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Green Politics: The New Socialism.

Communism died in December of 1991, after the USSR committed seppuku. Literally overnight, the Soviet empire disappeared. The international communist movement went down with it. In the West, there was a great knashing of teeth among socialist intellectuals. These people had insisted for nearly 75 years that a society run by engineers, professors and bureaucrats […]

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Zeroes and Ones.

In case you didn’t already know, let me fill you in on something: We currently live in the greatest age of international liberty ever seen by mankind. Communication is the cheapest and most efficient it has ever been, and it is completely decentralized. The digital revolution has utterly chewed away at models of top-down control […]

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Retirement and Keeping Up with the Joneses.

Yesterday, I wrote about the 401(k) myth, which is the idea that the mere virtue of having a 401(k) with some money in it will protect you through retirement. People who believe this have lost touch with reality. The fact of the matter is that anything much less than $1 million saved, 401(k) or otherwise, […]

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401(k): The Lie.

Do you have a 401(k)? Have people suggested you open a 401(k)? Either way, read this: You need to know this number: $18,433.That’s the median amount in a 401(k) savings account, according to a recent report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Almost 40 percent of employees have less than $10,000, even as the proportion […]

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Greenpeace Co-founder: “No Proof for Climate Change.”

Dr. Patrick Moore is the co-founder of Greenpeace, and has been a leading environmentalist figure for over 40 years. He is also a Climate Change skeptic. In an editorial on the Heartland written by Dr. Moore, we read: I am skeptical humans are the main cause of climate change and that it will be catastrophic […]

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How the Federal Gov’t Wastes $400 Billion…

On the Fiscal Times, we read: The Pentagon’s embattled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continues to be plagued with so many problems that it can’t even pass the most basic requirements needed to fly in combat, despite soaring roughly $170 billion over budget. As the most expensive weapons program in the Pentagon’s history, the $400 billion and counting F-35 is supposed to be unlike any other fighter jet—with high-tech computer […]

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Federal Government Bailing Out Oil Companies?

On Reuters, we read: The U.S. government on Friday proposed buying buy up to 5 million barrels of sweet crude for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to replace oil it sold in a test sale last year. In March 2014, the Department of Energy astonished oil markets with a test sale of 5 million barrels, which […]

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College Collapse: The End of the Tiny College?

First, on the Times Free Press, we read: Tennessee Temple University is moving — not across town to Woodland Park Baptist Church, as planned a year ago, but 300 miles away, to merge with Piedmont International University, a private Christian college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Temple’s 15-member board of trustees is expected to approve a […]

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Will the Federal Reserve Raise Interest Rates?

On the Wall Street Journal, we read: Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen , sounding upbeat about the economy, laid the groundwork for interest-rate increases later this year. “The employment situation in the United States has been improving on many dimensions,” Ms. Yellen told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, her first of two days of […]

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Ron Paul: “RIP, Internet?”

From the Ron Paul Institute, as written by Ron Paul: Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a non-elected federal government agency, voted three-to-two to reclassify broadband Internet as a common carrier service under Title II of the Communications Act. This means that – without the vote of Congress, the peoples’ branch of government – a […]

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