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Corporatism Stifles Innovation

For an economy to grow and create actual wealth, innovation is a bedrock component in the development of enhanced prosperity. Prosperity is an intriguing concept.

Russian Sanctions Backfire

The belief that calling for and instituting sanctions against Russia is a sound policy, illustrates the economic disconnect of the Obama administration. With the...

Corporatist Lobbying Replaced a Free Market

The practice of a pure free market is so rare that a plausible argument can be made that a free market economy never existed....

Impact of IMF SDRs for Commercial Trade

The global corporatist economy works differently from business transactions at your neighborhood convenience store. Ostensibly, the International Monetary Fund was set up to allow the G20 nations to umpire the ground rules to play nice in macro trade.

Inevitability of Financial Bubbles

 Financial instruments are inventions of gnomes from investment houses and exchanges. There is nothing intrinsic about profitability or guarantee that over time such transactions...

Another Secret Trade Agreement – TISA

The significance of the TPP -Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the TTIP - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement has your head spinning already, now...

FATCA Reporting and Drug Money Laundering

FATCA targets tax non-compliance by U.S. taxpayers with foreign accounts. Get informed before its too late!

Individual Wealth in Perspective

A quaint comparison of what money can buy in today’s market has Bill Gates being able to afford every home in Boston.

The Wealth Divide Never Wider

The Robber Barons of the 19th and 20th century had nothing over the elites of today’s globalist transnational financial conglomerates.

Power in Military Black Budgets

The top five military contractors by sales are Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumann, General Dynamics and Raytheon. In addition to the Department of Defense...

Internet 2 Corporate Governance

With the FCC policy to allow a two-speed internet, the die is cast that corporate favoritism is the focus of government, as Internet 2...

The Japanese Debt Economy

What does the United States have in common with Japan’s economy? Demographics of an aging population have consequences for both countries. As Japan News reports, National debt hits record high.

Corporate Inversion Relocation

Leave it to the corporatist tax attorneys, re-incorporating a company overseas in order to reduce the tax burden on income earned abroad, by having a foreign company buy its current operations.

Technology and the Future of Jobs

Quite a stir occurred with the academic presentation, How Technology Is Destroying Jobs, by Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his collaborator and coauthor Andrew McAfee.

Repeal of Glass-Steagall and the Too Big To Fail Culture

During the 1990’s the conventional economic wisdom supported the repeal of Glass-Steagall. However, “10 years later, the end of Glass-Steagall has been blamed by some for many of the problems that led to last fall’s (2008) financial crisis.

High-Frequency Insider Trading

  No one has ever claimed that the financial markets are a level playing field. Equities, bonds, currencies, options and futures are not arenas that...

Corporate Profits and Tax Loopholes

Americans for tax fairness for 2013 report on 10 Companies and Their Tax Loopholes!

Underground Commerce is the Real Economy

As the deadline for filing yearly income taxes is rapidly approaching, businesses especially hard pressed to make a profit in a depressed economy struggle with their tax compliance.

IMF and EU Capture of Ukraine

It should be obvious that the recent putsch and regime change in the Ukraine inspired and backed by the U.S. shadow government, benefits the international banksters.

Transnational Opposition to Russian Sanctions

  The vast gulf between corporate economic interests and political gamesmanship is vividly made clear with the calls for sanctions against Russia. Now that the...

Does a 100 Trillion Debt Total Matter?

  Debt is everywhere but it just does not seem to matter. Thanks to the folks at Zero Hedge, you get the account Global Debt...

Missing Military-Industrial-Complex Money

  When Major General Smedley Butler made his case, ”War is a Racket” he did not pull any punches. “The normal profits of a business...

Obamacare as a Jobs Killer

Economic illiteracy is a hallmark of most political policies.

No Bid Government Contracts

Bipartisan acquiescence to this fascist model for pillaging the national treasury is an incontrovertible fact of this continuation of abuses.

The Selling of Energy Independence

Any analysis of domestic fossil fuel production and use must acknowledge that independence for U.S. energy has not been the national goal. Contrary to...

China Becomes Largest Trading Nation

The globalists put their plan into motion decades ago. The proper meaning of the headline is not that China is an economic miracle, but...

Sex, Drugs and Derivatives

Derivatives can be confusing, My good friend Gustavo Laframboise-Pierre and I will achieve the hitherto impossible feat of making you an expert on derivatives while simultaneously making you laugh

Twenty Years of NAFTA Sucking Sound

With the rush to the bottom, the commemoration of the NAFTA 20th anniversary is a most hollow celebration.

The World According to Monsanto

Corporate monopolies are not new, but ownership of patented grain seeds connotes that the control of the food supply is in the grasp of a private company.

The Business of the Christmas Season

  Commercialism, long criticized, as a distortion of the true celebration of Christmas, has become a crucial profit component for the corporate economy. Very little...

When Saving Interest Rates Go Negative

What is more frightening, then the loss of your money. Since most people have, some meager amount held in some form of a financial...

Transfers excluded, JP Morgan Chase is Wired

Both domestic and international wires are no longer available to be sent from a business savings account.

IMF Proposal to Tax Bank Deposits

The IMF has set off shockwaves this week in Washington by suggesting countries fight budget deficits by raising taxes.

Obama Zombies are Alinsky Fanatics

- Tavis Smiley states: "Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama."

Rehypothecation of Collateral

What is Rehypothecation of Collateral? Find out through this article.

Government Siege and National Rape

- BATR Editorial on the State of the Nation

Renminbi Soon to Be a Reserve Currency

The doom and gloom predictions that the dollar is finished gets a rebuttal argument.

Conservative Civil Liberties

- "It is better to cherish virtue and humanity, leaving much to free will...than to make men machines and instruments of political benevolence" - Edmund Burke

House Republicans Defund Obamacare Showdown

- A good old-fashioned brash knucklers fight gets everyone juiced up.

Obama's Tipping Point and Implosion

- With a failed Presidency, Barak Obama is on the verge of becoming a perpetual buffoon in a skit on Saturday Night Live.