Economic 10 articles

Just How Bad is it in Venezuela?

Life in the South American country of Venezuela is not good. Last summer, on July 30, 2017, Venezuelans voted in a new legislature called the Constituent Assembly. Its 545 representatives replaced the former National Assembly, controlled by those opposed to the government of President Nicolás Maduro. The new political organization is expected to rewrite the […]

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I Left my Filth in San Francisco

“I Left My Heart in San Francisco” is still a popular tune – but a more accurate title these days might well be: “I Left My Filth in San Francisco” You Might Like NBC investigators rated the city “one of the filthiest slums on earth.” After surveying 153 blocks in the downtown area, “including some […]

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Oil Prices Reach Highest Level Since 2014

There’s an old adage that simply states; “water and oil don’t mix”. The same can be said for politics, in that whatever momentary crisis occurs around the world especially within a volatile place like the Middle East, the price of crude oil becomes the barometer, much like the stock market. The oil industry reacts to […]

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The Rise Of Socialism In America

Democratic socialism (aka communism) is sweeping the nation especially among young people who believe they are doing “what’s right”.  However, many are not aware socialism was introduced in the early 19th century within utopian communities such as the Shakers. It was embraced by individualist anarchists like Josiah Warren and his mentor Robert Owens, a Welch, […]

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Is the Right of Asylum Wrong?

You might have heard from sources like MSN that, within the past 24 hours, a “Central American migrant caravan” has arrived in the Mexican town of Tijuana, situated to the south of US city San Diego. The “migrants” (read: refugees) banded together in late March 2018 to travel together, for safety. They left their violent, […]

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Overpopulation is the Elephant in the Room

If you noticed an elephant in the room, that would be worth a conversational mention, do you agree? If people weren’t talking about the large land mammal in their midst, wouldn’t that seem strange? Overpopulation is the biggest problem facing Planet Earth. Yet, no one ever talks about it. Limiting the number of humans based […]

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Solar Power Solves Bipartisan Skirmish

The subject of climate change makes some people hot under the collar. Solving the problem of global warming is a favorite Democratic platform plank these days. The discussion is not as modern as you might think, though. For the past 80 years, scientists have been tracking carbon dioxide (CO2) levels around the world. A  BBC […]

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Civil Asset Forfeiture is Uncivilized

Today’s hair-raising topic is civil asset forfeiture. Perhaps you’ve never heard of this truly frightening law? And yet, according to the United States Justice Department: “The Asset Forfeiture Program (AFP or the Program) touches every federal, state, tribal, and local law enforcement agency in the country and the related cases are handled by all 94 […]

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Facebook is Losing its Value Proposition

There has been a lot of grumbling lately down on Conspiracy Street by people being sent to FaceBook Jail with no due process. As reported previously by this writer in “Facebook Bans Truther David Icke,” conservative posts – and posters – are being censored per the social media giant’s “community standards” and “human decency” policy […]

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Fighting For Tax Dollars

No matter which side of the political spectrum you fall on, most of us agree with the benefits of investing in our children. In fact, a paper is being presented this week at the Brookings Institution which outlines the long-term benefits of investing in early childhood and this isn’t the first paper to argue that […]

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