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Protect Yourself from the Crony Capitalists

Richard Ebeling

Capitalism has become a dirty word in America. But that's only because the current form of capitalism being practiced in the U.S. is a corrupt version of what the Founding Fathers had in mind... It's now something wholly unrecognizable and far more dangerous than what any of them had in mind. Richard Ebeling explains...


A Bastardized Capitalism that’s Threatening Your Wealth

Richard Ebeling

The U.S. was built around the ideas of freedom, free markets, and capitalism. But somewhere along the way, those ideas have been corrupted by people who think they can make a better world. And they'll stop at nothing to achieve their goals, regardless of how misguided they are. Richard Ebeling explains...


A Magic Wallet that Saves Consumers $43 Billion Per Year

Dominic Frisby

Bitcoin was supposed to be a fad. Just a strange currency making headlines on the Internet. Detractors said there was no way it would last, let alone threaten the government controlled money monopoly. But it's still going strong. And every day more and more people discover it... and the billions of dollars they could save using it. Read on...


A Debate that Could Destroy Your Dream of Homeownership

Richard Osborne

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac... Two organizations that epitomize the corrupt relationship between the public and private sectors. And while the 2008 financial crisis wiped out some truly terrible companies, Fannie and Freddie are still kicking. But that's nothing compared to what they're about to become. Richard Osborne explains...


What the US Dollar of the Future Will Look Like

Simon Black

The government's printing presses can't keep up with all the money they're pumping into the economy. As the amount of money in the U.S. grows, the amount of physical paper bills decrease. Does this give the money managers in D.C. more power... or does it open the door for alternative currencies that could break the Fed's hold over the economy? Simon Black explores...


5 Vices You Can Sensibly Enjoy that Will Improve Your Life

Mark Sisson

Just because it's "bad" doesn't mean it's bad for you. Heck, if you avoided everything people said you should, you'd never leave the house. But there are actually several "vices" you can safely indulge in that will greatly improve your way of life and may even help your health. Mark Sisson describes five of them, right here...


Witness the Birth of a New and Better Currency

Jeffrey Tucker

Real progress happens through real people, ideas, and innovations. Not by legislation argued and debated in Congress. Right now, one of the most influential technologies is changing the way people do business. And reinventing the future in the process. Jeffrey Tucker explains...


Laissez FaireDon’t Give Your Fortune to Your Children

Phil Demuth

Wealth inequality in the U.S. is a hot button issue, with many in the middle class chiding the so-called "1%." But if history is any guide, this 1% will just be another fraction of the 99% in a generation or two. Today, Phil DeMuth takes a closer look at "family wealth" in the U.S., and why it simply doesn't last. Read on...


The Latest Major Legal Challenge to Obamacare

Eric Boehm

There’s a terrible secret brewing in the ongoing health care reform. And it could prevent you from getting the life saving procedure you need. Fifteen presidential appointments could be making the health care decisions of the entire country. And their choices might mean less benefits for you in the long run. Eric Boehm has more...


An America Free of Income Tax… and How to Get it Back

Jacob Hornberger

For over 120 years, the U.S. did just fine without an income tax. But everything changed when the 16th Amendment was added to the Constitution. Before that, the individual trumped everyone, and government existed to serve the citizens. Once incomes became a source of revenue, the relationship flipped. Jacob Hornberger explains...