporates for 1st Time

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-20
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  BusinessWeek Link:  http://www.busin

Copper Bears Retreat as Prices Rally Most Since ‘09

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-20
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Credit Suisse: QE3 May Come in April

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-20
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Cities Look Abroad for Economic Hope

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-20
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Chicago Tribune Link:  http://www.ch

What Happens if Greece Defaults?

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-20
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Sydney Morning Herald Link:  http://

Fed Sells $7 Billion in Assets w/o Public Auction

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-20
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Zero Hedge Link:  http://www.zerohed

The Nine American Cities Nearly Destroyed by the Recession

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-20
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Fox Buisness Link:  http://www.foxbu

Watchdog Slams IRS for Alienating Expats

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-20
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  The Globe and Mail Link:  http://www

About Rising Inflation, Please Remain Worried

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-20
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Internet World Sends Message to Washington: Hands Off!

The Freeman 2012-01-19
“When the powerful world of old media mobilized to win passage of an online antipiracy bill, it marshaled the reliable giants of K Street — the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Recording Industry Association of America and, of course, the mo

Gingrich Has Higher Tax Rate than Buffett’s Secretary

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-19
A couple of hours ago Republican candidate for President Newt Gingrich released his 2010 federal tax return. The Washington Post has the story: Worth noting as you peruse the returns: the data is for 2010, not 2011. From the release issued Thursday nigh

Gingrich, Santorum, and Perry Hoisted on Their Own Petard

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-19
A federal appeals court in Richmond has ruled against GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry's request to be placed on Virginia's GOP primary ballot. The ruling came in an appeal of a U.S. district court's ruling against Perry, Rick Santorum, and Newt Ging

Jim DeMint on Ron Paul

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2012-01-19
Jim DeMint on Ron Paul

Jim DeMint on Ron Paul’s South Carolina Surge

Keystone Denied

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2012-01-19
Keystone Denied

President Denies Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. to Europe: 'Euro On Your Own'

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-19
U.S. to Europe: 'Euro On Your Own'

IMF gets no love from U.S.

Could Ron Paul Destabilize Iran?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-19
Could Ron Paul Destabilize Iran?

Lt. Shaffer on Ron Paul’s foreign policy

Ron Paul and the Dogs of War

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2012-01-19
Ron Paul and the Dogs of War

Michael Scheuer on the wars Ron Paul would wage

The Government’s War on Photography

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-19
The Government’s War on Photography

The right to film and to privacy

The War Over War (Tonight at 10PM on FBN)

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-19
Government does too much, but defense is what government is supposed to do: keep us safe from our enemies. But Ron Paul says our current government goes too far. This week, we debate that. David Henderson, an economist at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School sa...

17 Facts About The Decline Of The U.S. Auto Industry That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-19
Very few things illustrate how dramatically America has been deindustrialized than the stunning decline of the U.S. auto industry.  Once upon a time, the United States literally taught the rest of the world how to make cars.  We were the ones that inven

17 Facts About The Decline Of The U.S. Auto Industry That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-19
Very few things illustrate how dramatically America has been deindustrialized than the stunning decline of the U.S. auto industry.  Once upon a time, the United States literally taught the rest of the world how to make cars.  We were the ones that inven

Fed Urges Support for Housing Market

The Freeman 2012-01-19
“Top Federal Reserve officials are prodding the White House and Congress to take more aggressive action to stop the free-fall in the housing market, warning that the U.S. economy will remain sluggish and vulnerable and will not fully recover until h

How Much Economic Freedom Do We Have in the United States? - by Judge Andrew Napolitano

BenSwann.com 2012-01-19
The root of economic freedom is the recognition of the right to own private property. That includes the right to utilize it unmolested, to dispose of it without anyone’s permission and to exclude anyone from it, even the government. Suffice it to sa

Penta-Gone-Wrong

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-19
Tonight on my show we'll debate whether the trillions of dollars we spend on defense (and offense?) really make us safer. One excess of government that we don't cover tonight is covered ably this week in the Wall Street Journal. Arthur Herman writes about unco...

The Peter Schiff Show: Kotlikoff Interview

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-19

Conservatives versus Libertarians on Income Taxation

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-18
The current debate over income-tax rates in the GOP presidential race highlights another major difference between conservatives and libertarians. It is a debate that involves moral, philosophical, economic, and practical issues. Most important, it is a de

The Limits of the Local

The Freeman 2012-01-18
A global economy has room for the local, while mandatory localism cannot meet the needs of those who prefer to buy global.

Debt Limit Again at Issue in Congress

The Freeman 2012-01-18
“The House returns this week to a vote on a resolution to reject President Obama’s request to raise the national debt limit, now 15.24 trillion, by $1.2 trillion – the final element of a debt ceiling agreement that Congress approved on A

Warning Signs That We Should Prepare For The Worst

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-18
The warning signs are all around us.  All we have to do is open up our eyes and look at them.  Almost every single day there are more prominent voices in the financial world telling us that a massive economic crisis is coming and that we need to prepare

Warning Signs That We Should Prepare For The Worst

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-18
The warning signs are all around us.  All we have to do is open up our eyes and look at them.  Almost every single day there are more prominent voices in the financial world telling us that a massive economic crisis is coming and that we need to prepare

A Tax Loophole Worth Closing

2012-01-18
According to ABC News, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said he "probably" pays about 15% in federal incomes taxes: Romney said he “probably” pays only about 15 percent in federal taxes because most of his earnings come from capit

The U.S. And Italy Have Very Similar National Debt Profiles

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-18
Objectively speaking, the U.S. and Italy, for instance, have very similar national debt profiles. Yet interest rates in Washington are currently 600 basis points lower than they are in Rome.This means that Americans can borrow and spend much more. The res

Is the Money Shot DOA in LA?

The Libertarian Entrepreneur 2012-01-18

Websites Go on Strike Against IP Bills

The Freeman 2012-01-18
“Some very well known and highly popular websites, including Wikipedia and Reddit, effectively turned themselves off today, acting in protest of proposed congressional legislation that they believe poses a stark, existential threat to the core archi

This Is America Today, Part I

Gonzalo Lira 2012-01-18

Don't Trust Your Instincts

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-18
On my show last week - clips of it are here - I argued that our instincts about politics and economics are generally wrong. A most dangerous aspect of that is this: When a problem comes up: people instinctively think that government should do something. There...

What If The Government Takes Over Wikipedia?

