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Taxation = Theft

by Jeff Thomas via International Man Theft is defined as “the taking of another person’s property or services without that person’s permission or consent.” Almost invariably, governments pass tax laws and set tax rates without any consultation with the citizenry. Further, no final approval is sought by the citizenry that they consent to the tax […]

Biden Is Lying about the Jobs Data

The personal savings rate is near seventeen-year lows. Credit card debt is at record levels. Millions of prime-age workers have quit the job market, and full-time employment continues to wither. On the other hand, the Biden Administration wants you to think things have never been better. 

Where to Stash Your Cash in 2022

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Finance guru Catherine Austin Fitts discusses how to safeguard your finances and invest in your community instead of tyrannical governments and giant corporations Step No. 1 is to think small and spread your cash around in different places, including outside of the banking and brokerage system, such as keeping […]

War Is Gay

This is how libertarians running for political office will get recognized–by in your face mockery and humor! Don’t waste your time trying to imitate the Democrat or Republican candidates. You have to differentiate yourself in a way that can go viral. As much as I love the Mises Institute and strongly support their message and […]

Choosing Your Immigrants

by Jeff Thomas via International Man In the 18th century, America was made up primarily of people who, of necessity, had had to work hard. Had they not taken full responsibility for their own welfare, there was no one else to do it for them and they would have starved. As this was the case, […]

Why Progressives Love Government “Experts”

by Ryan McMaken via Mises.org In twenty-first-century America, ordinary people are at the mercy of well-paid, unelected government experts who wield vast power. That is, we live in the age of the technocrats: people who claim to have special wisdom that entitles them to control, manipulate, and manage society’s institutions using the coercive power of the […]

Preparing for the Reality of Financial Collapse

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Financial experts and insiders have, for well over a decade, warned that a collapse of the U.S. currency is a mathematical inevitability, and this collapse will have global ramifications, as the dollar is the world’s reserve currency U.S. inflation is currently at 8.3%, but in some markets, it’s in […]

Build Back Better? With What Resources?

by Chris MacIntosh via International Man Here’s the current budget deficit. The blue is good and the orange is bad. You can see a lot of orange, and after 2008 things have been decidedly “orange.” Since there is no actual cash in the piggy bank the US government has to borrow it. Meanwhile, debt spirals higher. […]

Fatal Macro Warnings: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

by Matthew Piepenburg via Gold Switzerland As one who loves metaphor, I can’t help but notice the recent and varying range of metaphorical macro warnings. JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon, for example, is now predicting a “market hurricane” ahead, which Peter Schiff has recently upgraded to a “Category 5.” Meanwhile, the always blunt Michael Burry has […]

Doug Casey on the Rise of BlackRock and Fascism in the US

by Doug Casey via International Man International Man: With nearly $10 trillion in assets under management (AUM), BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager. The company exploded in size after the 2008 financial crisis, and that’s no coincidence. Central banks around the world have printed scores of trillions since then. A significant portion of that freshly […]

The Coming of Corporate Collectivism

by Jeff Thomas via International Man Benito Mussolini stated that “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.” Quite so. Interestingly, many, and perhaps most people today, lack an understanding as to the system under which they are ruled. In the US in particular, most people who […]

Inflation, Quick and Dirty

by Jeff Deist via Mises.org All of a sudden everyone is an expert on inflation. Your brother-in-law, your local paper, and even dilettantes at dubious outlets like the Washington Post or The Atlantic feel compelled to explain our current predicament. With the admitted rate of consumer inflation running somewhere around 8 percent, and the real rate much higher, even […]

Gold vs. An Openly Failing/Changing World

by Matthew Piepenburg via Gold Switzerland As central bankers play checkers on a global debt chessboard, we see below how policy hypocrisy, worsening monetary options, failed diplomacy, tanking bonds, rising rates, debt addiction, mismanaged sanctions, de-dollarization and a shift toward a disorderly re-set all spell immense pain for Main Street as well as Wall Street. […]

An End to Progress

by Jeff Thomas via International Man “Progress may have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.” I’ve always been fond of that quote. Back when Ogden Nash wrote it, it was quite clever. Today, the quote is a bit less entertaining, as we are living in a period when, more and […]

Is the Great Reset for Energy Compatible With Life?

by Tessa Lena via Mercola.com STORY AT-A-GLANCE Due to the tremendous profitability of the energy industry, it has historically attracted the most ruthless individuals who robbed and murdered without any qualms Unfortunately, both the “old normal” and the “new normal” methods of energy production are on the destructive side The same players who have been […]

Commodities Do Not Cause Inflation. Money Printing Does.

by Daniel Lacalle via Mises.org In this world of monetary insanity, defenders of central bank constant easing try every day to convince you that inflation is caused by numerous factors, not by currency printing. Many blame inflation on cost-push factors or even speculation, but ultimately all those are consequences, not causes. Rising prices are always caused by […]