Argentina’s Kirchner Enacts Price Controls on Supermarket Products in Attempt to Hide Inflation

February 7, 2013 in News

Zero Hedge | Up until now, Argentina’s descent into a hyperinflationary basket case, with a crashing currency and loss of outside funding was relatively moderate and controlled. All this is about to change. Today, in a futile attempt to halt inflation…

Boston Prof. Kotlikoff on Fiat Money and Taxation With Misrepresentation

January 23, 2013 in News

Forbes | No doubt, you’ve heard about the latest irresponsible fiscal/monetary proposal to be floated by members of Congress and the erstwhile economist, Paul Krugman, whose lunch was just eaten by Jon Stewart. It entails having the Treasury avoid the federal debt limit…

Former Presidents Keep Screwing American Taxpayers Even Out of Office

January 18, 2013 in News

The New American | Capitalizing on a little-noticed component of the federal budget, a number of former U.S. presidents are enjoying the retirement benefit of millions of taxpayer dollars, including expenses for rent, postage, phone, and office staff, and even their satellite television bills.

Millions of Dollars Wasted Daily in Afghanistan, Says Special Inspector General for Reconstruction

January 13, 2013 in News

Stars and Stripes | Much of the $28 million the United States spends daily to build up Afghanistan is thrown at projects without planning, and little attention is paid to whether the work ever gets done right, the U.S. official in charge of oversight of Afghan reconstruction said Thursday.

Peter Schiff: Inflation Propaganda Exposed

January 11, 2013 in News

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The $1 Trillion Platinum Coin Is As Good an Idea As FDR’s Court-Packing

January 7, 2013 in News

National Journal | There’s been lots of talk on the interweb machine about using platinum coins to solve the debt-ceiling crisis. Although it’s almost certainly just the theoretical fun of economics writers, and is extremely unlikely to happen…

Treasury Secretary Tim “The $13.6-Trillion Man” Geithner Makes His Getaway

January 7, 2013 in News

Traces of Reality | Bloomberg reports that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner will be resigning from his position by the end of January. He leaves after spending trillions of dollars, bailing out his buddies, and thrusting the nation’s economy towards a rapidly-approaching debt ceiling.

Senators Got 154-Page ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bill 3 Minutes Before Voting on It

January 5, 2013 in News

CNS News | The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to approve legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff despite having only 3 minutes to read the 154-page bill and budget score.

The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Taxpayers Pay More, Deficits Rise

January 4, 2013 in News

The New American | …commentators have been working feverishly to determine exactly what is in the 157-page bill that no one had time to read after being rushed to completion at the very last minute.

Kicking the Can Over the Cliff

January 2, 2013 in News

Taki’s Magazine | Anyone who has two brain cells to rub together for warmth on a cold winter morning knows that this whole “fiscal cliff” debate is nothing more than a petty squabble over tweaking the amount of a terminal cancer patient’s chemo.