Economic 10 articles

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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Trump’s New And Improved Economy

Remember when Trump was coming into office and all the chaos and destruction the Democrats promised it would bring? What about the tax bill which was called a “monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class” by Nancy Pelosi? Well, Democrats have been forced, once again, to eat their words. Not only has the economy […]

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Repatriating Gold Signals Global Anxiety

Got gold? While individuals might or might not own some of the valuable shiny yellow metal, most countries do have reserves of gold which back their respective economies. Since gold has value the world over, it can be swapped for foreign goods or currencies. Gold is thought to have intrinsic value, unlike paper fiat currency. […]

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The War on Victory Gardensl

Let’s talk for a moment about the war on American gardeners and gardens. Did you know that growing your food is illegal in more and more places in the United States? Consider the exclusive community of Miami Shores, Florida, which declared residential gardens off-limits to edible plants, but will allow ornamentals and fruit trees. In […]

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Trump’s Terrific Trade Tariffs

US President Donald Trump continues to deliver on his campaign promises today as he announced plans for global trade tariffs to “be very fair” and “protect the American worker.” At issue are taxes on steel and aluminum imports – 25% and 10% respectively – from a long list of foreign countries, both friendly (EU) and not-so-much […]

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Rick Gates Swings Back and Forth

In a surprising move in the Robert Mueller federal investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election, former Donald Trump top election aide Rick Gates has changed his “not guilty” plea to “guilty” in response to federal charges of conspiracy against the the United States and making false statements to the Federal Bureau of […]

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The Student Loan Hoax

Student loans are scary things for parents and new college students alike. Signing up to take on as much debt as a small house is quite the commitment. Most 18-year-olds don’t fully comprehend the endeavor they are signing themselves up for. In fact, it was reported by the Wall Street Journal that 4.6 million Americans […]

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