President Snow: Seneca… why do you think we have a winner? Seneca Crane: [frowns] What do you mean?
Should the U.S. force citizens to save? Americans aren't saving enough to retire.
Despite the world of mainstream media pundits proclaiming the US is recovering nicely and that a taper is priced in (and the warning that the 5Y auction gave this morning that it's not), ....
Wall Street analysts at Moody’s Investors Service lowered their outlook on New Jersey’s debt from stable to negative, saying the state remains hamstrung by rising costs and “a sluggish economic recovery” despite Gov. Chris Christie’s efforts.
The unelected central planners at the Federal Reserve have decided that the time has come to slightly taper the amount of quantitative easing that it has been doing. On Wednesday, the Fed announced that monthly purchases of U.S. Treasury bonds will
The human cost of Christmas consumerism. Worker killed at Amazon.com facility.
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday it would start to taper its aggressive bond-buying program to $75 billion a month beginning in January, propelling the market to a record close.
The American media usually profit handsomely from "hyper-partisan" fighting -- finding, and sometimes creating, politically conflict-laden stories that get more viewers, listeners, readers, and thus higher advertising revenues.
Ben Bernanke invented the practice of giving an occasional press conference after an FOMC decision as a way to further explain monetary policy decisions. Indeed, one of Bernanke's legacies has been his commitment to transparency and better Fed commun
A few observations on what to look for in the language of the FOMC announcement tomorrow from a game theoretic perspective…
In last month's 2 Year bond auction we highlighted that the end of the declining Bids to Cover trend has arrived for good, after the 3.54 BTC priced at the second highest since February.
If policymakers were gunfighters, they’d be out of bullets: They have run out of effective policy tools to improve the economy.
When the Federal Reserve announces its next move on Wednesday, some expect it to reduce its $85 billion monthly bond-buying program, targeting an eventual end to quantitative easing in late 2014.
During 2013, America continued to steadily march down a self-destructive path toward oblivion. As a society, our debt levels are completely and totally out of control. Our financial system has been transformed into the largest casino on the entire
The Fed’s latest stock market bubble is at risk of blowing up. It could blow up as soon as the Fed’s next meeting this Wednesday, or it could last longer. Either way, it is doomed. Bubbles are inflated when the Fed recklessly creates more and m
Walmart touts “Everyday Low Prices,” but we asked its customers to support ‘Everyday High Wages” instead. We posed as representatives of “15 for 15,” a make-believe organization advocating that Walmart raise prices by 15% and use the extra cash to pa
Barron's Bullish Cover Story Drowned Out This Piece That Tells Investors To Prepare For A 20% Correction
Some of the most respected prognosticators in the financial world are warning that what is coming in 2014 and beyond is going to shake America to the core.
This first appeared in The Libertarian Forum, Volume X, NO.6, June, 1977
Michigan isn’t the only place where pensions for municipal and state workers and teachers are under serious attack. Illinois just passed a pension fix that damages and reduces the pension benefits earned and contracted for by Illinois police, fire
"There's no question that bitcoin has some inherent risk," Woo said. "But I think we also need to recognize the fact that bitcoin does have a role to play in countries where its citizens face high taxes, capital controls or even high confiscation
Sometimes you just have to laugh...
Some of the most respected prognosticators in the financial world are warning that what is coming in 2014 and beyond is going to shake America to the core. Many of the quotes that you are about to read are from individuals that actually predicted th
In the end, conservative groups couldn’t muster enough opposition, and enough Democrats came on board to pass the bill. The result will be a future untainted by the threat of government shutdowns for the next two years.
Thomas Jefferson once said that “the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” In other words, he believed that government debt was the equivalent of stealing money f
The GOP has lost its purity on taxes, but the budget deal tries to keep up the façade.
With even President Obama lamenting the loss of social mobility in America it now seems the majority of the American people no longer believe in the American Dream.
Ernest goes over the headline news on Freedom's Phoenix
The Federal Reserve did not function as the nation’s central bank until 1922 when it fumbled and stumbled its way into an awareness of the power of a centralized mechanism for buying and selling U.S. government securities as a means of carrying out m
The payroll jobs report for November from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the US economy created 203,000 jobs in November. As it takes about 130,000 new jobs each month to keep up with population growth, if the payroll report is correct, the