Gonzalo Lira 2012-01-17
A quick post.As most people know, Wikipedia will go offline on Wednesday—in protest over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). The Financial Times has a brief but fairly comprehensive overview of what’s go

Protected: NNComm #227: Females & Risktaking

Marc Rudov 2012-01-17
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

In Praise of Homeschools

Tom's Opinions and Information 2012-01-17
The most admirable group of entrepreneurs is perhaps the least appreciated. Homeschool parents, or parentrepreneurs, are not waiting for politicians and technocrats to fix broken systems of education. Rather, they are eschewing the status quo and finding

Peter Boettke on Austrian Economics

The Freeman 2012-01-17
George Mason University Professor and FEE trustee Peter Boettke was interviewed about Austrian economics at The Browser. Pete is among the most knowledgeable people in the world about this important school of thought and the larger context in which it exi

Newt Gingrich to Juan Williams: Capitalism Is Not Racist

Big Government 2012-01-17
A funny thing happened in the GOP debate in South Carolina last night.  FOX NEWS’ Juan Williams implied racism in Speaker Newt Gingrich’s defense of capitalism, and Gingrich did not back down: Williams: Speaker Gingrich, you recently said,

What Could Go Wrong? Washington State Democrats Want to Create State-Owned Bank

Big Government 2012-01-17
OLYMPIA — State government stores money at Bank of America, buys goods with U.S. Bank cards and distributes welfare aid through JP Morgan Chase ATMs. Supporters of cutting such ties to big banks say the first step is to create a state-owned bank. The id

Mortgage Rates Fall to New Low

The Freeman 2012-01-17
“Fixed mortgage rates fell once again to a record low, offering a great opportunity for those who can afford to buy or refinance homes. But few are able to take advantage of the historic rates…. Mortgage rates are lower because they track the yiel

1 Million to Recall Walker, What It Means

Big Government 2012-01-17
Democrats and their leftwing allies are touting the fact that they reached their 1 million-signature goal in the effort to recall Governor Scott Walker. Political observers on both sides of the spectrum had predicted that a recall would proceed because or

EXCLUSIVE–Former Bush Counternarcotics Advisor: We’re Losing the Drug War Because of Government Bureaucracy

Big Government 2012-01-17
Big Government has obtained exclusive excerpts of a book scheduled to be released next month, which outline problems with the federal government’s handling of the drug war. The book, The Border Challenge, authored by T. Michael Andrews, a former adviser

Can Ron Paul Pull Off an Upset in S.C. Primary?

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2012-01-17
Can Ron Paul Pull Off an Upset in S.C. Primary?

Nick Gillespie on the S.C. GOP Primary

How about a 0% Income Tax?

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2012-01-17
How about a 0% Income Tax?

Abolishing the income tax

‘OCCUPY INTERNET’– Stop SOPA!

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-17
‘OCCUPY INTERNET’– Stop SOPA!

DC’s proposed anti-piracy measure

Ron Paul’s Super PAC Speaks

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-17
Ron Paul’s Super PAC Speaks

Why positivity still works in politics

Killing Dissent with War

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-17
A point made by James Madison might well explain the U.S. government’s strangulation of Iran's economy with ever-tightening sanctions: 'Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended.'...

More Ridiculous Leftist Propaganda: The Chevy Volt Song… and Dance

Big Government 2012-01-17
What’s an absurd Leftist policy without an agitprop song to accompany the inanity? The attempted spoonful-of-sugar to help force down the bad Progressive medicine they are pushing. Which brings us to General Motors (GM) and one of the Leftist ideologica

More Insane Rules

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-17
The pointless regulations keep coming. But this one is dumber than most: I had to read it a few times and then contact the officials who required it to discover that the only point of the sign is: it's illegal to not have it. Is this some bureaucrat's idea of...

Breaking-> Big Labor Says It Has 1 Million Signatures to Trigger Recall of Wis. Gov. Scott Walker

Big Government 2012-01-17
The Big-Labor backed Walker Recall coalition says they’ve turned in a million signatures today, well in excess of the 540,000 necessary to trigger a recall later this year. Our report: We’ll continue to bring you the latest on this, includin

Dead Movement Walking: Pelosi Tries to Distance Herself, Dems from #Occupy Movement

Big Government 2012-01-17
As the boss says, Nancy “1%-er” Pelosi has clearly read the internal polls on the #Occupy “movement.” On the same day that a few dozen #Occupiers descended and Capitol Hill, one of whom was arrested for assaulting a cop, Dame Pelos

112 Questions To Ask Yourself In 2012

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-17
The beginning of each year is a great time to evaluate the direction of your life and to ask yourself some very important questions.  Often we get so busy just living life that we lose our perspective.  It is important for each of us to take time once i

112 Questions To Ask Yourself In 2012

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-17
The beginning of each year is a great time to evaluate the direction of your life and to ask yourself some very important questions.  Often we get so busy just living life that we lose our perspective.  It is important for each of us to take time once i

Video Market Update

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-17

Oil Drops below $99

The Freeman 2012-01-17
“Oil prices drifted lower Friday on concerns about European credit downgrades. A European recession would slow demand for oil and push oil prices lower.” (Christian Science Monitor) Presumably, “greed” remains unchanged. FEE Timely Classic

January 17, 2012

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-17
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 By:  Mark Hanna Decent economic data out of China, along with lower infla

Greece Short on Time as Debt Talks Stumble

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-17
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Inside the Fed in 2006: A Coming Crisis, and Banter

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-17
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  New York Times Link:  http://www.nyt

Iceland Makes Fledgling Recovery from Meltdown

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-17
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Washington Post Link:  http://www.wa

ECB Seeks Plan B

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-17
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Wall Street Journal Link:  http://on

China Growth Far From Hard Landing

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-17
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Overnight Deposits at ECB Top Half a Trillion Euros

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-17
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  http://www.reuters.co

Spanish Home Prices Decline for 13th Quarter

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-17
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Emerging Stocks Rise as China Data Fuels Optimism

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-17
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

The Peter Schiff Speaking Tour in Nashua, New Hampshire!

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-17
Content Type:  Event Event Location:  Crowne Plaza Nashua Event Date: 

Ack! They Are Actually Going To Let Greece Default!

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-16
I wish that I had an "aha moment" to share with you today, but instead all I have is an "ack moment" to share.  As I was analyzing all of the info coming out of Europe in recent days, I came to the following realization: "Ack! They are actually going to

Ack! They Are Actually Going To Let Greece Default!

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-16
I wish that I had an "aha moment" to share with you today, but instead all I have is an "ack moment" to share.  As I was analyzing all of the info coming out of Europe in recent days, I came to the following realization: "Ack! They are actually going to

Questions Hover over Private Equity Firms

The Freeman 2012-01-16
“The private equity industry has historically made money through a formula of buying troubled companies, restructuring them through layoffs and other cost-saving moves, then reselling them.” (Los Angeles Times) Creative destruction. FEE Timely

Stossel - s2011 | e99 - Thu, Dec 29, 2011

John Stossel at Hulu.com 2012-01-16
Stossel's 'Libertarian Year in Review'Add this to your queueAdded: Tue Jan 17 03:42:21 UTC 2012Air date: Thu Dec 29 00:00:00 UTC 2011Duration: 41:14

Left & Right Against The Fed

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-16
Left & Right Against The Fed

Dennis Kucinich takes on the Fed

The Road to the Gold Standard

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-16
The Road to the Gold Standard

How to get to a gold standard

Three Bombs Explode at Italian Tax Collection Office

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-16
Reuters reports that three explosive devices blew up outside the Naples offices of Equitalia, a state agency that collects overdue taxes and fines, breaking windows but injuring no one on Monday night, a police official told Reuters: Police said no group

The Steps to Returning to a Gold Standard?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-16
The Steps to Returning to a Gold Standard?

