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An Introduction to Austrian Economics: Understand Economics, Understand Everything
The Century of the Self: The Untold History of Controlling the Masses Through the Manipulation of Unconscious Desires
The Disappearing Male: From Virility to Sterility

The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off
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Thursday November 21st, 2013
The Cure for the Broken Monetary System posted 11/21/2013, 12:25 PM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Economy]
Before the housing market collapsed and the government pumped billions into the economy to save it, there was a programmer named Satoshi Nakamoto. And without much fanfare, he created an idea that’s in the process of changing the world. His idea was Bitcoin.... (more)


Wednesday November 20th, 2013

Catastrophic Plans posted 11/20/2013, 12:46 PM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Economy]
A president stands disgraced. Congress is scattering. Bureaucrats are baffled. Pundits are reaching. Industry is scared. Politicians are scrambling to do something, anything, to make it better. One political party is in meltdown and the other loving every minute of it, hoping to ride the calamity to electoral gains.

The so-called “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”—the showpiece of democratic welfareism in the 21st century—has made history as the largest, fastest failure
... (more)




'Buckyballs' magnate says feds took him down for speaking out posted 11/20/2013, 12:46 PM (Fox News)
[Category: Economy]
Craig Zucker believes he had a "great American success story" until federal regulators shut him down for speaking up, and now the entrepreneur is fighting back.... (more)


Tuesday November 19th, 2013

Bitcoin Trades Over $1000 On BTC China Exchange And Crashes 30% ... Then Rebounds posted 11/19/2013, 11:06 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Economy]
Putting to rest fears that today's Senatorial hearing on digital currencies would crater Bitcoin (if in the immediate term), moments ago the digital currency priced in USD on the Mt Gox exchange, rose to yet another unpredecented price, hitting $850 moments ago, or about 50% higher than where it was this morning.

But you ain't seen nothing yet.
... (more)
Peter Schiff calls bitcoin bubble "tulip mania 2.0"


The Aftermath of Chile's Election posted 11/19/2013, 11:06 AM (CATO)
[Category: Economy]
"...the leading candidate, former president Michelle Bachelet, is running again under a platform calling for changes that would significantly alter the Chilean model by increasing the role of the government in the economy. In particular, Bachelet is proposing free higher education to everyone, the abolition of for-profit private schools and universities, the introduction of a state-owned pension fund in the country’s private pension system, higher taxes on businesses and professionals, and even ... (more)




Colo. man signs up for his insurance, his dog gets covered instead posted 11/19/2013, 11:05 AM (KDVR.com)
[Category: Economy]
The Colorado healthcare exchange has processed applications for thousands of people … and one dog.... (more)


Monday November 18th, 2013

Bitcoin Hits $564 Record High... posted 11/18/2013, 8:07 AM (BTC-e.com)
[Category: Economy]


U.S. Agencies to say Bitcoins Offer Legitimate Benefits posted 11/18/2013, 8:07 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Economy]
The Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission are telling a U.S. Senate committee that Bitcoins are legitimate financial instruments, boosting prospects for wider acceptance of the virtual currency.

Representatives from the agencies told the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs ahead of a hearing today that the digital money offers benefits and carries risks, like any other online-payment system, according to letters they released
... (more)


Is the Administration Offering Insurers an Obamacare Bailout? posted 11/18/2013, 8:07 AM (Heritage.org)
[Category: Economy]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today released guidance to state insurance commissioners implementing President Obama’s “fix” for people losing their insurance. Not only does it violate the explicit text of Obamacare itself, but it also raises the possibility of insurers getting access to a new pool of bailout funds.... (more)


Thursday November 14th, 2013

Peter Schiff: Bitcoin Is A Bubble posted 11/14/2013, 9:03 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Economy]


Peter Schiff says Bitcoin's meteoric rise reminds him of Tulip mania.




QE and the 0.2% posted 11/14/2013, 9:03 AM (David Howden)
[Category: Economy]
Early support of the Fed´s QE programs, Andrew Huszar, has just come around and recognized what some of us have known for a long time. Quantitative easing has done nothing to help Main Street and has become "the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time.”

