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Tag: economy
  • Decent Inflation Documentary

    It’s not perfect and there are a few times that it is misleading, but it does make some strong claims and presents a particularly disturbing picture of the future.

  • Gordon Brown Calls for World Constitution

    Clips like these really illustrate either the massive ignorance of “world leaders” or flat out lying. Gordon Brown, who in the past has been quite zealous to move us towards global governance, proposes a world constitution for the global financial system. He uses the worldwide global economic recession, and climate change, as pretexts for such …

  • No surprises here: Government workers feel economically safe

    A new Rasmussen Report found an interesting viewpoint among government employees: Government employees are much more bullish about the economy than those who work in the private sector…. Data from the Rasmussen Consumer Index from the past seven days shows that a plurality of government workers think the economy is getting better while those who …

  • Ben Bernanke = Time’s Person of the Year (?!)

    Yeah, I’m not kidding. A bald man with a gray beard and tired eyes is sitting in his oversize Washington office, talking about the economy. He doesn’t have a commanding presence. He isn’t a mesmerizing speaker. He has none of the look-at-me swagger or listen-to-me charisma so common among men with oversize Washington offices. His …

  • Nighly Roundup 11/02/09

    Hillary Clinton is backtracking on her earlier praise of the Israeli state’s “restraint” on its expansionism. Barack Obama, in his role as head of the US empire, is reminding his stooge Hamid Karzai not to deviate from the party line. MSNBC is just as biased as FOX, argues Joe Scarborough. Want to know how the dollar …

  • Nightly Roundup 10/29/2009

    The Dems unveiled their health care reform bill —  which included a so-called “public option.” His “health care” plan aside, Obama’s fiscal and monetary policies aren’t working, argues FEE. Old Right/libertarian Republicans are the party’s only chance for revival, opines Dan McCarthy in AmCon. In addition to his improvements on foreign policy, George Will is …

  • Do As I Say, Don’t Do As I Do

    Does anybody remember the various signs, posters, etc. during 2007 calling Obama an empty suit?  Now, I’m not putting the blame completely on him, but, honestly, how can we continue to be a nation that follows the grandiose speeches of a man who continually goes 180 on nearly every promise given during his campaign?  Of …

  • Tax Revenues Down, Spending Up

    According to an Associated Press analysis, federal tax receipts are on pace to drop 18 percent this year, the biggest single-year decline since the Great Depression, while the federal deficit balloons to a record $1.8 trillion.  William Gale, co-director of the Tax Policy Center says, “The future of current programs—not to mention the new ones …

  • Media continues trend of reporting data it doesn’t understand

    Data on June 2009 new residential sales were released by the Commerece Department Monday, and government officials were quick to promote the news with a positive spin. “The evidence is clear that home buyers are taking advantage of Recovery Act tax incentives, declines in home prices and relatively low mortgage rates,” U.S. Under Secretary for …

  • Graduates Have Unrealistic Job Expectations

    Many of the students I know that graduated this last Spring were confident that the market would, at worst, rebound by the end of this year. It’s the natural cycle of the economy, they said. An article from the Charlotte Observer, today, reported that graduating students are refusing to take lower-paying jobs than hoped for: …