The Judge explains the gold standard

Stossel - s2011 | e98 - Thu, Dec 22, 2011

John Stossel at Hulu.com 2012-01-16
Stossel's 'What a Wonderful World!'Add this to your queueAdded: Tue Jan 17 03:42:21 UTC 2012Air date: Thu Dec 22 00:00:00 UTC 2011Duration: 41:14

Dr. Ron Paul: Master of Monetary Policy

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-16
Dr. Ron Paul: Master of Monetary Policy

Ron Paul on the Gold Standard

November Trade Deficit Up

The Freeman 2012-01-16
“The U.S. trade deficit widened in November for the first time in five months, largely because of a spike in the price of imported oil.” (USA Today) A trade deficit in itself is nothing to worry about. FEE Timely Classic “A Deficit of Un

Tax Unfairness: Bottom 99% Pays Only 63% of Income Taxes

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-16
In a 2007 blog post appearing in The American Stephen Moore reported that the top one percent of American income earners pay 37% of the federal income tax: The latest data show that a big portion of the federal income tax burden is shoul­dered by

The Keynesian Cure for Hunger: Eat More

The Freeman 2012-01-16
For millennia people were starving to death and the solution was right there in front of them.

Socialism Violates Christian Principles

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-16
Amidst all the discussion and debate over the theological differences between Mormons and Protestants and Catholics, most everyone fails to focus on a critical issue: Are welfare-state programs consistent with Christian principles?...

No-bama

2012-01-16
In trying to decide who should be our next President, we first have to ask if our current President deserves a second term. This should be based upon his performance in office, not on the political party to which he belongs. Does Obama deserve a second te

Long Term Investing

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-15
My investment strategy has always focused on understanding longer term trends, where my track record has been extraordinary, and has discouraged efforts at short term market timing. - in the Little Book of Bull MovesPeter Schiff`s comments on the economy,

Urine-Gate. Right? Wrong? Or Incorrigible?

Undoctrination.org 2012-01-15
There has been quite a bit of reporting and editorializing on the subject of the video of U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban terrorists a few days ago.  I was told that upon hearing of the incident the President was relieved to hear that it

Romney and Capitalism on Trial

Star Parker 2012-01-15
According to a new Pew Research Center survey, 66 percent of respondents agree that there are "very strong" or "strong" conflicts between rich and poor in America. This is up from 47 percent that agreed with this two...

If You Are A Blue Collar Worker In America You Are An Endangered Species

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-15
Have you ever heard of the dodo bird?  Once upon a time, dodo birds lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.  But if you go there today you won't find any because they are extinct.  Well, if you are a blue collar worker in America today it

If You Are A Blue Collar Worker In America You Are An Endangered Species

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-15
Have you ever heard of the dodo bird?  Once upon a time, dodo birds lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.  But if you go there today you won't find any because they are extinct.  Well, if you are a blue collar worker in America today it

Saturday Open Thread: Casablanca Edition

Big Government 2012-01-14
Today, in 1943, FDR and Winston Churchill met in Casablanca to discuss the future course of the war.

A Nickel Ain`t Worth A Dime Anymore

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-14

US Communist Leader: OWS ‘a Wake Up Call to All Who Remain Committed to a Revolutionary Marxist-Leninist Direction’

Big Government 2012-01-13
You may think the Occupy Wall Street movement is fading away. You may think that colder weather and tougher local authorities will see “Occupy” crumble into nothingness. You may think it was all much ado about nothing. Well you may possibly

Bam! Bam! Bam! Huge Financial Bombs Just Got Dropped All Over Europe

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-13
The European debt crisis has just gone to an entirely new level.  Just when it seemed like things may be stabilizing somewhat, we get news of huge financial bombs being dropped all over Europe.  Very shortly after U.S. financial markets closed on Friday

Bam! Bam! Bam! Huge Financial Bombs Just Got Dropped All Over Europe

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-13
The European debt crisis has just gone to an entirely new level.  Just when it seemed like things may be stabilizing somewhat, we get news of huge financial bombs being dropped all over Europe.  Very shortly after U.S. financial markets closed on Friday

ShoreBank Scandal Fallout: Fines, Suspension, Supervision for College Illinois Fund Adviser

Big Government 2012-01-13
Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Alvin Boutte, Jr., the adviser who encouraged the state to invest in Democrats’ beloved ShoreBank as it was failing, has agreed to pay a fine, to have his securities license suspended, and to work under &#

‘Green’ Stimulus Boondoggle Brings Fewer Than 20 Jobs for $6 Million

Big Government 2012-01-13
Another tale of OPM addiction. OPM. Other People’s Money. The problems with ‘green job’ creation and the incompetence of the federal government are both evident when analyzing how a “stimulus” program failed to produce jobs in Wisconsin. Ot

Limits to Idiocy?

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-13
Today I was shocked to see the new Mercedes Benz advertising campaign: Great. Mercedes goes Communist? It had something to do with a new web application that is supposed to make it easier for people to car pool. Car pools-sharing-Communism-Che Guevera and Rev...

Intelligence Officer: Ron Paul’s Right on Iran

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-13
Intelligence Officer: Ron Paul’s Right on Iran

Lt. Shaffer on Ron Paul and Iran

Baseball’s Integration Good for Business

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-13
Baseball’s Integration Good for Business

Civil rights movement was good for business

Life in Orwellian Times

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-13
Life in Orwellian Times

How does a Patriot Act?

Everyone Must Vote?

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-13
Everyone Must Vote?

Are most voters ignorant?

The People vs. Mitt Romney

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-13
The People vs. Mitt Romney

The libertarian case against Mitt Romney

Judge Rejects Suit to Add Candidates to Virginia Primary Ballot

Big Government 2012-01-13
(Reuters) – A federal judge in Virginia on Friday refused to order that candidates Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman be added to the ballot in the state’s March 6 Republican presidential primary election after they failed to qualify.

Conservatives Are Socialists Too

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-13
Conservatives love to accuse President Obama of being a socialist. But as the old adage goes, when they point their finger at Obama, they've got three fingers pointing back at themselves....

CA Gov. Brown Shuts Down ‘Recovery’ Website as State Faces $21 Billion Budget Deficit, 129 Companies Leave

Big Government 2012-01-13
In the face of strong national consumer spending and private sector employment gains, State Controller John Chiang released California’s December financial statement showing the General Fund is running a staggering cash deficit of $21 billion on an $88.

Austrian Economics Hits the Headlines

The Freeman 2012-01-13
Austrian economic theory describes how purposive action by fallible human beings unintentionally generates a grand, complex, and orderly market process.

