Sam Adams pro-liberty group managed to attack a handful of customhouses and kidnap a few tax collectors after the passage of the Stamp Act. (Seriously Lois Lerner is SUPER lucky she wasnt around in the 1700s.)
Its time to extend the tradition of sharing politics-related Halloween humor on October 31.
I like the health care sector in the current market environment but I prefer companies that are growing at a faster pace than the Eli Lillys (LLY) and Mercks (MRK) of the world.
I had a great time at the 40th anniversary of the New Orleans Investment Conference, which is largely a gold bug convention that features representatives from dozens of small mining companies.
Warren Buffetts investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) is having a terrific year. Yet, these impressive returns belie that several of Berkshire Hathaways higher-profile public investments have fallen out of bed recently.
Putin has done a fairly decent job of rejuvenating Russias lagging arms sales business. But Putin isnt exactly concerned with revenue Or value. Hes a whole lot more concerned with how Russias arms transactions position in geo-political relations.
Now that we've had to go to some effort to work out how the median household income in the U.S. has evolved over the last several months from payroll tax collection data, we're going to put those estimates to work today to get a better insight into the U.S. real estate market for new homes.
Since I criticized Paul Ryans Roadmap budget plan yesterday as part of my column against the value-added tax, I now feel obliged to defend the proposal in one important respect.
Stop the planet, please. I would like to get off the ride now.
Can we use monthly payroll tax collection data to reasonably approximate the median income being earned by U.S. households?
In some provinces, the Taliban appear to be trying to make substantial gains before winter sets in. In others, they are probing and testing the strength and reaction time of Afghan forces.
Libertarians are sometimes accused of being unrealistic and impractical because we occasionally talk about unconventional ideas such as competitive currencies and privatized roads.
This is encouraging. If there is any place where free market reforms can help people practically immediately it is in the inner cities of the United States.
It's sad. Used to be, you'd spend 50 weeks a year waiting for your vacation -- two blissful weeks without ringing telephones, raging bosses, insane assignments, bottomless responsibilities, weirdo co-workers, and life-threatening paper cuts. Now, you don't get two weeks vacation and 50 weeks work. Now, you get 52 weeks of vacation and, if you can squeeze in a day or two of work, well, what kind of sucker are you?
I have had a fulfilling career as a pediatric neurosurgeon, which unfortunately included numerous instances where worst-case scenarios played out in the operating room. Good surgeons plan ahead for these possible events so that bad outcomes are minimized. But of course, few treatment plans will succeed if the doctor continually fails to make a proper diagnosis before surgery begins.
In order to be a big-government liberal, mental gymnastics and verbal tap-dancing must come naturally.
Households in blue markets tend to have higher incomes. But those higher incomes are not enough to offset higher home prices.
I suspect Hillary isnt a Clinton Democrat. Indeed, its worth noting that she was a doctrinaire statist when she was in the Senate.
While the Islamic State continues to expand its ranks and its reach across Iraq and Syria and threatening other Middle Eastern nations into action, has ISIS unintentionally helped make the streets of Western Europe and the United States safer?
Every once in a while, Joe Biden seems to forget who he works for. Joe decided to point out the fact that, yep under Obama Americas middle class isnt doing so well. Also, Mark Skousen joined the show to talk about the health of the US economy.
There is a war on prosperity in New York City; and Bill de Blasio has just conscripted New York City property owners to fight on the side of the environmentalists. Businesses will first be given incentives to clean up their act; but mandatory compliance will ultimately be the tool of choice for the environmentalists who run the Big Apple.
Looking forward through the next two weeks, we would anticipate that in the absence of noise or an announcement from the Fed specifying that they will begin hiking short term interest rates in 2015-Q2, which would prompt a shift in focus.
The pace of both Kurdish and government forces in launching counter-attacks is glacial. The extent of the ISIL threat from south of Baghdad has not been described in detail, but it seems less serious than the threat from ISIL forces west of Baghdad.
Janet Yellen gave a widely noted speech recently. The speech presented as a if ghostwritten for her by Quincy Magoo, that beloved cartoon character described by Wikipedia as a wealthy, short-statured retiree who gets into a series of comical situations as a result of his nearsightedness.
As the news media and politicians pontificate about the threat from lone wolf terrorists one thing has been missing from their comments: What normal Americans can do to help protect themselves and the nation.
The U.S. economy remains locked in mediocre growth and increasing inequality.
The world is a laboratory, with lots of experiments to see if a nation can prosper with big government and pervasive intervention.
The World press, at least the American mainstream media, is reporting that the Ukrainian people have overwhelmingly voted President Poroshenko, the Wests handpicked boy, a mandate to take the Country away from the Russian Bear and into the European Sphere.
The establishment is circling the wagons. They want their defense industry money protected. The Chamber of Commerce wants its corporate welfare protected. The big banks want to make sure their corporate welfare is protected.
So what is the next step after the 2014 elections? Republicans will have an amazing chance to impact the direction of the nation The big question is: Will they take it? Also, Dan Bongino (former Secret Service agent and Republican candidate for Marylands 6th Congressional District) joined the show to talk about the task ahead.
Entrepreneur Pete Turner might have to consider rebranding his business because a bunch of self-victimized leftists are throwing a hissy fit.
Reader Bran who lives in Spain sent some interesting charts of population, expected population growth, the world's largest cites, and what people do for a living. I don't have links for the charts, but most show the origin.
The unfortunate news of the Parliament Hill terrorist incident in Ottawa provides the background for a quick study of the impact that such events can have on the U.S. stock market.
Has anyone been to Colorado recently? The majestic Rocky Mountains are rapidly becoming obscured by a cloud of smoke emanating from bongs, pipes, one-hitters and joints.
The establishment is circling the wagons. They want their defense industry money protected. The Chamber of Commerce wants its corporate welfare protected.
I dont particularly care how people vote, but I do care whether they believe in freedom.
One week to go for the imminent decision on the new course that Americans will take their country. And there really are only two options nationally; the beginnings of recovery for a badly bruised intellect or unbridled bat guano crazy.