“Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I’ll show you a crook.” ― Harry Truman
Glad to see someone recognizes this. By James Pethokoukis The Week Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen took pains to distinguish Bidenomics from Reaganomics. Maybe don’t draw that line too bright. The last time U.S. inflation was raging, presidential candidate Ronald Reagan promised that cutting income taxes and business regulation […]
I am neither a Sinophobe nor a Sinophile just as I am neither a Russophobe nor a Russophile. The political establishment (neoliberals and neocons) attacks these countries as enemies of humanity, and many on the far left or far right fetishize them. Russia is still a Second World […]
New York Times NATO nations pursued talks but warned Russia of severe penalties for aggression. Washington made plans to boost European fuel supplies in case of a Russian embargo. The Biden administration announced on Tuesday that it was working with gas and crude oil suppliers from the Middle […]
China officially surpassed the US in 2015 having the largest middle class by American standards of family net worth anywhere between 50k and 500k. The gap has only further widened today. And more than 70 percent of Chinese millennials own their own home, which has allowed them to […]
Wall Street Bets founder Jaime Rogozinski discusses the stock market’s rocky start to the week.
Professor of film & media studies at UC Irvine, Catherine Liu, details her book, Virtue Hoarders: The Case Against the Professional Managerial Class.
Krystal dives into how most major assets are in a bubble due to federal reserve policy and why sophisticated investors are predicting that this super bubble is set to crash.
‘They are scams, on top of scams, within scams…”
Briahna Joy Gray argues that we should consider doing away with elite private universities all together.
Jen Pan speaks with Ted Boettner of the Ohio River Valley Institute about the importance of unions for creating a basis of solidarity for progressive politics in places like West Virginia, how Democrats have abandoned working class voters in the state, and the importance of factoring in the […]
By Jp Cortez Is your state promoting sound money? The links below detail pending state legislation where the Sound Money Defense League and Money Metals Exchange is actively working right now to defend the interests of taxpayers and precious metals investors. We see some promising signs that additional […]
My own take on the question of “protectionism” is largely one of indifference. From an anarchist perspective, “protectionism” can occur on a non-state basis. It is certainly conceivable that a confederation of voluntary communities (similar to the medieval European leagues like the Lombards and Hanseatics) could have their […]
By Eammon Singleton, The American Conservative In April 1998, Sony Corporation chairman Norio Ohga made world headlines with his comment, “The Japanese economy is on the verge of collapsing.” In reality, nothing in Sony’s experience supported such an assessment. On the contrary, its business boomed right through the 1990s. More generally, Japanese industrial corporations continued to gain share from American rivals. Yet […]
Professor David Graeber (LSE) speaking at the University of Birmingham as part of the Birmingham Research Institute of History and Cultures’ interdisciplinary conference ‘Debt: 5000 years and counting’.
Krystal and Saagar cover the story of a local judge ordering employees at a hospital to stay at their current jobs and keep working after they tried to leave the company for better jobs
What about the immediate family of Congress? They shouldn’t be allowed to trade stocks either… What’s to say they can’t relay stock tips to their family members?
Krystal and Saagar break down the economic and political factors causing the stock market to go down back to March 2020 levels as the Fed considers raising interest rates
Proving that leftoids are the least intellectual and rational political bloc.
Krystal and Saagar respond to the justification given by Texas GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw for his insider trading that generated sky-high returns in the stock market over the past year
“On The Brink Of World War 3” “New Great Depression Imminent?” Thank you Kyle, for always being such a ray of sunshine.🙃
Krystal explores the possibility of billionaire and media personality Mark Cuban running for President in 2024 after he announced the launch of a pharmaceutical company that will sell drugs for cheap
Saagar details the new ‘Great Narrative’ being proposed by global elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos and why it should be rejected along with their ‘Great Reset’ idea
Briahna Joy Gray and Robby Soave react to new polling showing that most Americans say their income is not enough to cover their cost of living.