The Fed´s bond buying program was supposed to increase the availability of credit to ailing businesses and consumers, but as of last year mortgage lending was at a 15-year l
... (more)


Obamacare architect: Canceled policies about soaking healthy ‘genetic lottery winners’ posted 11/14/2013, 9:02 AM (The Daily Caller)
[Category: Economy]
MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber explained Wednesday that the current health-care system is unfair, discriminatory and rewards “lottery winners” who do not have to pay more for health insurance because they are healthy.

“Let’s start with understanding that we are not talking about the vast majority of Americans,” Gruber explained on Chuck Todd’s “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC. “This law is really leaving those with employer insurance, those with government insurance alone. We
... (more)


WebMD's healthy deal with Obamacare: Kind words for law, millions from feds posted 11/14/2013, 8:43 AM (Washington Times)
[Category: Economy]
"...what neither Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius nor WebMD mentioned at the time was that the company, which millions of Americans regularly read for health news, also stood to earn millions of dollars from a federal contract to teach doctors about Obamacare."... (more)


The Economics of ObamaCare posted 11/14/2013, 8:43 AM (Robert P. Murphy)
[Category: Economy]
Near the end of Human Action Ludwig von Mises declared that it was the “primary civic duty” to learn the teachings of economics. The public’s growing furor over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — popularly known as “ObamaCare” — beautifully illustrates Mises’s point. No one has any business being shocked — shocked! — that millions of Americans will lose their current health insurance (including the present, irritated, writer), because such an outcome was obvious all along. Furtherm... (more)


Tina Turner formally 'relinquishes' U.S. citizenship (as opposed to renouncing, avoids exit tax) posted 11/14/2013, 8:42 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Economy]
[...]The key word in the embassy report apparently is the term “relinquishment.” That means, a knowledgeable source told us, that she did not “formally renounce her U.S. citizenship under 349(a)(5) Immigration and Nationality Act, but took Swiss citizenship with the intent to lose her U.S. citizenship.” As opposed to formal renunciation — a much more complex process, we were told — there are no “tax or other penalties for loss of citizenship in this fashion.”... (more)


Wednesday November 13th, 2013

Has the Fed Met Its Match? posted 11/13/2013, 7:02 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Economy]
Now, this is sheer entertainment. The Chicago branch of the Federal Reserve has addressed the great monetary question of our day. A researcher has taken a detailed look at the prospects for market-based crypto-currency, with a special focus on Bitcoin. It concludes that Bitcoin is not a viable replacement for the dollar. The report includes some dark hints that shou... (more)


Wisconsin bill would legalize raw milk, with caveats posted 11/13/2013, 6:58 AM (JSOnline)
[Category: Economy]
A bill that would legalize raw milk sales in Wisconsin is scheduled for a vote by a state Senate committee on Tuesday, with recent changes in the legislation criticized by both sides on the controversial issue.... (more)


Tuesday November 12th, 2013

Troops ‘occupy’ retailers as Venezuela issues lower-price mandate posted 11/12/2013, 7:02 AM (Raw Story)
[Category: Economy]
The Venezuelan government has expanded the scope of a crackdown on soaring inflation after sending troops into appliance stores over the weekend to slash prices.
... (more)


Free Money for Everyone posted 11/12/2013, 7:02 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Economy]
Radical entrepreneurship in Bitcoin makes it the exemplar... (more)


A Bitcoin for Your Thoughts posted 11/12/2013, 7:02 AM (The Freeman)
[Category: Economy]
An interview with a full-time Bitcoin trader... (more)


Can You Hear Me Now? We Have Too Much Health Insurance posted 11/12/2013, 7:02 AM (The Independent Institute)
[Category: Economy]
Hearing aids have been expensive--until now.