Fed Officials Didn’t See the Crisis Coming

The Freeman 2012-01-13
“[Federal Reserve] officials, meeting every six weeks to discuss the health of the nation’s economy, gave little credence to the possibility that the faltering housing market would weigh on the broader economy, according to transcripts that the Fe

Black Friday: S&P Downgrades Nine Euro-zone Countries

Big Government 2012-01-13
(Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro- zone countries, stripping France and Austria of their coveted triple-A status but not EU paymaster Germany, in a Black Friday the 13th for the troubled single curren

Health Insurer Told to Rescind Premium Increase

The Freeman 2012-01-13
“The Obama administration said Thursday that rate increases sought by a health insurance company were unreasonable, and it ordered the insurer to rescind them or justify its refusal to do so.” (New York Times) We know where this leads. FEE Tim

Busts Are Not Punishments for Booms

The Freeman 2012-01-13
As a follow-up to today’s TGIF about Matthew Yglesias’s critique of Austrian economics, I note that he claims that for Austrians “the suffering of a bust is a kind of cosmic payback for the boom.” Paul Krugman has similarly charged

Americans Cannot Trust Obama Wielding So Much Power

Tom's Opinions and Information 2012-01-13
Paging the Tea Party. Where are the many of you who esteem limited, constitutional government? The silence is deafening.After briefly reacquiring constitutional principles Republicans have been hijacked again by Neo Cons who seemingly believe our mighty m

Fed Plays PR Games

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-13
By:  John Browne Friday, January 13, 2012 The world was taken by surprise recently by the Federal

We Must Repudiate Big Government

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-13

Obama Wants Trade and Commerce Agencies Consolidated

The Freeman 2012-01-13
“President Obama will ask Congress on Friday for the power to shrink the federal government, proposing a first step of combining several trade- and commerce-related agencies under a plan that the White House said could eliminate more than 1,000 jobs

January 13, 2012

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-13
Friday, January 13, 2012 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks faltered Friday but finished off their worst l

Inside the Fed in 2006: A Coming Crisis, and Banter

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-13
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  New York Times Link:  http://www.nyt

France Loses Triple-A Rating On S&P Downgrade: Report

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-13
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNBC Link:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/4

Italy Bond Auction Fails to Match Spanish Success

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-13
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  http://www.reuters.co

U.S. Debt Nears $15.194 Trillion Ceiling

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-13
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Wall Street Journal Link:  http://bl

China Gold Hoarding Turns Traders Most Bullish

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-13
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

US Corporate Creditworthiness Falls, Says S&P

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-13
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Financial Times Link:  http://www.ft

U.S. Trade Deficit Widens Beyond Forecast

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-13
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Fed’s Image Tarnished by Newly Released Documents

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-13
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Washington Post Link:  http://www.wa

President Wants Tax Incentives to Bring Jobs Home

The Freeman 2012-01-12
“President Obama said on Wednesday that he would propose tax incentives for companies to bring home manufacturing jobs they had moved overseas, and curtail tax breaks for those that keep relocating jobs abroad.” (New York Times) More governmen

What If Elections Dont Matter? - by Judge Andrew Napolitano

BenSwann.com 2012-01-12
What if Democrats and Republicans were two wings of the same bird of prey? What if elections were actually useful tools of social control? What if they just provided the populace with meaningless participation in a process that validates an establishment

The Media Vs. Ron Paul

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-12
The Media Vs. Ron Paul

Jack Hunter on Media Bias

Fed Sees Economic Growth

The Freeman 2012-01-12
“The Federal Reserve’s latest ‘Beige Book’ confirms that the pace of economic activity around the country is picking up, with the notable exception of the housing market.” (Los Angeles Times) People persevere in spite of the obstacles. F

Buffett Ups the Ante

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-12
Buffett Ups the Ante

Buffett battles the GOP; stopping SOPA

Paul’s Rebellion

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-12
Paul’s Rebellion

Ron Paul on his South Carolina chances

Your Instinct Is Wrong (Tonight at 10PM on FBN)

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-12
Instinct tells us flying is dangerous, charity helps the poor, price gouging is evil, and every adult should vote. This week, I challenge those instincts and so do some of our guests, including Leda Cosmides, a UC Santa Barbara psychologist and Michael Shermer...

Your Instinct Is Wrong (Sunday at 3pm ET on Fox News)

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-12
Instinct tells us flying is dangerous, charity helps the poor, price gouging is evil, and every adult should vote. This week, I challenge those instincts and so do some of our guests, including Leda Cosmides, a UC Santa Barbara psychologist and Michael Shermer...

Ron Paul, Foreign Policy, and the Republican Mainstream

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-12
One of the most fascinating aspects of the Ron Paul campaign is the standard reaction among supporters of all the other candidates -- that Paul's libertarian foreign-policy views are outside the Republican mainstream....

22 Signs That We Are On The Verge Of A Devastating Global Recession

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-12
2012 is shaping up to be a very tough year for the global economy.  All over the world there are signs that economic activity is significantly slowing down.  Many of these signs are detailed later on in this article.  But most people don't understand w

22 Signs That We Are On The Verge Of A Devastating Global Recession

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-12
2012 is shaping up to be a very tough year for the global economy.  All over the world there are signs that economic activity is significantly slowing down.  Many of these signs are detailed later on in this article.  But most people don't understand w

Kid Pan Alley Encouraging Students to ‘Compose’ Left-Wing Protest Songs

Big Government 2012-01-11
WASHINGTON, Va. – If you want to mesmerize small children and make them believe everything you’re saying, just grab a guitar and deliver your philosophy in the form of music. Soft sounds and attractive rhymes ring true with kids, regardles

Fannie Needs New Chief Exec

The Freeman 2012-01-11
“Fannie Mae Chief Executive Michael Williams said on Tuesday he was stepping down from the government-controlled mortgage firm, which is at the center of a fight over how to reduce foreclosures.” (Reuters) Just abolish it. FEE Timely Classic &

Liberals Love Their Daddy

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-11
Twelve years ago, I wrote an article entitled 'Electing Our Daddy,' which pointed out that every four years Americans go to the polls not just to elect a president bur also to elect a daddy, one who will take watch over them and take care of them, send th

Food Stamp Showdown: Sen. Sessions Demands ‘Immediate’ USDA ‘Explanation’ of Its Anti-Fraud Efforts

Big Government 2012-01-11
Continuing his fight against costly food stamp fraud and abuse, Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack requesting an immediate explanation of the USDA’s overs

Reality Check: Run Against Obama’s Record and Win (in a Landslide)

Big Government 2012-01-11
The Republican primaries are upon us. And while we’re asking if it will be Newt, Santorum, Perry, or Romney, we have to remember that no matter which Republican finally comes out on top, the cold hard truth is that there’s a fast pitch down the middle

States Sue U.S. Government over Medicaid

The Freeman 2012-01-11
“Twenty-six states challenging President Barack Obama’s sweeping healthcare overhaul filed a U.S. Supreme Court brief on Tuesday arguing the law unconstitutionally expands the Medicaid program for the poor and disabled. By threatening a loss o

Buffett’s Absurd Tax Challenge to Republicans

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-11
Self-declared undertaxed billionaire Warren Buffett says he’ll contribute money to the Treasury if self-declared overtaxed Republicans do the same. You read that right. Let me illustrate Buffet’s crazy reasoning with a bit of imaginary dialo

Obama’s Daley Blunder

Big Government 2012-01-11
You may recall when Hillary Clinton said the presidency is no place for on-the-job training. Three years into his term, Barack Obama seems to still be struggling to get up to speed, now having to replace his Chief of Staff, Bill Daley, to the surprise of

FDA in Bed With Bayer

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-11
FDA in Bed With Bayer

Government drugs and profits

Are We All Austrians Now?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-11
Are We All Austrians Now?

