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Addison WigginThe Tragedy of Common Politics

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Hillary Clinton said what?!?... Gipper deja vu... and lessons from a German octogenarian... Addison Wiggin reflects on the day after election results were in. He would've written a shorter post... but he didn't have the time...


Addison WigginVote or Die!

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Today is Election Day, and as such, people all over America are urging citizens to "get out and vote." But are you ever better off for voting? And, more to the point, can you ever gauge just how important or effective your vote is? Addison Wiggin explores these questions and more, right here...


Addison WigginMilitary Spending: An Unnecessary Farce

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It's election season... naturally, you're liable to find fraud without even looking for it. Last week's GDP numbers gave a positive last minute talking point to incumbent politicians trying to save their bacon. Too bad the numbers were goosed. Here's the story... the truth... and one investment to help you stop grousing about it...


Addison WigginA Manifesto, of Sorts

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More than a decade ago, Addison Wiggin helped co-found the Daily Reckoning with Bill Bonner. Today, he recalls this life-changing experience, and explains how - despite being rooted in the world of finance - it is and will always be about much more than money. Read on...


Addison WigginHealth Care Costs: Still the Pig in the Federal Python

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Right now, health care makes up about 25% of the federal budget. A scary statistic to be sure... But here's an even scarier one: health care's portion of the federal budget doubles roughly every 20 years. Yikes! Addison Wiggin explains why this is and what needs to change to prevent health care from taking up half the federal budget. Read on...


Addison WigginOne World, One Bank, One Currency

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After the 2008 financial crisis, little could be heard over the deafening cries of "mission accomplished." And while the Fed's massive QE program seemed to work, the question remains: for how long? Addison Wiggin explains why the next round of QE will fail miserably, paving the way for the IMF to step in with something called "special drawing rights." Read on...


Addison WigginProfit from Global Warming, Even if You Don’t Believe In It

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Global warming is one of the most debated subjects of the last few years. But regardless of whether you're a "true believer" or a merely an unconvinced skeptic, there are significant ways to make serious money from this controversial topic. Today, Addison Wiggin brings you three of them. Read on...


Addison WigginThe Central Bank Experiment that’s Destroying the Economy

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When it comes to central bankers and the global economy, you might say the inmates are running the asylum. Today, Addison Wiggin sits down with Jim Rickards to discuss the ever-changing world of finance, the likelihood of hyperinflation hitting the U.S., and the massive economic experiment being conducted by the world's central bankers. Read on...


Addison WigginThe Ethics of “Making the Empire Pay”

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"Maximizing profits and conforming to social policies are separate endeavors," wrote the late Harry Browne in 1995. Indeed. Investors must often decide between being socially responsible and simply following the money. Today, Addison Wiggin offers an opportunity that may help make that decision a bit easier. Read on...


Addison WigginInvest in the Tech Revolution that Will Save the Power Grid

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As it stands, the US power grid is extremely vulnerable. According to one study, if just nine power stations (out of 55,000) were to be knocked offline, the entire country could go dark. Luckily, there's a solution... and it could represent the biggest energy investment opportunity of the century. Addison Wiggin explains...