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Lords of Finance: The Backroom World of Central Banking

Lords of Finance: The Backroom World of Central Banking

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World • Liaquat Ahamed • Penguin Books, 2009

The Pulitzer Prize-winning book Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the Worldreveals the destructive, surreptitious, incestuous, and highly corrupt nature of central banking. Although the author, Liaquat ...

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Internet Sales Tax Myths and Facts

Internet Sales Tax Myths and Facts

As discussion continues over proposals like the “Marketplace Fairness Act” – which would change the way states can exercise tax collection powers over “remote” sales – several myths have cropped up. Here, NTU dispels them:

Myth # 1: This is a States’ Rights Issue.

FACT:Giving states the power to ...

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Waging War on Work

Waging War on Work

Employment law is a mainstay of state economic policy. Few question its efficacy as a means to correct “market failures”—like unlivable wages for meaningful work—that would leave society in shambles. In fact, no serious debate exists among American policymakers about the benefits of such laws. ...

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40 Ways That China Is Beating America

40 Ways That China Is Beating America

China is wiping the floor with the United States on the global economic stage, and most Americans are so clueless that they have absolutely no idea what is happening.  The number one global economic superpower is in anadvanced state of decline, and the number two global economic superpower is ...

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Fed’s Policies Expose Mainstream Fallacies

Fed’s Policies Expose Mainstream Fallacies

At the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in San Diego (January 4–6, 2013), Harvard professor of economics Benjamin Friedman said, The standard models we teach ... simply have no room in them for what most of the world's central banks have done in response to the crisis. ...

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'Money Stimulus Marathon' Good for Gold Price:

'Money Stimulus Marathon' Good for Gold Price:

Eric Winmill, mining equities research analyst with Casimir Capital, sees great potential for small-cap metals producers and developers in the Americas—home to good infrastructure, skilled workers and great geology. In this Gold Reportinterview, Winmill also explains how "all-in" cash costs are ...

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Is This The Beginning Of A Horrifying Stock Market Crash In Europe?

Is This The Beginning Of A Horrifying Stock Market Crash In Europe?

Are we witnessing the start of a historic financial meltdown in Europe?  In recent days, two massive corruption scandals have greatly shaken confidence in European financial markets.  The first involves Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.  It is being alleged that he has been ...

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Banking and the State

Banking and the State

 "It had come to be accepted that the pigs, who were manifestly cleverer than the other animals, should decide all questions of farm policy, though their decisions had to be ratified by a majority vote."

Orwell, G. (1989 [1945]), Animal Farm, S. 34

 The Starting Point: Civilization ...

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Economic Freedom Declines Again; Government Control Is Bad For Your Health

Economic Freedom Declines Again; Government Control Is Bad For Your Health

Economic freedom has declined under the Obama administration, and America’s rank has repeatedly fallen on the Index of Economic Freedom and other rankings issued by think-tanks and research foundations. (The Heritage Foundation just releasedthe 2013 Index of Economic Freedom.) In their Economic ...

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