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Tag: Wes Messamore
  • NJ Governor Chris Christie: War on Drugs “A Failure”

    Touting a new mandatory treatment program for non-violent drug offenders in the state of New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie is the latest high-ranking US government official to condemn the decades-long War on Drugs. In a speech Monday at the Washington, DC-based Brookings Institution, Christie called the War on Drugs a well-intentioned public policy failure: The …

  • Have I lost my mind, or has America?

    An honest look at the facts we’ve uncovered so far in the Fast and Furious investigation cannot but yield a very harrowing conclusion: in all likelihood, senior officials at the Department of Justice — that’s America’s federal police whose job it is to keep Americans safe from crime — knew for months about criminals illegally …

  • Money Monday – My Experience Buying Gold and Silver Bullion Coins Last Week

    Suiting action to words last week, I finally made a trip to a local coin store in my city to start my run on the global fiat banking system by letting their bad money drive the good money (gold and silver) into my new hoard of inflation-proof value. I’m hoping that when the fiat money …

  • The South Park Political Platform

    If you liked Vladimir Rudenko’s South Park Presentation on the Philosophy of Liberty, you’re going to love my article on the South Park Political Platform: Underneath all of the obscene language, bathroom humor, and shocking political incorrectness of the Comedy Central show’s over 200 episodes, South Park has a plethora of incisive social and political …

  • Ten Signs You’re in an Abusive Relationship (with your government)

    When you think of an abusive relationship, what adjectives come to mind? Controlling? Violent? Humiliating? Jealous? Obsessive? Go figure, it doesn’t take a huge stretch of the imagination to apply these same adjectives to many of the world’s governments throughout history and certainly the absolute states that emerged in modernity with their absolute warfare, constant …

  • State of the Union: Ten Economic Graphs That Should Scare The Hell Out Of You

    Crisis takes a much longer time coming than you think, and then it happens much faster than you would have thought. ~ MIT economist Rudiger Dornbusch At President Obama’s State of the Union Address this year, which was heavy on recycled platitudes and light on substance, the president did more to prepare for the upcoming …

  • What is money? (Part I)

    Oh yes, we’re tackling the big question today. No more subtly alluding to a certain view of money and economics while assuming you “get it” too. I’m going to break it down to the fundamentals here and do so as painlessly and simply as possible. If you’re an advocate of “sound money” or “honest money” …

  • Should the Fed Bail out Blockbuster?

    This week I arrived in my native Nashville, Tennessee after a year away from home traveling throughout this country and abroad. One thing that hasn’t changed about one of my favorite cities in the world is that I’m still allergic to it (*pops another antihistamine*). But quite a few things have changed in just one …

  • The Federal Reserve and Santa Claus [Spoiler Alert]

    Spoiler Alert: If there are any six year olds reading this blog, you can skip today’s post. It’s not written for you. Do the right thing and click the “x” on this tab right now. Santa’s watching. I believed in Santa Claus a little longer than most children do. For some reason, as long as …

  • Twas the Night before Christmas…

    Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the world Every heart was stirring, as a nightmare unfurled. The stocks on the ticker were watched with care, In hopes that Bernanke soon would be there. The traders were restless, sprawled out in their beds, While visions of stimulus danced in their heads. And those of …