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Guardian

As Goes Greece . . .

When the bad financial news hit the world in 2008 Greece had a debt to GDP ratio of about 113%. That’s around where the US is right now, although with the monkey numbers all these countries use it’s hard to know how bad things really are.

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military_tech

How Your Stolen Money Makes Other People Rich

This article in Business Insider talks about how some of our most popular – and lucrative – new technologies come directly from US Military research. Capital intensive research and development created LCD displays, lithium-ion batteries, signal compression, multi-touch screens, GPS and cellular technologies, to name a few. What the article does not illuminate is how […]

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Your Government At Work

Government Job Creation

In their never-ending quest to garner enough votes to stay in power politicians have several time-proven tactics. One of these tactics is to promise that initiatives will “create new jobs” for the community. This is how a pure government program works. They announce there will be a new $100 annual tax. However, that tax will […]

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Time to End the Fear

Giving Politicians Credit for What They Do Well

Career politicians aren’t in their profession by chance. Most of them are good at it. They either have the natural skills required or they have cultivated those skills over years of observation and practice. As a general rule, professional politicians have a higher than average social IQ. That is, they excel at relating to people […]

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Your Money is Not Yours

You Don’t Own Your Money

We trade our lives for money. We do it every day. Most jobs are just an agreement to spend a specified amount of time and educated effort in exchange for a specified amount of dollars, euros, pounds or other fiat. So at the very least you would want to believe that after you trade away […]

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Slave of the Month

Slave of the Month – June 2012

              Occassionally we feature the story of a peaceful person who had half of his entire life’s production taken from him against his will and by force. These people are not African slaves from the nineteenth century, they are modern slaves who live next door to you today. You […]

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