Lew Rockwell on Ron Paul

Gitmo: 10 Years Later

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-11
Gitmo: 10 Years Later

Gitmo prosecutor on trials and torture

GOP Strategist: ‘Ron Paul Can Beat Romney’

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-11
GOP Strategist: ‘Ron Paul Can Beat Romney’

Jack Burkman on Ron Paul

Wealth Tax, Conservatism and the Right to Privacy

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-11
In today’s WSJ, Stanford economics professor Ronald McKinnon makes what he calls a “conservative” case for a wealth tax (the emphasis is mine): In order to have a fairer tax system, we should implement a new federal wealth tax in addi

Pigford Hucksters Send Message to Obama: You’re Failing the ‘Litmus Test’

Big Government 2012-01-11
Thomas Burrell, head of the Black Farmers Agricultural Association, Inc., is not ready to leave the Pigford settlement business without a fight. Despite recent court setbacks, he is still threatening legal action. The fact that Burrell is calling out Pres

No More Go-along-to-Get-along

Big Government 2012-01-11
In politics, as in life, there can be an overwhelming temptation to go along to get along; to be a team player; to do the easy thing even when it’s not the right thing. For far too long, insiders from both parties have played these games. Talk up fisca

Not Just What, But How

The Freeman 2012-01-11
Only in a free-market economy, characterized by the private ownership of capital, could we figure out not just what to produce, but how best to produce it.

24 Statistics To Show To Anyone Who Believes That America Has A Bright Economic Future

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-11
Beware of bubbles of false hope.  Right now there is a lot of talk about how the U.S. economy is improving, but it is all a lie.  The mainstream media can be very seductive.  When you sit down to watch television your brain tends to go into a very rela

24 Statistics To Show To Anyone Who Believes That America Has A Bright Economic Future

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-11
Beware of bubbles of false hope.  Right now there is a lot of talk about how the U.S. economy is improving, but it is all a lie.  The mainstream media can be very seductive.  When you sit down to watch television your brain tends to go into a very rela

Crimes that Only Congress Can Get Away With

Big Government 2012-01-11
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Pejman Yousefzadeh and Kevin Holtsberry are joined by Peter Schweizer to discuss his book Throw Them All Out detailing how politicians get away with insider

Perils of Celebrity Central Banking

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-11
The commentary below is for the benefit of our readers from opinion makers and writers not associated with Euro Pacific. Opinions expressed are those of the writer, and may or may not reflect those held by Euro Pacif

German Recession Fears Weigh on Markets

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-11
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Associated Press Link:  http://www.g

Europe’s $39T Pension Threat Grows

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-11
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

IRS Used 'Bait-And-Switch' on Tax Amnesty

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-11
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CNBC Link:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/4

Spanish Banks Try to Build Their Way Out of Home Glut

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-11
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Wall Street Journal Link:  http://on

Bernanke Doubles Down on Fed Mortgage Bet

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-11
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Spain May Need Back-Door Bailout for Regions

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-11
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Mafia Now "Italy's No.1 Bank" as Crisis Bites

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-11
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  http://www.reuters.co

Regulators May Expand Definition of ’Too-Big-to-Fail’

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-11
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

New Task Force Set Up to Monitor China Trade

The Freeman 2012-01-10
“President Barack Obama plans to create a U.S. government task force designed to monitor China for possible trade and other commercial violations as part of a larger White House effort to get more assertive with Beijing this election year, people fa

Defending Kim Kardashian

Tom's Opinions and Information 2012-01-10
Unlike the majority of us who live relatively boring lives, Kim Kardashian has made a career out of selling the public an up-close-and-personal view of her private affairs. This recently included a rumored farce of a wedding to NBA superstar Kris Humphrie

Liberty Lovers

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-10
On my Fox Business show last week, I celebrated some people who fight for liberty. Election season is upon us and I could have cited Ron Paul as a defender of freedom, but I didn't. I had some other idea in my column this week. Alfred Kahn was a bureaucrat wh...

Free Market Capitalism

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-10
"We need to go back to the principles of free-market capitalism." - in azcentralPeter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Proof: How to Profit from the Coming Economic C

No Moral Standing to Complain about Iranian Conviction of American

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-10
U.S. officials are objecting to Iran's criminal conviction of an American for spying on behalf of the CIA. The Iranians have sentenced the American, 28-year-old Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, to death....

Oil Price Rises

The Freeman 2012-01-10
“Oil prices hovered below $102 a barrel Monday in Asia amid investor concern that a meeting between the leaders of Germany and France won’t yield a plan that will keep Europe from recession this year.” (Christian Science Monitor) Many fa

Positioning For A Dollar Crash

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-10

January 10, 2012

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-10
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday although the reasons were dif

It’s Official: U.S. Government Debt Equals GDP

The Freeman 2012-01-09
“The soaring national debt has reached a symbolic tipping point: It’s now as big as the entire U.S. economy. The amount of money the federal government owes to its creditors, combined with IOUs to government retirement and other programs, now

Deflation Fears Emerge

The Freeman 2012-01-09
“Ask most investors what they worry about, and they’ll tell you it’s inflation — specifically, a period of soaring prices that destroys the value of the dollar. But a growing number of economists and money managers are starting to worry about

"Free" Wheelchairs

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-09
Medicare is going broke, but almost no one wants to cut any of it. When Congressman Paul Ryan proposed tiny cuts, he was attacked for wanting to "throw granny off a cliff." In my Fox Business show on "Government Healthcare Gone Wrong," I reported how tax money...

Police State Across America

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-09
Police State Across America

Freedom Files from the police state

John Bolton on Ron Paul

Fox Business Freedom Watch 2012-01-09
John Bolton on Ron Paul

John Bolton on Ron Paul’s foreign policy

Live Free or Die in New Hampshire?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-09
Live Free or Die in New Hampshire?

Free Staters Support Ron Paul

How To Prepare For The Difficult Years Ahead

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-09
How should people prepare for the difficult years that are coming?  I get asked about that a lot.  Once people really examine the facts, it is not too hard to convince them that an economic collapse is coming.  But once they accept that reality, most o

How To Prepare For The Difficult Years Ahead

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-09
How should people prepare for the difficult years that are coming?  I get asked about that a lot.  Once people really examine the facts, it is not too hard to convince them that an economic collapse is coming.  But once they accept that reality, most o

Liberal Minimum-Wage Nonsense Hurts the Poor

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-09
The liberals are at it again. They're calling for another increase in the minimum wage in their purported attempt to help the poor. Two new minimum-wage articles have recently been posted on the liberal websites Counterpunch and Common Dreams. One is enti

Commerce and Artistic Freedom

The Freeman 2012-01-09
The dynamic merchant class gave birth to artistic freedom a thousand years ago, and today commerce continues to open new opportunities for creative expression to budding artists.

“No Child” a Symbol of Government Incompetence

The Freeman 2012-01-09
“The No Child Left Behind education law was cast as a symbol of possibility, offering the promise of improved schools for the nation’s poor and minority children and better prepared students in a competitive world. Yet after a decade on the bo

The Longer We Postpone, The Bigger The Problems Will Be

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-09

Tebow Time

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-08
As a result of the absolutely stunning 29-23 overtime victory by the Denver Broncos over the Pittsburgh Steelers, it seems inevitable that "Tebow Time" will become a household phrase all over America.  The string of last second victories that we have see

Tebow Time

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-08
As a result of the absolutely stunning 29-23 overtime victory by the Denver Broncos over the Pittsburgh Steelers, it seems inevitable that "Tebow Time" will become a household phrase all over America.  The string of last second victories that we have see

Cavemen and Middlemen

The Freeman 2012-01-08
Middlemen helped bring mankind out of caves and into prosperity; in return they have been reviled, persecuted, and killed.