An interesting story in the New York Times a little over a year ago related the journey of a woman who had broken the shell of one of her hearing aids. Shocked at the price of hearing aids from private audiologists--at least $2,000 for a set, and usually $3,000--she sought another solution. Learning that about 70 percent of this price i
... (more)


Marc Faber Is Back: "It Will End Badly... We're In A Worse Position Than 2008" posted 11/12/2013, 7:02 AM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Economy]
"It will end badly," Marc Faber explains in this brief CNBC clip, "the question is whether we will have a minor economic crisis and then huge money printing or get into an inflationary spiral first." If you thought that "we had a credit crisis in 2008 because we had too much credit in the economy," then Faber notes "there is that much more credit as a percent of the economy now." Of course, as Bill Fleckenstein recently noted, as long as stocks are rising, investors remain b... (more)


Peter Schiff & Max Keiser talk of greatest Ponzi of our time posted 11/12/2013, 7:02 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]


Monday November 11th, 2013

Three 20-year-old programmers build a working Obamacare website in just days (which is more than the government can do) posted 11/11/2013, 6:36 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Economy]
While the Obamacare website still remains broken, three 20-year-old programmers have shown the government how it should be done.

Ning Liang, George Kalogeropoulos and Michael Wasser developed a site in matter of days - and it does things the expensive and faltering healthcare.gov can't do.
... (more)


As BitCoin Touches $400 The Senate Starts Seeking Answers... As Does The Fed posted 11/11/2013, 6:33 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Economy]
... (more)


Friday November 8th, 2013

Obamacare, Deconstructed posted 11/08/2013, 6:51 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]


Think the Affordable Care Act is good for America? Think again.

Nov. 6th, this just in from CBS:
... (more)
Great video excluding the "call your congressman" ending.


Silk Road 2.0 Has Been Born... New Website Mocks the Feds posted 11/08/2013, 6:51 AM (Liberty Blitzkrieg)
[Category: Economy]
The “authorities” can shut down website after website, but the tide of new technology and the human spirit itself cannot and will not be overcome. This is the hard lesson that statists and collectivists will be learning the hard way in the years to come, as decentralization and freedom stage a gigantic, peaceful revolution. A revolution that is already in full swing and gaining tremendous momentum with each passing day.... (more)


Thursday November 7th, 2013

Bitcoin Climbs to Record on Wider Acceptance, China Trade posted 11/07/2013, 3:03 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Economy]
Bitcoin’s price hit a record at $265 on the BitStamp online exchange, driven by wider acceptance of the virtual currency. ... (more)


Wednesday November 6th, 2013

We Are Heading For The Greatest Doctor Shortage In American History posted 11/06/2013, 12:32 AM (The American Dream)
[Category: Economy]
The United States already has an emerging shortage of doctors, and thanks to Obamacare that shortage is about to become much, much worse.  Right now, the U.S. has close to a million doctors, and about half of them are over the age of 50.  Many of them are beginning to wonder if practicing medicine is worth it anymore.  In some specialties, treating Medicaid and Medicare patients pays so little that many doctors are now turning them away.  Other doctors are charging their regular patients enormou... (more)


Voting With Their Feet posted 11/06/2013, 12:31 AM (Logan Albright)
[Category: Economy]
A recent commentary by Michael Barone points out the unsurprising truth that American's tend to move to places where they are taxed less heavily and where the costs of living are cheaper. I say unsurprising, but this obvious little bit of behavioral economics c... (more)


Tuesday November 5th, 2013

Inflation: The Health of the State posted 11/05/2013, 1:34 AM (Doug French)
[Category: Economy]
The average Joe and Jane have not been sitting around thinking "You know what we need is more inflation."  The millions out of work and being fed by Uncle Sam have enough sense to know higher prices don't help them.

Meanwhile, the PhD economists at the Fed don't think cheap food and goods are good ideas. They figure increasing prices will help company profits and encourage individuals and businesses to borrow and spend money.  "Weighed against the political, social and economic ri
... (more)


Friday November 1st, 2013

U.S. expats cry foul over tax system posted 11/01/2013, 1:45 PM (CNN)
[Category: Economy]
If you think filing your taxes is a pain, try talking to one of the 6 million Americans living abroad.... (more)


Thursday October 31st, 2013

The World's Fastest Failure posted 10/31/2013, 12:23 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Economy]
Obamacare certainly has made history. It has set the record for the fastest-failing Big Government program in world history. This isn’t only about a website flop; it is about the failure of government to accomplish the aims of Obamacare in general, and in a way that has profoundly touched millions of individual lives.

