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To the Financial Elite, George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton Seem Interchangeable

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I’ve mentioned before that some people are talking up Jeb Bush as a candidate for 2016. This mystifies me because it would, in my opinion, be a nomination that would put Hillary Clinton in the White House. Why would we

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“Social Justice” Is Often a Rationalization for Injustice

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The contemporary definition of “social justice” is that a self-selected elite chooses who gets robbed and who gets crumbs. Oh, and the self-selected elite always end up well-paid, like that destitute woman, Hillary Clinton. From Gary North, “A Dialogue on

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Is the Financial System Now More Unstable Than in 2007?

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We “solved” a debt-crisis by taking on additional debt. Why, with economic brilliance like that, what could possibly go wrong?!? I mean, when we don’t make enough to cover the mortgage and credit card payments don’t all of us rush

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IMF Wouldn’t Be Suggesting Such Bold Robberies if They Weren’t Desperate for Your Cash

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Most Americans simply can’t wrap their heads around the brutal side of socialistic thinking. The West was founded on Biblical ideals, including “You shall not steal.” Socialists, however, come from an entirely opposite worldview where private property is an illusion—everything,

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Is the Bubble about to Burst?

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Do you own any stocks or mutual funds? If so, you really should read and ponder this article. From the Sovereign Man blog: Lord Overstone said it best. “No warning can save people determined to grow suddenly rich.” Case in

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No One Signed the Declaration of Independence to Get an SUV

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Yesterday was the Fourth of July and USA Today decided to celebrate it by running this atrocious story: “Price tag for the American dream: $130K a year.” The story features a graphic that has all the alleged expenses of “the

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Central Banks Have Real Power and They Use It

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I hesitate to write much here, because it can’t add to what is written. This story at Zero Hedge makes it clearer than ever before: Central banking based on fractional-reserve, fiat-money is a grave danger to freedom. “In Explosive Scandal,

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New European Central Bank Policy: Not Even Ben Bernanke Was This Insane

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Last night, in our Church prayer meeting, one of the topics mentioned was how difficult it is these days for people on fixed-incomes to survive (what with food prices up 20-30% in the recent past). I didn’t say it—I restrained

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Seniors on Fixed Income Suffer Deprivation So NYC Real Estate Can Enjoy a Boom.

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The New York Times reports: The luxury market has been strong for some time, but it exploded in the first quarter, with prices jumping 45 percent to an average of $7.4 million from $5.1 million, according to data from the

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Does the Media Want Us to Inspire Mass Shootings of CEOs?

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Of course not, they would say. Anyone who would sit in their car and make a video about how unfair life is and announce a plan to inflict “retribution” on CEOs could only be suffering from a mental illness. But

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Revisiting the 2008 Financial Collapse and the Role of the Federal Reserve

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Do you want a very good, and not too lengthy, overview of what largely caused the financial collapse in 2008? Here you go, in less than 20 minutes. William Black is a former bank regulator who’s seen firsthand how banking

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The Chamber of Commerce Sides with Federal Reserve Against Rand Paul

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This move by the Chamber of Commerce isn’t that shocking. I had wondered if Rand Paul’s free market principles would keep him from being attacked. But that’s not enough for the Chamber of Commerce. [Note: I somehow put “Ron Paul” in

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