Blasting Prince Andrew this morning

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-08
WBEN Dave Debo Show, 10:45am. Listen online.

NAACP Plantation Masters Play Race Card Again

Star Parker 2012-01-08
Rick Santorum must be "racist" because he thinks all people, regardless of ethnicity, should have the dignity of self sufficiency. At least that's how the NAACP sees it. Talking about pushing back against those in...

A Home Education Apologia

Undoctrination.org 2012-01-08
Upon hearing that we are ‘home-schooling’ parents, many people ask my wife and I “Why?”. The long and the short of it is very simple. We as parents have found the system largely responsible for the education of American children to

Newt Says Mitt Raised Taxes on the Blind?

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-07
Chris Moody of The Ticket reports that : Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has added a new item to his repertoire of attacks against Mitt Romney since his decision to turn up the heat on the former governor, telling a local Republican group

Join Me As I Say: No.

Gonzalo Lira 2012-01-07
When I was about 15 or 16, I read Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago. The book is a history of the Soviet concentration camp system between 1918 and 1956, based on the testimony of actual prison inmates, of which Solzhenitsyn was one—and it had a pr

IRS Relaxes Innocent Spouse Rules

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-06
WebCPA reports that the IRS has extended innocent spouse relief to a greater number of taxpayers under newly proposed guidelines. The new proposed guidelines are designed to offer relief to more innocent spouses who request equitable relief from income t

Cuts? What cuts?

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-06
Once again, some people are hysterical about nonexistent cuts to the military. Yesterday, President Obama announced that over the next 10 years he wants to slow the increase in military spending. Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) criticized "massive cuts to our mil...

Unemployment Down, But Outlook Is Iffy

The Freeman 2012-01-06
“The U.S. job market strengthened in the second half of 2011, and added 200,000 jobs in December while the unemployment rate fell to 8.5% from 8.6% a month earlier.” (USA Today) “Indications are that the nation’s gloomy jobs picture co

Forbes: Create 17% Flat Tax

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-06
Forbes: Create 17% Flat Tax

Forbes on free enterprise

Cops Caught on Camera

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-06
Cops Caught on Camera

Cop-themed freedom files

BB&T Chairman on Opposing TARP

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-06
BB&T Chairman on Opposing TARP

BB&T Bank Chairman on banking system, lending

Bipartisan Bird of Prey

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-06
Bipartisan Bird of Prey

What if elections didn’t matter?

CIA Chief Endorses Ron Paul

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-06
CIA Chief Endorses Ron Paul

Michael Scheuer on Ron Paul

Are Millionaires Champions of Freedom?

Fox business: Stossel 2012-01-06
Are Millionaires Champions of Freedom?

Should we celebrate millionaires?

The Compassion of Ron Paul

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-06
The Compassion of Ron Paul

How Ron Paul helped James Williams

Obama Admits Tax Cuts Create Jobs

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-06
The economy added 200,000 jobs in December and President Obama is taking credit for it. The only problem is what he’s taking credit for happens to be tax cuts. Here’s an excerpt of Obama’s speech from the White House website (emphasis

Time to End the War on Poverty

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-06
Wouldn't it be great if some mainstream pundit were to ask the following question of the Republican presidential candidates: 'Do you believe that the time has come to end the war on poverty?'...

The Problem With Socialism

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-06
The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money. -- Peter Schiff, quoted in TwitterPeter Schiff`s comments on the economy, stock markets, politics and gold. Schiff is the renowned writer of the bestseller Crash Proof: How

IRS To Conduct Show Audits of Uber-Rich in Election Year

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-06
The AP reports that the IRS has continued to allocate more of its resources to the examination of the tax returns of the super rich: One in eight people earning at least $1 million annually was audited by the Internal Revenue Service last year, making th

Dangerous Debt

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-05
I've written before about our exploding national debt. But all the trillions and billions can be hard to comprehend. It's why this image from a chain e-mail has gone viral: It is almost all accurate, except it gives Congress too much credit. Yes, politicians ...

Champions of Freedom (Saturday at 10PM, Sunday at 1 AM & 5AM on FNC)

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-05
This week, a tribute to people who make a difference in the fight for freedom. People on the street in New York City told us that politicians are champions of freedom. Maybe a few have been -- but I'd argue that most politicians are enemies of freedom. Tonight...

All my recent posts on Ron Paul running third party

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-05
Ron Paul as Third Party Candidate More brain unwashing on Ron Paul running third party More to come from a Liberty Movement political consultant who has followed every presidential race since 1968.

Stossel - s2011 | e97 - Thu, Dec 15, 2011

John Stossel at Hulu.com 2012-01-05
Gov't Health Care Gone Wrong: Stossel looks at the unintended consequences of government, meddling, health care.Add this to your queueAdded: Fri Jan 06 02:48:14 UTC 2012Air date: Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 UTC 2011Duration: 41:14Rating: 4.8 / 5.0

A Staunch Conservative/Libertarian Presidential Candidate…… Mission Impossible?

Undoctrination.org 2012-01-05
  Paramount Pictures released its newest Tom Cruise Mission Impossible movie a few weeks ago to great fanfare and an all out advertising blitz. Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt, and true to the title of the film, Hunt takes on the seemingly imp

Protected: NNComm #226: Will Males Ever Grow a Pair?

Marc Rudov 2012-01-05
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

Out of the mouth of a big government conservative

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-05
“One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a Libertarianish right. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to to do whatever they want to do. Government should keep our taxes down and keep our regulations lo

The Case for Mitt Romney

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-05
The Case for Mitt Romney

John Sununu on Mitt Romney

Mike Huckabee on 2008 and 2012 Primaries

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-05
Mike Huckabee on 2008 and 2012 Primaries

Huckabee on the Primary season

BofA’s Eighty Cent Foreclosure

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-05
BofA’s Eighty Cent Foreclosure

Youth unemployment and mortgage woes

Debt’s Not Hard to Understand

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-05
Debt’s Not Hard to Understand

Debt is evil?

