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JPMorgan vs. Goldman Sachs: Why the Market Was Down 7 Days in a Row

JPMorgan vs. Goldman Sachs: Why the Market Was Down 7 Days in a Row

We are witnessing an epic battle between two banking giants, JPMorgan Chase (Paul Volcker) and Goldman Sachs (Rubin/Geithner). The bodies left strewn on the battleground could include your pension fund and 401K.

The late Libertarian economist Murray Rothbard wrote that U.S. politics since 1900, ...

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Victor Gonçalves: Gold Will Continue to Glitter Despite Market Turbulence

Victor Gonçalves: Gold Will Continue to Glitter Despite Market Turbulence

Equities and Economics Report writer Victor Gonçalves, in this exclusive interview with The Gold Report,says the yellow metal will generally see more strength than weakness this year, hovering around $1,500. He's enthusiastic about some undervalued juniors and the prospects for rare earths, saying ...

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By the Way, Free Markets Are Free

By the Way, Free Markets Are Free

Ludwig von Mises Institute

Having failed to learn what causes depressions and how to treat them when they arrive, our nation's leaders are steering us straight into a monetary catastrophe. Predictably, the major media voices are clinging to the assurances of Keynesians, who see new wads of debt ...

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Capitalism Alone Isn't Enough

Capitalism Alone Isn't Enough

Freedom, the ability to act and think freely, is only as healthy as the system of values it is rooted in. Similarly institutions are only as positive as the values that motivate them. Detached from their values, freedom becomes a self-destructive farce that tear down society and its institutions, ...

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Study: Film Tax Credits, Production Incentives Fail to Spur Economic Growth

State Tax Codes Should Provide Welcome Mat for All Industries, Not Hollywood Handouts

Washington, DC, January 14, 2010 -- All eyes in Hollywood may be focused on Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, but a new Tax Foundation report highlights a different kind of red carpet: the preferential tax treatment ...

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Does the Government Own the Whole Economy?

Does the Government Own the Whole Economy?

In a recent New York Times op-ed, economist Robert Shiller (coproducer of the famous housing-price index) recommended that the US government begin to sell claims on fractions of Gross Domestic Product. Besides the practical problems with his proposal, it rests on the premise that the US government ...

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Networks Fail to Criticize Obama Despite Most Jobs Lost in a Year Since 1940

Reporters omit failure of stimulus, problems counting jobs created or saved from many jobs stories.

Business & Media Institute

The national unemployment rate rests at 10 percent after 85,000 more jobs were lost in December, while the number of people too discouraged to look for work increased ...

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Market Interest Rates Need to Tell the Truth, or Why Federal Reserve Policy Tells Lies

Market Interest Rates Need to Tell the Truth, or Why Federal Reserve Policy Tells Lies

TheDailyBell.com

On December 16, 2009, the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee announced that it was planning to maintain a Federal Funds rate between zero and a quarter of a percentage point. The Committee said that it would keep interest rates "exceptionally low" for an "extended period."

Arguing ...

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Why Government Spending Does Not Stimulate Economic Growth: Answering the Critics

Why Government Spending Does Not Stimulate Economic Growth: Answering the Critics

Abstract: Despite decades of repeated failure, President Obama and Congress continue to promote the myth that government can spend its way out of recession. Heritage Foundation economic policy expert Brian Riedl dispels the stimulus myth, lays out the evidence that government spending does not end ...

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