“Train wreck” is a good term here. You know it is coming. You can see the maps. You can predict the timing and the damage. But there is still something stunning abou
... (more)


Wednesday October 30th, 2013

What the Fed Can Learn From the McDonald's Dollar Menu posted 10/30/2013, 12:10 AM (Douglas French)
[Category: Economy]
We live in parallel universes. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is said to have a healthy concern about deflation. McDonald's franchisees, on the other hand, not so much.

The chain of Golden Arches fame will give up its Dollar Menu after 11 years, renaming it "The Dollar Menu & More" next month. It turns out you simply can't make a buck selling burgers for a buck. It must be hard to give up on such an amazing marketing gimmick, generating one-seventh of all sales since its in
... (more)


Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k posted 10/30/2013, 12:08 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Economy]
The meteoric rise in bitcoin has meant that within the space of four years, one Norwegian man’s $27 investment turned into a forgotten $886,000 windfall.... (more)
Meanwhile, people who find old trunks in their grandparents homes filled with tons of cash find it's worth nothing.


Tuesday October 29th, 2013

BLS: Gov't Workers 'Absent' 50% More Than Private-Sector Workers posted 10/29/2013, 12:03 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Economy]
(CNSNews.com) - A government worker is 38 percent more likely to be absent from work for personal reasons or illnesses than a private-sector worker, and government workers miss 50 percent more of their usual work hours as a result of such absences than do private sector workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.... (more)
Too bad the numbers aren't even higher.


The Politics of Small Houses posted 10/29/2013, 12:03 AM (Wendy McElroy)
[Category: Economy]
It is a new freedom strategy: liberating the human need for shelter from the state and the cronies called financial institutions. Small (or tiny) house pioneer Jay Shafer considers it to be a form of civil disobedience.... (more)


Yelp Reviewers Launch Class Action Lawsuit Claiming They're 'Unpaid Employees' posted 10/29/2013, 12:02 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Economy]
Remember when a Huffington Post volunteer writer named Jonathan Tasini sued the company for not paying him, even though he had volunteered to occasionally contribute stories? That lawsuit went nowhere fast, but it appears that others are now trying something similar.... (more)


Man Making Ireland Tax Avoidance Hub Proves Local Hero posted 10/29/2013, 12:02 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Economy]
Google Inc. (GOOG), Facebook Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD) wound up in Ireland because they could reduce their tax bills. Their success is leading European and U.S. politicians to label the country a tax haven that must change its ways.

The grand architect of much of that success: Feargal O’Rourke, the scion of a political dynasty who heads the tax practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Ireland. He advises both multinational companies and the government on tax policy and has emer
... (more)


Thursday October 24th, 2013

The Plan Isn't Working posted 10/24/2013, 1:07 PM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Economy]
You didn’t want to be the guy chosen to tell Stalin that the wheat crop failed or the production quotas on trucks and cars were not met. Why?

Because despots always blame people, not systems.

In the same way, you don’t want to be the guy chosen to tell Obama that his health care websites are a disaster. But that’s what they are, and he’s managed to blame everyone but himself.

At his hilarious and embarrassing press conference on Monday, the president
... (more)


Income Taxation Protects the Rich and Hurts the Poor posted 10/24/2013, 1:06 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Economy]
Statists love to tell us how the income tax helps the poor by taxing the rich and equalizing wealth. That’s just sheer nonsense. For one thing, most of the money they take from people with income taxes is used to fund the welfare-warfare state, very little of which actually ends up in the hands of the poor. Moreover, to the extent that the money does end up in the hands of the poor, it accomplishes nothing more than making them dependent on government largess rather than making them independent,... (more)


Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss posted 10/24/2013, 1:06 PM (The Dollar Vigilante)
[Category: Economy]
Lest some dark blemish emerges from Janet Yellen’s record, it appears she will be the next Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. Wall Street and the big banks are cheering on the decision as Yellen will likely continue with her predecessor’s quantitative easing-to-infinity-and-beyond policy. That means more money printing, more economic distortion, more demand for gold, and a greater bust waiting for all of us just around the bend.... (more)


Wednesday October 23rd, 2013

Obamacare: Hidden Spreadsheet Shows Premium Rates For Every Health Plan In Your Area posted 10/23/2013, 10:58 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Economy]
Healthcare.gov, the official Obamacare insurance exchange website, removed references to a nationwide premium rate spreadsheet, which allows Americans to determine the most inexpensive health plans in their area, but it is still available here...... (more)


Thursday October 17th, 2013

The Truth About the US Debt Default posted 10/17/2013, 11:12 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]


The history, facts and future of the black hole called US government spending...

Sources:

http://ex-army.blogspot.ca/2013/10/de...

http://libertariani
... (more)


Chinese agency downgrades US credit rating posted 10/17/2013, 11:12 AM (FRANCE 24)
[Category: Economy]
AFP - A Chinese ratings agency downgraded its US sovereign credit rating Thursday despite Washington's resolution of the debt ceiling deadlock, warning that fundamentals for a potential default remained "unchanged".

Dagong lowered its ratings for US local and foreign currency credit from A to A-, maintaining a negative outlook, the agency said in a statement.
... (more)
Should be considered junk. - Chris


Monday October 14th, 2013

World top bankers warn of dire consequences if U.S. defaults posted 10/14/2013, 7:12 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Economy]
Three of the world's most powerful bankers warned of terrible consequences if the United States defaults on its debt, with Deutsche Bank chief executive Anshu Jain claiming default would be "utterly catastrophic."... (more)
"We'd lose money and our debt slaves would be liberated!"


Thursday October 10th, 2013

The Death of the US Dollar: Timeline and Obituary posted 10/10/2013, 8:15 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]

Stefan Molyneux discusses how long we have until the collapse of the dollar and outlines the scenario he sees unfolding when economic reality hits the United States.

Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: http://www.fdrurl.com/donate

Bitcoin Addre
... (more)


Monday October 7th, 2013

Peter Schiff Warns of Economic Collapse and Martial law posted 10/07/2013, 5:20 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]

Investment broker and financial commentator Peter Schiff joins the show to reveal that the Federal Reserve's monetary expansion program, called Quantitative Easing, is destroying the middle class and pushing the American economy towards a cliff under the illusion of an economic recovery.


Thursday October 3rd, 2013

Interview with Ross Ulbricht, The Alleged Mastermind Behind Silk Road posted 10/03/2013, 2:01 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]


Ross Ulbricht and his friend Rene talk about random life experiences, from their first loves to drug usage, in a podcast posted on YouTube. Ross is allegedly "Dread Pirate Roberts," the man behind Silk Road. [NSFW]


End of Silk Road: FBI documents show errors tripped up Internet drug market posted 10/03/2013, 1:24 AM (NBC News)
[Category: Economy]

Ross Ulbricht did some dumb stuff for an Internet criminal kingpin, if FBI allegations are true.

Ulbricht was arrested Tuesday at the Glen Park branch of the San Francisco Public Library and charged with narcotics trafficking conspiracy, computer hacking conspiracy and money laundering. He’s accused of running Silk Road, a so-called hidden website that supposedly allowed users to buy and sell drugs without fear of disco
... (more)
How much was old fashioned detective work and how much was "parallel construction?"

"How It Happened"
"Ross Ulbricht was sloppy and outted himself..."
More...


