Economy and Finance

Government ‘Aid’ Makes Disasters Worse

Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey, including my family and me, appreciate the outpouring of support from across the country. President Donald Trump has even pledged to donate one million dollars to relief efforts. These private donations will be much more valuable than the as much as 100 billion dollars the federal government is expected to…

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Americans Spend More on Taxes Than Food and Clothing Combined (Video)

I was – and wasn’t – shocked when I saw this headline from CNSNews. Imagine that we fought for our independence in America, OVER A 3% TAX! Could you imagine what your life would be like if your combined tax burden was 3%? I would be doing cartwheels in the street! Something needs to be…

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Should Prices Rise During Crises Like Hurricane Harvey?

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is upset about “price gouging” during hurricane Harvey. Some stores raised prices to $99 for a case of bottled water—$5 for a gallon of gas. “These are things you can’t do in Texas,” he says. “There are significant penalties if you price gouge in a crisis like this.” There sure…

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Private Companies Are Stepping In To Help Hurricane Victims

As the death toll in Texas rises to 14 after the devastating hurricane Harvey left its mark, private companies are stepping in. Doing more to help than the government ever could, the much-hated and demeaned corporations are putting profits on the line to save people. Private companies coming together to aid in relief efforts will…

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Bitcoin Price Just Set Record: New All Time High

The price of Bitcoin is now trading at its highest level ever, over $4700. It beats the previous high reached on August 18 of this year by 4%. At press time, the average price of Bitcoin across global exchanges was $4,703.21, a figure that was up roughly 4% from a previous high of $4,522.13 set on…

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The 5 Steps to World Domination

You don’t need an army to achieve World Domination; all you need is enough cheap credit to buy up everything that generates the highest value and/or income. 1. Turn everything into a commodity that can be traded on the global market: land, leases on land, options to purchase land, houses, buildings, rooms in slums, labor, tools,…

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Did the Economy Just Stumble Off a Cliff?

The signs are everywhere for those willing to look: something has changed beneath the surface of complacent faith in permanent growth. This is more intuitive than quantitative, but my gut feeling is that the economy just stumbled off a cliff. Neither the cliff edge nor the fatal misstep are visible yet; both remain in the shadows…

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Police State: Cops Lob Tear Gas And Pepper Balls At Protesters In Phoenix

Yesterday’s rally in Phoenix headlining president Donald Trump culminated in protests and an even bigger police state when cops decided to tear gas anti-Trump protesters who were throwing unknown items at authority figures. Phoenix, Arizona police have deployed tear gas against a group of protesters who gathered outside the venue for President Donald Trump’s rally.…

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New Sanctions On China And Russia As Pressure On North Korea

The United States has now unveiled new sanctions against 16 Chinese and Russian individuals and entities. The treasury department is coming up with new sanctions on the Chinese as a way to pressure North Korea into giving up their nuclear program. The Treasury department claims they are cracking down on those who are aiding North Korea’s…

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