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  • Trump Tarnishes Republican Reputation

    Donald Trump’s rise has certainly disrupted the race for the Republican nomination, but what sort of impact will his rise have on the general election? In basic terms, Donald Trump’s presence helps the Democrats in the same way it helps Jeb Bush: by sucking up all of the attention that would otherwise be given to Republican candidates. This chart shows […]

    Donald Trump
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  • A Monetary Commission to Review The Fed's Real World Impact

    We pixel-stained wretches of the Mass Media lately have been busy as ever transfixing you with spectacles. Meanwhile, something really important — softly outside the melodrama — has occurred. Trillions of dollars — including your dollars — in the real economy and in the stock and bond and commodity markets — are at stake. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Vice Chairman […]

    The United States Capitol Building
  • Courts Should Force Feds to Return Wrongfully Seized Assets – With Interest!

      One of the most abhorrent current governmental practices is that of civil asset forfeiture. Turning the usual rules of due process of law upside-down, civil asset forfeiture enables local, state, or federal authorities to confiscate money and/or property from individuals merely on suspicion that the property was somehow involved in a criminal activity. These odious laws should, as I […]

    U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.
  • Why Social Justice is a Contradiction

    Speaking on the occasion of the creation of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument in California recently, President Obama declared it to be “an issue of social justice.” Well, this was certainly giving a new stretch to an old term. In what way could the creation of a National Monument be considered to be an act of social justice? It […]

    Berner Iustitia in Berne, Switzerland
  • The Money Horror Picture Show

    All is not well with the economy in spite of rising home prices and soaring car sales. The disturbing news comes from money. Losing velocity with money is like losing altitude while flying. It can be hazardous to your health. Economically, the velocity of money reflects how quickly people spend a new dollar once they get it. Technically, it’s the […]

    The Scream (Painted by Edvard Munch) (1893)

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Donald Trump
(Photo by David Skidmore) (Resized and Cropped)

Trump Tarnishes Republican Reputation

Donald Trump’s rise has certainly disrupted the race for the Republican nomination, but what sort of impact will his rise have on the general election? In basic terms, Donald Trump’s presence helps the Democrats in the same way it helps Jeb Bush: by sucking up all of the attention that would otherwise be given to Republican candidates. This chart shows […]

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The United States Capitol Building

A Monetary Commission to Review The Fed's Real World Impact

We pixel-stained wretches of the Mass Media lately have been busy as ever transfixing you with spectacles. Meanwhile, something really important — softly outside the melodrama — has occurred. Trillions of dollars — including your dollars — in the real economy and in the stock and bond and commodity markets — are at stake. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Vice Chairman […]

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U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

Courts Should Force Feds to Return Wrongfully Seized Assets – With Interest!

  One of the most abhorrent current governmental practices is that of civil asset forfeiture. Turning the usual rules of due process of law upside-down, civil asset forfeiture enables local, state, or federal authorities to confiscate money and/or property from individuals merely on suspicion that the property was somehow involved in a criminal activity. These odious laws should, as I […]

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Berner Iustitia in Berne, Switzerland

Why Social Justice is a Contradiction

Speaking on the occasion of the creation of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument in California recently, President Obama declared it to be “an issue of social justice.” Well, this was certainly giving a new stretch to an old term. In what way could the creation of a National Monument be considered to be an act of social justice? It […]

Read more ›
The Scream (Painted by Edvard Munch) (1893)

The Money Horror Picture Show

All is not well with the economy in spite of rising home prices and soaring car sales. The disturbing news comes from money. Losing velocity with money is like losing altitude while flying. It can be hazardous to your health. Economically, the velocity of money reflects how quickly people spend a new dollar once they get it. Technically, it’s the […]

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New York Stock Exchange, New York City

Short Seller Scapegoating is Just Another Form of Censorship

In light of the Chinese, and also Japanese and US governments’ direct interference in their stock and bond markets, the following historical reminders may be in order: On May 26, 1896, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, an index of a few companies at the time, was first published.  Mr. Charles H. Dow, the driving force behind it, predicted that these […]

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Unemployed Miners at Scott's Run, West Virginia (1938)

Get Efficient at Managing People, or You’ll Have to Get Efficient at Laying People Off

The degree to which ‘professional management’ – the three-headed monster of the publicly traded companies, elite academia, and Wall Street -- has dehumanized business is appalling; and the cavalier manner in which they go about it should cause good people everywhere to be alarmed. In The Heart and Soul of Manufacturing I wrote, “Understanding the business through the accounting system […]

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