Once again, our Chicago-style Attorney General has proven that corruption is the basic foundation upon which the modern Democrat Party is built. Eric Holder, the nation's top extortionist officer, has been paying off Obama-friendly non-profits with the settlements hes extorted from big banks.
Mainstream media headlines in the last two days offer an amusing look at GDP forecasts.
If were creating a Bureaucrat Hall of Fame, I wont want to discriminate against foreigners. The U.K.-based Telegraph reports, for instance, that an unnamed doctor from Italy is a very worthy candidate for this award.
The Austrian school of economics was one of the few to warn of impending disaster coming from the real-estate bubble. But I have my doubts about Austrian school policy recommendations during a financial crisis.
Obama's version of nation-building doesnt include elections, and purple stained fingers, but rather a benign neglect, a Darwinian respect for survival of the strongest. The only votes that count in this scenario are typically dipped in red, blood red.
I wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal last week about the policy debate over whether its better to lower tax rates or to provide targeted tax cuts for parents. I wasnt surprised to learn that not everyone agreed with my analysis.
Its bad enough that this administration seems to think congress is a nuisance, and not a requirement. But now, the Obama White House is working on ways to fight climate change through executive order. Yeah This should totally help our economy.
The hedge fund industry is enduring yet another difficult year. Once renowned for risk-loving cowboy trading and double-digit percentage returns, hedge funds have failed to live up to their reputation as money-making machines.
First it was Jimmy Carter and his $50 cash distribution to every man, woman and child in America. The idea was to jump start the economy since nothing else in the 70s seemed to be working. Next came Ben Bernanke and his speech about dropping $100 bills out of a helicopter for everyone to gather...
The words that you slip into your resume are why your dream job is going to give you the slip. But don't take my word for it. These resume-busting ideas come from Hannah Hamilton, and the provocative, evocative article she wrote for her Monster masters at the Monster website.
Full body shiver I really loath the sentence Im about to type. In fact, I hate it so much, Ive retyped it almost a dozen times; and there is no better way of articulating the disturbing truth: Paul Krugman was right.
Only in progressive America would it take a new academic report to verify whats been plain to us, the anti-science conservatives, for years: Whatever economic plan Obama's following, and Democrats are rooting for, just isn't working. In fact, its making matters worse.
If Nicholas Sarkozy won the last presidential election instead of Francois Hollande, there would be no investigation. Is Lagarde guilty of anything?
In the map, the Tax Foundation has adjusted the value of $100 according to its spending power in each state, or rather, for each state's relative purchasing power parity, and in doing so, has shown that 100 U.S. dollars is not worth the same in each state in terms of how much of a defined basket of goods and services that it can buy.
As for the ceasefire, it appears to match what the Israelis decided last week. Israel will keep it as long as Hamas does. It will retaliate against Gaza for mortar and rocket fire and recycle the ceasefire until the next breach by the Palestinians, if one occurs.
Since Ive been in Washington for nearly three decades, Im used to foolish demagoguery. But the lefts reaction to corporate inversions takes political rhetoric to a new level of dishonesty.
The Export-Import Bank is noxiously corrupt example of crony capitalism. It never should have been created. But thats something we could say about most government programs. So the real question is how to reverse the damage.
When kids first learn about addition, it can be very eye-opening. Numbers aren't just squiggles on a page; they have real meaning! So why not use this aha moment to give your kids a chance to do some practical addition and subtraction?
Burger Kings effort to acquire Tim Hortons, a Canadian purveyor of coffee and doughnuts, is a good business decision, but its choice to locate corporate headquarters north of the border would be the direct result of President Obamas anti-business tax policies.
Corporations fleeing the US, ISIL selling oil (illegally), turmoil in Ferguson You would almost think America didnt have any leadership nowadays. Dan Mitchell, with the Cato Institute, also joined the show to discuss world economic events with John.
After all, some commenters are more equal than others, right? Someone needs to let the Left know that George Orwells work isnt supposed to be a how-to manual for policing thought.
Economy minister Arnaud Montebourg stepped over the line last weekend criticizing the policies of president Francois Hollande. Some sources report that prime minister Manuel Valls gave Hollande a "him or me" ultimatum, but Valls disputes that claim.
Al Jazeera reported Iranian soldiers executed a joint operation with the Kurdish peshmerga militia in Diyala Governate and succeeded in retaking the town of Jalawla from fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
With so much going on around the world, the recent shooting exchange between the troops of India and Pakistan forces in the disputed Kashmir region may have gone unnoticed. According to reports, two people from both sides died in the latest round of trouble.
Remember when Paul Krugman warned that there was a plot against France? He asserted that critics wanted to undermine the great success of Frances social model.
Stocks trading near record highs are again striking fear into investors with fresh memories of the financial crisis, but prospects for the U.S. economy are looking up and equities remain a good bet for ordinary investors.
Its not entirely unreasonable The left doesnt like free markets because they cant compete. Conn Carroll, managing editor of Townhall Magazine, joined the show to talk to John about the lefts disdain for free market solutions.
A gold-based international monetary order called out, however, to be mended not ended. Nixon ended it.
Through the end of 2014, the level of earnings has dropped to a level between what investors had previously expected back on 15 August 2013 and 14 November 2013.
Politicians will never want to hear this message, but government spending undermines economic performance by diverting resources from the the economys productive sector.
Wall Street knows that any big financial institution probably will be bailed out in the future, and such thinking will affect private sector decision making about risky investments.
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