By Kerry J. Byrne New York Post In the wake of the horrific subway shoving death of 40-year-old Upper West Sider Michelle Go last week in Times Square, The Post spent three days surveying the troubled transit system, where crimes have soared by 30% this year compared with […]
By Aleksey Bashtavenko Academic Composition The American mentality is unabashedly elitist. Indeed, mediocrity is anathema to the American way of life. Much of the Americans’ ire toward communism has nothing to do with its tyranny, but with their animus toward equality. John Steinback had it right: Americans see […]
The Week Staff The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web: Economists are starting to question whether the Federal Reserve missed its chance to act on inflation, said Christopher Rugaber in The Associated Press. Consumer prices rose 7 percent in the past year, […]
By Alleen Brown The Intercept On a color-coded map, land belonging to Native tribes that opposed the Line 3 pipeline were marked in red — areas of “threat” to the bottom line. As part of its efforts to build and operate pipelines, the oil transport company Enbridge used […]
By Tony Tran, Futurism Amazon founder and Elon Musk’s favorite punching bag Jeff Bezos is assembling a team of top scientists to assist in his dream of developing immortality technology. The billionaire is funneling his money into an anti-aging startup dubbed Alto Labs, which formerly launched on Wednesday. […]
By Werner Sombart , Translated by Mordecai Epstein 2015 Reprint of Original 1913 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Werner Sombart (1863 -1941) was a German economist and sociologist and one of the leading Continental European social scientists during the first […]
By Grayson Quay The Week Between Tuesday and Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1,400 points, the market’s worst week since the COVID-19 pandemic began, The Washington Post reported. The S&P 500 fell by 5.1 percent and the Nasdaq by 6.2 percent during the same time period. “The […]
Home prices rose a record-breaking16.9 percent in 2021. Meanwhile, rent payments are surpassing mortgage costs in major US cities. Wall Street firms are buying up lower-income “starter homes” as an investment. But debt-saddled, low-earning millennials see the once-commonplace “American Dream” of homeownership receding ever further from their reach. […]
While working stiffs worry about rampant inflation outpacing wages, corporations see profits hit a record high regardless. RT’s Brent Jabbour discusses the widening wealth gap, which is minting new billionaires by the day.
Former senior White House adviser Stephen Miller slams Biden’s first press conference of 2022 on ‘Kudlow.’
By Abha Bhattarai Washington Post Ty Stehlik, who works the front desk at a hotel in Milwaukee, pleaded for a raise all through the pandemic — and finally got an extra $1 an hour in the fall to make $15. But higher prices for rent and food have […]
It’s interesting how universities have become predatory capitalist corporations in terms of their business model, but Stalinist/fascist/fundamentalist regimes in terms of ideological conformity. By Katherine Frank, The Nation The Ivy League institution’s approach to the contract negotiations with its grad student workers reveals how it has evolved into […]
Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli BANNED From Industry. Feds Do Nothing To ACTUALLY Solve Price Gouging Shrkreli: “I’m going to illegal inflate the cost of this life-saving medicine and profit from the people’s sickness.” Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Anthony Fauci, and House Democrat shareholders: […]
Why no mention of Anand Giridharadas? His book “Winners Take All” does a great job of analyzing this class.
Krystal and Saagar are joined by Daily Poster journalist David Sirota for the weekly collaboration to talk about how BlackRock is greenwashing polluters and the failure of Democratic Party leadership.
By Mike Gleason, Money Metals Exchange This week is shaping up to be a pivotal one for precious metals markets with some breakout price action on the board. As the U.S. stock market got pounded, hard assets perked up on safe-haven buying. These are the times that prove […]
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — January 21, 2022) – An Oklahoma state representative introduced legislation this week that would enable the State Treasurer to protect Sooner State funds from inflation and financial risk by holding physical gold and silver. Introduced by Rep. Sean Roberts, HB 3681 would include physical […]
By Nani Sahra Walker Los Angeles The California State University announced it has added caste as a protected category in its systemwide anti-discrimination policy, a hard-fought policy deeply meaningful to Dalit students of South Asian descent. The Cal State policy came after years of activism from Dalit students and […]
Kim Iversen details the state of workplace vaccine mandates, now that the Biden administration’s influence is gone.
Krystal and Saagar talk with policy expert Matt Stoller about Microsoft’s decision to buy gaming giant Activision Blizzard and how it could affect the video game industry
Missouri candidate for Senate, Lucas Kunce, details why stopping members of Congress and their families from trading individual stocks doesn’t go far enough.
Saagar details how Wall Street firms such as BlackRock and BlackStone have begun taking over the housing market in an effort to destroy the American Dream of buying a home and raising a family
Excellent news. Business leaders, government leaders and journalists are basically the same group of people these days. The interconnectedness of them is insane.
The author of the new book “San Fransicko,” says the homelessness crisis is an addiction and mental health crisis enabled by policies that permit open-air drug scenes on public property and prevent police from enforcing laws Full text and links: https://reason.com/video/2022/01/19/h… —————— Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/ReasonTV?sub_… […]
By Michael Brendan Dougherty National Review The white upper middle class is deranging American politics. We should have seen it coming. In 2010, America’s last famous novelist, Jonathan Franzen, launched on the reading public Freedom, his tale of a striving family headed by Walter and Patty Berglund. They […]
China balks at Biden’s insistence on maintaining Trump-era tariffs, while think tank urges ‘recoupling’
By Amanda Lee in Beijing and Orange Wang South China Morning Press China’s Ministry of Commerce has insisted that tariffs on its goods be removed, after US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he was not ready to lift the Trump-era taxes because Beijing had failed to […]