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A good, short read on the truths about capitalism

There has been much capitalism-bashing going on in the media.  Clearly the anti-caps have no idea what they are against and even less of an idea of what they are for.  I don’t have a lot to add to this well-thought, well-written paper by Dr. Ronald Nash.  I just know  I’ll be looking for even more of his writings.  I ...

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Rebuilding a House of Cards

In August, we watched as sales of existing homes drop by 2.7%. Experts were expecting an increase. Due to the fact that 30% of all home sales this year were by first-time home buyers, the National Association of Realtors has begun a campaign designed to influence congress to put more taxpayer subsidies into the housing market.

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Adjustible loan disaster looming for California

Members of Congress, the President, and anyone else with an opinion is still blaming the recession on greedy corporations.  This article isn’t about rehashing the debate, but… what about the greedy government elitists?  What about us? The government needs us to borrow more to feed the partial-reserve economy system we have.  To get us to borrow more, they need us ...

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FDIC May Resort to Treasury Borrowing to Avoid Collapse

On September 18th,  the FDIC announced two more bank closures that would require funds from the insurance corporation in-order-to protect depositor’s money.  This month alone there have been ten bank failures and the month isn’t over yet.  There were fifteen closures in August and  at the current pace, it’s entirely possible that September will have between 14 and 20 closures. ...

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America Goes Protectionist, Echos 1930’s Era Actions

Still thickly in the middle of the biggest economic catastrophe since the great depression, American policy makers are making anti-free trade decisions that are eerily similar to the protectionist moves made during the depression. The A.R.R.A. (stimulus bill), has provisions in it that only allow the money to be spent on “manufactured goods” that are made in America.  While a ...

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How to Take Care of Your Own Health Care

Politicians, union leaders, insurance companies and everyone else under the sun is telling us which bill, tactic, initiative, plan or speech on health care we should support. We are told stories and shown reports of people losing their benefits due to increasing costs. If you are financially responsible, you can turn the tide without joining a union or requiring the government to support you.

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Inflation and How it Might Affect You

Due to current government spending policies, the fastest growing deficit in history and an administration that is printing money out-of-nowhere in an attempt to keep artificial asset prices (housing bubble) inflated, there is a real possibility that we may enter a period of severe price inflation. Some respected economists, such as Mark Faber, PhD, are even concerned that hyperinflation similar to Zimbabwe's fiscal catastrophe are not only possible, but assured.

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The Stimulus Has Performed a Miracle

The stimulus is a total of $792 billion that was intended to invigorate the American economy in an effort to avoid an unemployment rate over 9% - at least that's what they told us so long ago that we've forgotten

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Experts Concerned on Coming Depression

In a recent Telegraph article, it is suggested that President Obama is making some historic mistakes in the handling of the American economy.  The author goes so far as to say that these mistakes are the same as those made by leaders just before and during one of the darkest financial times in U.S. history – the Great Depression. The ...

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