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Four Centuries of Surveillance: From Privy Councils to FISA Courts

Four Centuries of Surveillance: From Privy Councils to FISA Courts

As the song [1] says, “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”

State power, i.e., power derived from the “political means” of acquiring wealth through force, is nothing more than a pestilence sapping the peace and prosperity of all humankind, and has been manifest in many cruel and unique forms. ...

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The Coming Shortage Of Physical Gold That Will Change Everything

The Coming Shortage Of Physical Gold That Will Change Everything

Is the paper gold scam about to be brutally crushed by a crippling shortage of physical gold?  If so, what will that do to global financial markets?  According to the Reserve Bank of India, “the traded amount of ‘paper linked to gold’ exceeds by far the actual supply of physical ...

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Obama's ‘Death and Taxes Economy’

Obama's ‘Death and Taxes Economy’

It's an iron law of nature as certain as the one about an angel getting its wings every time a bell rings or a snowstorm blanketing the area every time Al Gore comes to town to remind the carbon puffing infidels about Global Warming; every time Obama gives a speech; a thousand businesses go out of ...

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Lies about Trade Agreements

Lies about Trade Agreements

When will Republicans wake up to the way U.S. jobs are betrayed by Barack Obama and the corporate interests that hide under the moniker “free trade”? It’s an embarrassment that Republican powers-that-be have joined with the Obama Democrats to push the new Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

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Inevitable Inflation?

Inevitable Inflation?

In an article that I first saw on June 28th, Martin Feldstein asserts that quantitative easing is NOT money printing, and suggests that is the main reason we have not seen any price inflation.

The link between Fed bond purchases and the subsequent growth of the money stock changed after 2008, ...

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Tax Facts for Independence Day 2013

Taxpayers across the country will celebrate the 237th anniversary of American independence on July 4th this year. As students of history will remember, one of the chief complaints of the American colonists against the British government in 1776 was unfair and burdensome taxation (including 18th ...

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Bitcoin Con or Not

Bitcoin Con or Not

Bitcoin Foundation Receives Cease And Desist Order From California ... Directly following last month's Bitcoin 2013 conference event in San Jose, CA that brought decent revenue into the state, California's Department of Financial Institutions decided to issue a cease anddesist warning to ...

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An Internet Tax Would Anger Americans and Alienate Young People

An Internet Tax Would Anger Americans and Alienate Young People

Last week, a gathering of conservative lawmakers and conservative groups including Heritage Action’s CEO Michael Needham discussed why the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act, better known as the Internet sales tax (IST), is a terrible idea and ...

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Mass Carnage: Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Silver, Europe And Japan All Get Pummeled

Mass Carnage: Stocks, Bonds, Gold, Silver, Europe And Japan All Get Pummeled

Can you smell that?  It is the smell of panic in the air.  As I have noted before, when financial markets catch up to economic reality they tend to do so very rapidly.  Normally we don't see virtually all asset classes get slammed at the same time, but the bucket of cold water that ...

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