Stossel - s2011 | e95 - Thu, Dec 1, 2011

John Stossel at Hulu.com 2012-01-05
Nasty Consequences: Stossel looks at many new, well-intended government laws... and their nasty unintended consequences.Add this to your queueAdded: Fri Jan 06 02:48:14 UTC 2012Air date: Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 UTC 2011Duration: 41:14Rating: 4.8 / 5.0

Linda Beale Defends the Inequality Tax

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-05
Tax law professor and blogger Linda Beale chimes in on the Inequality Tax: I’ve often argued here that vast inequality is harmful to democracy, and that the kind of unequal society that we have today, reflected the Gilded Age of yore, is especially

Life in Bizarro World

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-05
Sometimes I feel like I'm living in an alternative universe, one that is similar to Bizarro World, which was introduced in the early 1960s in Superman comics. It's a world in which everything that is normal is considered abnormal, and everything that is a

More brain unwashing on Ron Paul running third party

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-05
Look, how does a small number of people–the power elite–control a large number of people–us? By brainwashing us through their public relations firm we call the Mainstream Media. Brainwashing involves the endless repetition of baseless as

Big Government Cannot Pay Its Bills, Again - by Judge Andrew Napolitano

BenSwann.com 2012-01-05
Since Barack Obama became president on Jan. 20, 2009, the federal government has not had a budget. It did not have one for the first two years of his presidency, when Democrats controlled both houses of Congress, and it did not have one for 2011, when the

Romney’s Tax Returns

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-05
BusinessWeek’s Julie Hirschfield Davis wonders why Mitt Romney says he won’t release his income tax returns: Romney, a multimillionaire who is by far the wealthiest of the Republican presidential candidates, said he has no plans to release his

Stossel - s2011 | e96 - Thu, Dec 11, 2011

John Stossel at Hulu.com 2012-01-05
CEO Show: Stossel talks with 6 CEOs of major companies -- including Staples and Best Buy -- about who REALLY creates jobs.Add this to your queueAdded: Fri Jan 06 02:48:14 UTC 2012Air date: Sun Dec 11 00:00:00 UTC 2011Duration: 41:14Rating: 4.6 / 5.0

The US Dollar Is Riding Higher But...

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-05
Right now, the dollar is riding high. But it's still down over 30 percent over the last decade as measured by the generous US Dollar Index. Gold, by contrast, is up over 350 percent in that period. Of course, past performance does not guarantee future res

An Opportunity To Buy Contra-Dollar Assets on the Cheap

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-05

This Could Be The Year That Gold Beats Its Inflation-Adjusted All-Time High

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-05

Another Reason Ron Paul running 3rd party won’t help Obama

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-05
Ron Paul has 21% in one poll as a third party candidate without even trying. It’s reasonable to assume that even in a disappointing effort, Ron would win a few states. Let’s say he wins Texas, Nevada, Montana and New Hampshire. He would collec

Look Out Below – The Nightmarish Decline Of The Euro Has Begun

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-05
The euro is a dying currency.  On Thursday, the EUR/USD fell below 1.28 for the first time since September 2010.  In fact, as I write this the EUR/USD is sitting at 1.2791.  Back in July, the EUR/USD was over 1.45.  But this is just the beginning.  T

Look Out Below – The Nightmarish Decline Of The Euro Has Begun

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-05
The euro is a dying currency.  On Thursday, the EUR/USD fell below 1.28 for the first time since September 2010.  In fact, as I write this the EUR/USD is sitting at 1.2791.  Back in July, the EUR/USD was over 1.45.  But this is just the beginning.  T

Ideas Have Sex...and We're Better for It

John Stossel 's Take 2012-01-04
Did you know that ideas have sex? Think about it this way: one idea goes to a bar and meets another idea. They get together -- and however many days or months later (I'm not sure how it works with ideas) -- a baby results. The baby idea has the best traits ...

Disaster Response Restores Confidence in Government?

The Freeman 2012-01-04
In a memorable episode of the cult-classic cartoon series “The Tick,” the title character is seen in the local café regaling fellow superheroes with his latest adventure, in which he single-handedly stopped an alien plot that would have sucked the ea

The Euro: The Folly of Political Currency

The Freeman 2012-01-04
The financial markets continue to surge and collapse based on the latest news from Europe. As of this writing, the big events are Slovakia’s unwillingness to contribute to a bailout fund and the failure of Dexia, a French-Belgian bank with assets of alm

Occupying Wall Street

The Freeman 2012-01-04
The Occupy Wall Street agenda is vague, but the protesters at least have the good sense to know that something is awry with the political-economic system we labor under. Protesters carried a variety of signs, one of which stated, “End corporate welfare.

Tough on Immigration Is Tough on Economic Growth

The Freeman 2012-01-04
Not to be outdone by Arizona’s tough immigration law of 2010, Alabama and Georgia legislators passed their own immigration bills in 2011. The bills received a great deal of media attention because they were widely touted as good for growth and job creat

National-Security Assassination of Americans in 1973

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-04
A Chilean judge has indicted a retired U.S. Naval officer, Capt. Ray E. Davis, in the murder of two American citizens in Chile during the U.S.-supported Pinochet coup in 1973. The indictment indicates that the U.S. military and the CIA may have been respo

Layoffs for Some, Big Payouts for Others in New York School District

Big Government 2012-01-04
Yesterday we wrote about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s attempts to end the practice of paying bonuses to public sector employees, just for not calling in sick to work. Across the Hudson River, a New York school district is also suffering the side

Some Sins of Textbook Economics

The Freeman 2012-01-04
People who are ignorant of economics are susceptible to all sorts of misunderstandings. Fortunately knowledge of even just the basics of sound economics is a powerful inoculant against many dangerous falsehoods and half-truths. This fact, however, does no

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism

The Freeman 2012-01-04
What do the following have in common: hungry Venezuelans, starving North Koreans, ecological devastation in the former Soviet Union, and functionally illiterate students in Washington, D.C., high schools? Give up? They are all consequences of socialism. I

Rick Santorum’s Big Government Problem

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-04
Rick Santorum’s Big Government Problem

Is Rick Santorum too big government?

Can Ron Paul Take New Hampshire?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-04
Can Ron Paul Take New Hampshire?

Ron Paul’s N.H. ground game

Gary Johnson, Spoiler?

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-04
Gary Johnson, Spoiler?

Gary Johnson still running for President

California’s Death Penalty: Unusual but Not Cruel

Big Government 2012-01-04
Big Government contributor Charles C. Johnson writes against California’s bid to abolish capital punishment in the Los Angeles Times. He thanks Big Government contributor and past assemblyman Chuck Devore of the Texas Public Policy Foundation for th

Lessons From the Iowa Caucus

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-04
Lessons From the Iowa Caucus

The Judge’s take on Iowa

Ron Paul’s Secret Plan to Win

Fox Business: Napolitano 2012-01-04
Ron Paul’s Secret Plan to Win

Judge Nap on Ron Paul’s Caucus results

Libertarianism, from A to Z

The Freeman 2012-01-04
Harvard University economist Jeffrey Miron’s primer on libertarian thought proceeds just as the title indicates: a collection of alphabetically arranged short essays on 105 topics. This is a more effective technique than one might imagine: Since many pe

Blowing Bubbles: Getting Ready for the Next Bust

The Freeman 2012-01-04
Imagine you are a private in the army. Your sergeant orders you to dig a hole. When you finish, the sergeant is horrified to find that you have dug a hole. He dresses you down and then orders you to dig another hole. Insane? Welcome to today’s world of

Going to Graceland

The Freeman 2012-01-04
A recent trip to Memphis took me to Elvis Presley’s famed home, Graceland. Touring Presley’s mansion and its grounds is fascinating for fans of his music, and the Presley estate has done a marvelous job in capturing his music and life. But visiting Gr

More Indoctrination From the ‘Occupy’ Songwriters at Kid Pan Alley

Big Government 2012-01-04
Earlier this week, a Virginia-based organization came under fire for leading 3rd grade students at Woodbrook Elementary in Charlottesville to write a song titled “We Are Part of the 99.” The song, with its reference to the 1 percent and 99 percent was