Second Silk Road Indictment Details Ulbright's Attempt To Have Former Silk Road Employee Killed posted 10/03/2013, 1:24 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Economy]
So a lot of attention has been paid to the criminal complaint filed in NY against Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and owner of Silk Road. One of the more fascinating parts is the supposed plan to hire a hit man to kill a Silk Road user who was trying to extort Ulbricht, threatening him with revealing a large list of Silk Road users. However, as Ken White pointed out... (more)


Tuesday October 1st, 2013

One Quarter Of Uninsured Americans Will Pay Fine Rather Than Get Obamacare posted 10/01/2013, 1:46 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Economy]
In a telling statistic, twenty-five percent of uninsured Americans say that they intend to pay a fine, rather than become insured under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a poll released by Gallup.... (more)


Thursday September 26th, 2013

Permanently Lay Off the Parasitic Sector posted 09/26/2013, 10:12 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Economy]
One of the most amusing — and fallacious — aspects of the government-shutdown debate is when statists argue that a layoff of public-sector personnel would spell economic disaster for America. Laying off all those people, statists say, would add to the ranks of the unemployed, thereby increasing welfare payments. It would also, they say, be a death knell to countless businesses that would no longer receive the business of all those laid-off workers.... (more)


Peter Schiff Was Right Part Deux: The 'Taper' Edition posted 09/26/2013, 10:11 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]

When Ben Bernanke announced that the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee was going to continue its monetary expansion program it calls Quantitative Easing, almost everyone in the financial media was taken by complete surprise. According to the mainstream media, the non-taper "surprised almost everyone out there." Well it did not surprise me, nor anyone who had been paying attention to what I had be
... (more)


Monday September 23rd, 2013

Puerto Rico, Billionaire Haven: Paulson Makes Move posted 09/23/2013, 10:42 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]

Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) --- Billionaire hedge funder John Paulson has just bought the seven star St. Regis Bahia Beach resort. This purchase may mark the first step in Paulson becoming a central figure in the Puerto Rican business world. Bloomberg Television's Stephanie Ruhle reports.(Source: Bloomberg)
Good for him, last I heard Peter Schiff is moving there as well. - Chris

See: Puerto Rico To Become Epic Tax Haven For U.S. Citizens?: 'The Idea Is To Turn It Into An Alternative To Singapore'


Elysium: Matt Damon vs. The Space Republicans posted 09/23/2013, 10:42 PM (The Freeman)
[Category: Economy]
It’s rare to encounter a film where the prospects of irradiated cyborgs battling in space better comports with reality than the director’s grasp of economics. That’s what writer and director Neill Blomkamp has achieved, however, with Elysium, which explores interesting social and political themes that mostly involve Matt Damon fighting straw-man Republicans in space. It’s like the Occupy Wall Street movement remade Blade Runner.... (more)


Sunday September 22nd, 2013

Marc Faber: "Fed's Neo-Keynesian Clowns... Are Holding The World Hostage" posted 09/22/2013, 10:23 PM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Economy]
"There is nothing safe anymore, because the money-printing distorts all asset prices," is the uncomfortable response Marc Faber gives to Thai TV during this interview when asked for investment ideas. ... (more)


Saturday September 21st, 2013

Ballmer calls Google a 'monopoly' that authorities should control posted 09/21/2013, 7:20 AM (The Verge)
[Category: Economy]
"I do believe that Google's practices are worthy of discussion with competition authority, and we have certainly discussed them with competition authorities," said Ballmer. ... (more)
...because competing in the market is too difficult.


Tuesday September 17th, 2013

$2,472,542,000,000: Record Taxation Through August; Deficit Still $755B posted 09/17/2013, 8:29 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Economy]
(CNSNews.com) - The federal government raked in a record of approximately $2,472,542,000,000 in tax revenues through the first eleven months of fiscal 2013, which ran from Oct. 1, 2012 through the end of August, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement for August.

That is up about $285 billion from the approximately $2,187,527,000,000 in taxes the government took in through August of fiscal 2012.

Despite
... (more)


Sunday September 15th, 2013

Speed Kills Your Pocketbook posted 09/15/2013, 12:08 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Economy]

Does speed really kill? Sometimes, yes, but when the speed limits are set artificially low, and enforcement is targeted to those areas where the limit is far below traffic speed, then all the speed kills campaign does is keep drivers complacent about paying fines that don't improve safety.

In this video, I investigate the culture and science surrounding speed enforcement in BC, coupled
... (more)
A must watch.

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