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The Mythical Delusion: Free-Market America

This quick video clip should cure, once-and-for-all, the mythical delusion most Americans suffer under; that we have anything even remotely resembling a capitalistic, free-market system here – as is drummed into us all day long in the mainstream media and is – Gasp! – even taught in elite business schools. Great theory, though it’s never […]

U.S. “Health” Care On The Gurney

Over the past year many people have asked my opinion of the healthcare debate occurring in our country. My response has continued to be that any so-called reform we see emanate out of Washington, DC will only serve the interests of the largest players in the healthcare “delivery” business and will completely miss the mark […]

Is Your IRA/401k About To Go To Jail?

If you’re not already aware of it, you might benefit from knowing about this conversation that has been occurring – actually, for more than a year now: 401k/IRA Screw Job Coming? Many thanks are due to Karl Denninger for keeping this important topic alive. It’s one that’s not always easy to track due to the […]

Banking Video by Attorney Gary Fielder

Gary Fielder, a Denver attorney, has put together one of the best educational videos I have ever seen detailing the monetary history and the ongoing struggle for control of our nation. Gary’s late 2008 video is crucial to gaining a full understanding of why we’re in the financial straits we’re in today and it is […]

The True Origins Of The Global Credit Crisis Explained

The financial talking-heads and, therefore, the general public tend to believe that “sub-prime mortgages” are almost entirely to blame for the global financial crisis. To me, this is ridiculous on its face and is more of a cruel joke – bordering on class-sanctioned bigotry – than anything even remotely related to fact. Depending upon how […]

Comments To The Securities And Exchange Commission Re: Fixed Indexed Annuities

Over the past year (2008) the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) spent considerable time and public resources in an attempt to wrest regulatory authority and control of Fixed Equity Indexed Annuities (FEIA’s) away from the 50 individual state insurance commissioners. To say that this aggressive action by the SEC has caused “heated debate” would be […]

Doesn’t This Say It All?

QUOTE: “Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) — The stimulus package the U.S. Congress is completing would raise the government’s commitment to solving the financial crisis to $9.7 trillion, enough to pay off more than 90 percent of the nation’s home mortgages.” You can read the rest of this article here if you’re interested: U.S. Taxpayers Risk $9.7 […]

A Suggested Read: Plunder And Blunder by Dean Baker

I just spotted an interesting article written about a new book entitled “Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy” by Dean Baker, the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. First, read this excellent (and short) article: Plunder and Blunder; How the ‘Financial Experts’ Keep Screwing You Those of […]

Bankers On Notice: The Cake Eaters Are Stirring

Link To Thomas Jefferson’s Famous Banker Quotes It’s interesting to watch what happens as the spores and tentacles of “banker rot” penetrate ever-deeper into the worm-holes and capillaries of the socioeconomic strata. Anachronisms from a bygone-era, the “let them eat cake” attitudes that have persistently predominated the media-storm are increasingly muffled by a gathering mob […]

What These Dangerous Clowns Don’t Understand

I had the unnerving experience last night of staying up late watching C-Span as U.S. Senators hammered and then shot down the bailout bill for the Detroit “Big 3” (a misnomer?) automakers. I must admit, there was a great deal of heart-felt passion in the words of the representatives who were courageous enough to speak […]