New Threats to Freedom: From Banning Ice Cream Trucks in Brooklyn to Abandoning Democracy Around the World

The Freeman 2012-01-04
New Threats to Freedom, edited and introduced by HarperCollins’s executive editor Adam Bellow, is an ambitious anthology. Its premise: The twentieth century faced unique threats to freedom, such as communism and fascism, and the 21st century equally con

No Tax Pledger Grover Norquist is Tax Man of the Year

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-04
From Paul Caron: Year in Review: The 2011 Person of the Year, 134 Tax Notes 7 (Jan. 3, 2012): The dire state of tax politics became woefully evident in 2011,  as fragile optimism about the possibility of tax reform bumped into the  harsh reality of poli

What Government Should Be Doing in the Markets

Big Government 2012-01-04
As we head into the 2012 debate, we must remember the proper relationship between government and markets. The government’s job is to ensure that the system is fair, that people can enforce their rights, that people get the information they need, and th

How to prepare financially when a loved one dies

The Libertarian Republic 2012-01-04
This is not a time in your life when you want to think about finances, but unfortunately it is important to review these things soon after your loved ones death. If you do not think that you will be able to get through it, ask a family member or friend to

THIS MAKES ME SICK!

Tom's Opinions and Information 2012-01-04

The Reason Our Economy Got Into So Much Trouble

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-04
The reason our economy got into so much trouble is because we completely abandoned the free market and we followed the government policies of Bush and now we have got the even bigger government policies of Obama. - in Business InsiderPeter Schiff`s commen

34 Shocking Facts About U.S. Debt That Should Set America On Fire With Anger

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-04
We have all been lied to.  For decades, the leaders of both major political parties have promised us that they can fix our current system and that they can get our national debt under control.  As the 2012 election approaches, they are making all kinds

34 Shocking Facts About U.S. Debt That Should Set America On Fire With Anger

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-04
We have all been lied to.  For decades, the leaders of both major political parties have promised us that they can fix our current system and that they can get our national debt under control.  As the 2012 election approaches, they are making all kinds

EXCLUSIVE: Military Probing Army Reserve Corporal Who Campaigned for Ron Paul in Uniform in Iowa – UPDATE: Army Disputes Number of Tours Claimed by Soldier

Big Government 2012-01-04
Big Government has learned that Corporal Jesse Thorsen, 28, who promoted presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) while in uniform during yesterday’s Iowa caucuses, is being probed by his Army Reserve unit for violation of Department of Defense R

Gone Skiing (Zermatt, baby—yeah!)

Gonzalo Lira 2012-01-04

BREAKING on Fast and Furious: Holder to Appear Before Issa’s Committee on Feb. 2

Big Government 2012-01-04
I just received an email update from Congressman Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) office, stating that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on February 2. The questions will center on

2012 Presidential Race

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-04

Obama’s EPA Opens Another Front in the War on Coal

Big Government 2012-01-04
Now we know why President Obama isn’t spending any time fighting a war on unemployment. He’s too busy fighting his war on coal. Indeed, while the past few months have seen tiny signs our economy might be growing despite Obama’s anti-job policies, t

Gold Rallies Most in 10 Weeks on Iran, Dollar

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-04
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

The Real Economic Power Is In The Hands Of Congress

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-04
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Investors Business Daily Link:  http

Finance Chiefs Fear Effect of Euro Collapse

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-04
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Financial Times Link:  http://www.ft

EU Refinancing to Dominate Third Year of Debt Crisis

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-04
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Bloomberg Link:  http://www.bloomber

Spain Leads Rise in Sovereign Bond Risk

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-04
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Business Week Link:  http://www.busi

Muniland’s Serial Offenders

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-04
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Reuters Link:  http://blogs.reuters.

Billions Needed for America’s Leaky Water Infrastructure

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-04
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Washington Post Link:  http://www.wa

Tax Cuts, Less-Intrusive Gov't Help Canada Soar

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-04
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  Investors Business Daily Link:  http

The Inequality Tax: Progressives Reveal their True Colors

Tax Lawyer's Blog 2012-01-03
If you had any doubt about the socialist objectives of the progressive left, read Professor James Maule‘s approval of a new-fangled mechanism of class-warfare called The Inequality Tax and they will be assuaged: Ian Ayres and Aaron Edlin have come

The Statist Attacks on Ron Paul

Jacob Hornberger's Blog 2012-01-03
The most fascinating aspect of Ron Paul's presidential campaign is how it is revealing the real nature of the battle facing our country. It is not a battle between left and right, as we have all been taught, but rather between libertarianism and statism..

When Times Get Tough, The Tough Get A Backbone

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-03
Do not ever give up.  That is one of the secrets to life.  Almost everyone comes to a moment in life when things look absolutely hopeless.  But those that have come through those moments know that there is always a way to turn things around.  When tim

When Times Get Tough, The Tough Get A Backbone

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-03
Do not ever give up.  That is one of the secrets to life.  Almost everyone comes to a moment in life when things look absolutely hopeless.  But those that have come through those moments know that there is always a way to turn things around.  When tim

The Fundamentals Have Never Been Better For Gold

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-03
We’ve been buying – personally I have been buying particularly in the mining stocks which I think have a lot of value. I was very bullish on gold for 2011. This time 2010. And for most of the year we had a very strong market. I didn’t anticipate the

Who is Ron Paul?

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-03
From Charles Hugh Smith: “The Ministry of Propaganda has chosen to suppress the only dangerous-to-the-Power Elites candidate by declaring him “unelectable.” The Status Quo’s Ministry of Propaganda has a single political task for 20

January 3, 2012

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-03
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 By:  Mark Hanna U.S. stocks opened 2012 with substantial gains, as economi

$5 A Gallon For Gas? It Could Happen In 2012

Euro Pacific Capital 2012-01-03
Content Type:  Newswire Source:  CBS Baltimore Link:  http://baltimor

2012 Will Be More Difficult Than 2011

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-02
Do you believe that 2012 will be more difficult for the global economy than 2011 was?  Well, that is what German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes.  The woman that has become the most important politician in Europe recently declared that 2012 "will no d

2012 Will Be More Difficult Than 2011

The Economic Collapse 2012-01-02
Do you believe that 2012 will be more difficult for the global economy than 2011 was?  Well, that is what German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes.  The woman that has become the most important politician in Europe recently declared that 2012 "will no d

CNBC Video: Gold Outlook

Peter Schiff Blog 2012-01-02

Glad to be an Obamacan

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-01
Here’s a hilarious song/video created by a local talent out of Lockport.

Humor? Truth? Or Both?

Political Class Dismissed 2012-01-01
Excerpted from the Year in Review by Dave Barry. APRIL … a major crisis is barely avoided when Congress reaches a last-minute agreement on the federal budget, thereby averting a government shutdown that would have had a devastating effect on the abi

Ron Paul, Reagan, and Republican Youth

Star Parker 2012-01-01
In the twenty plus years that I have worked as a conservative activist, I've spoken on almost 200 university campuses. Usually these are talks to campus Republican and conservative groups. Over time I have...