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Government's share of minimum wage increase
The working poor suffer disproportionately from the offshoring of high paying jobs. The upsurge an hour in the minimum wage economy is the net...
Where is Global Economic Growth?
Remember the stagflation years? Maybe the current world economic environment is just in an enduring lethargy awaiting the bottom to fall out. Seldom has...
Fear of IRS Tax Audits Diminish
The announcement that Federal government’s tax-take hits all-time high as the federal government collected a record amount of taxes in fiscal year 2014, topping...
Economics of NYS Southern Tier Secession
With the media account that Upstate NY towns explore seceding to Pennsylvania over taxes, hydrofracking, the stage is set for a clash of constitutional...
Business of Global Warming Fraud
The Global Warming establishment is NOT a business. All the tentacles that suck up public money to finance crony collectivism are based upon government...
Why Prevent Labeling of GMO Foods?
Whether to require labeling on GMO foods should be the easiest and simplest of decisions. If health and safety is really a mandate of...
Greek Vote Pushes EU to Limit
The resounding victory of Alexis Tsipras in the Greek election was certainly a referendum that rejected the austerity demands placed on Greece by the...
Russia's SWIFT Settlement Alternative
The SWIFT System is an integral part of a communication process that assists payment and clearing of financial transactions. The Corporate-to-Bank site defines it...
Euro Crisis Deepens
The alarm warnings are going off in Europe. International markets under pressure, global tensions rising and the financial system stressed to the point of breaking. Europe is ready for a relapse. It may be a very cold winter without Russian gas.
Chinese and Japanese Deflationary Economies
The global economy has just hit the wall. Do not underestimate the significance of the Asian downturn. Japan saw a dramatic rebirth after WWII...
David A. Stockman – The Great Deformation
One sage of economics is mostly ignored because he dares to reject the Keynesian economics doctrine that is so essential to maintain the debt slavery milieu. The last hundred years fostered the dominion of the banksters.
Are International Stocks Safer than U.S. Equities?
Those fall season concerns in market volatility are once again upon us. After so many years of a zero interest rate environment, nervous tension is breaking out. Review the record. For a comparison of International Stock Indexes, Market Data Center statistics from the WSJ is useful. Now evaluate Doug Ramsey’s, chief investment officer at the Leuthold Group, argument in Comparing Valuations: U.S. vs. International Stocks.
How stable is the Bond Market?
Seldom does the enormous bond market turn on the fate of a single trader. Well, the news that Bill Gross was leaving Pimco under suspicious circumstances did not go unnoticed. The WSJ writes:
Economic Reality of a Wealth Tax
Proponents of big government, from both the left and right, share one important trait; namely, both spend their waking hours dreaming up new schemes to tax wealth. Only a blind, deaf and dumb observer of economic imbalance would deny that the massive accumulation of worldly assets into the hands of the smallest number of robber barons in all of history is at the core of most social unrest and global instability. However, adopting a Marxist outlook on the evils of the bourgeoisie simply confuses the nature of the financial magnates, while blaming the hard pressed merchant class for conducting beneficial business. Creation of tangible wealth is the greatest achievement in the uplifting and improvement of the human condition, when that stream of riches flows between and among entrepreneurs and business proprietors.
Is the Dollar and Equities Ready to Crash?
As the yearly end of summer doldrums engulf the Hamptons, the uber-wealthy position themselves for a rocky coming storm when the robust fall trading season begins.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
Federal Reserve 100 Years of Failure
Researching economic publications on the first century of the Federal Reserve System provides a wealth of financial information that attempts to explain the way...
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.
Rehypothecation of Collateral
What is Rehypothecation of Collateral? Find out through this article.
Renminbi Soon to Be a Reserve Currency
The doom and gloom predictions that the dollar is finished gets a rebuttal argument.
Financial Meltdown Five Years After
So appropriate that the architect of banking deregulation, Larry Summers pleads that he is not the right person to head up the Federal Reserve....
Forecasts of a Doomed Economy
Contrary investing used to be a profitable endeavor. Things have changed. The doom business is in full swing as many financial prognosticators seek to...
Chinese Banks Quasi Government Institutions
When is a bank an appendage of state?
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