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Teachable Moment: Whole Foods Wants to Sell to Poor People

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The fact that Whole Foods wants to expand their market into poorer neighborhoods like Englewood in Chicago should tell you something about how businesses work. There are statements made in this marvelous story in the Washington Post’s Wonkblog that make

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The Obama Recovery: One Fourth Connecticut Households Struggling

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The myth of the Obama recovery is still being pushed on a populace that knows better. We constantly hear Democrats pretend that Obama has accomplished some great things for the U.S. economy. Such insane ravings deserve to be mocked. The

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Maybe We Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Give Up

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People want to give up but they don’t want to give up eating, shelter, or the use of their iPhones. Here’s a grim headline from the Examiner: “Giving up: 40% women, 28% men, 39% youth don’t want a job.” According

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Rich People Are Hedging Against Doomsday

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Survivalist luxury condos are a hot real estate investment for the wealthy who want to survive doomsday. What does it tell us about the times we live in that people are putting down millions of dollars for luxury living quarters—complete

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African Americans Alone See No Gains in Employment

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Under Obama, how is the recovery working out for African Americans? Not very well. Despite (much exaggerated) “good news” about employment, not even that rigged improvement has been able to touch that minority group. As CNS News reports, “Employment Situation

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More Evidence that the Federal Reserve Is Failing

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If you walked the streets, asking citizens the purpose of the Federal Reserve, my guess is that in any place other than a major financial district, not one-in-a-hundred people could tell you. Probably not one-in-a-thousand. If I told you the

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Obamacare an Economic Failure for the Middle Class - USA Today

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Naturally the newspaper did not admit that they were telling us that Obamacare is an economic failure. They didn’t mention Obamacare at all. But that is what they ended up saying anyway. The (hidden) admission occurred under the depressing headline:

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EU Bank Stress Test Was Unrealistically Easy

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While more European financial institutions failed the bank stress test, the test only imposed unrealistically easy “stress.” According to ZeroHedge, the so-called “stress test” for European banks was missing real stress that might occur. Just when you thought the humor

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Bank Failure Spreading but We Keep Pretending

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Let’s see, the trajectory of impending bank failure here: 2011 – eight banks failed the “test,” with a shortfall of 2.5-billion Euros. 2014 – twenty-five banks failed the “test.” with a shortfall of 24.6-billion Euros. From RT.com: “25 EU banks

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American Workers Impoverished During “Recovery”

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Politicians don’t care about American workers impoverished by their policies. If it seems like it gets harder and harder each year to make ends meet… that’s because it is. There is still opportunity out there, but government regulation (Obamacare, other cartel-protecting

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Did the Stock Market Receive a Secret Bailout?

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Is someone in the Government-Banking Complex actively manipulating the Stock Market? Only a few days ago, the stock market was groaning and “analysts” were blaming Ebola panic. But then things changed. Yesterday ended a four-day “winning streak” for the S&P.

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Airlines & Fuel Prices: How Our Media Leads Us Wrong

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The media tries to make us want higher prices in how they report on fuel prices and airlines. We have discussed on this blog before how our elites hate low prices. The bizarre way in which this shows up in

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