Sat, Oct 25, 2014

John Ransom | October 25, 2014

A man in Canada shot and killed a religious figure who was demonstrating his profound commitment to the religion of peace by waging war on people not as dedicated to peaceful coexistence as Islamists are, namely those intolerant Canadians.

Larry Kudlow | October 25, 2014

The idea that nothing much will change if the GOP captures the whole Congress is just plain wrong. The politics and policies in Washington are about to change in a major way.

Mike Shedlock | October 25, 2014

Japan piled on debt, built bridges to nowhere, and engaged in other wasteful spending, all of which made matters worse. Taking on debt to fight deflation is insane. Yet that is exactly what France and Italy want now!

Night Watch | October 25, 2014

On 23 October Libyan army troops returned to Benghazi, the first time in two months. The city has been under the control of Islamist militias.

Charles Payne | October 25, 2014

I will say, if there is no spread of the disease, it will not be because the authorities did everything right protocols still need to evolve just from mistakes made in the first few hours of the New York patient. New Yorkers are tough but not dumb, and when obvious mistakes are made, they get upset, not afraid.

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 25, 2014

Since all economic theories even Marxism and socialism recognize that capital formation is a key to long-run growth, higher wages, and improved living standards, it obviously doesnt make sense to penalize saving and investment.

Nick Sorrentino | October 25, 2014

Lets face it. The progeny of Washingtons political class have a lot of advantages. Hunter Biden seems to have made the most of his.

Ilya Shapiro | October 25, 2014

Under the Bush administration, the Labor Department interpreted a piece of the Fair Labor Standards Act as exempting mortgage-loan officers from eligibility for overtime pay. The Obama Labor Department didnt see the law the same way, however, and issued a re-interpretation.

Ransom Notes Radio | October 25, 2014

Charlie Rangel believes ISIS is not a threat to the United States Well, I guess we all have our delusions. D.W. Wilber joined the show to talk about the ongoing threat of the Islamic State.

Chris Versace | October 25, 2014

So what did sway the market mentality? The notion the Federal Reserve may hold off finishing its quantitative easing (QE) tapering efforts.

Fri, Oct 24, 2014

John Ransom | October 24, 2014

Michael Schaus | October 24, 2014

The real trouble came when she claimed that our Campaigner in Chief was actively campaigning in competitive districts. One of the Bloomberg News hosts asked the obvious question: "Seriously?"

John Ransom | October 24, 2014

Nazi war criminals including SS guards have been collecting Social Security benefits according to an agreement worked out with the Justice Department.

Mike Shedlock | October 24, 2014

For now, it's still a tale of two Europes. Germany (and some smaller Northern European countries) vs. everyone else. Such divergences will not last forever.

Political Calculations | October 24, 2014

The unfortunate news of yesterday's 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.

Night Watch | October 24, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish leaders have agreed to send fighters to help defend Kobani, now that Turkey said it would allow them to cross Turkish territory.

Charles Payne | October 24, 2014

The question is, where is all this cash coming from? Well, people are going to have to dip into their savings; however, we could be on the cusp of another refinancing boom?

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 24, 2014

Its unfortunate that Senator Tom Coburn is retiring. He hasnt been perfect, but nobody can question is commitment to limited government. Hes been a rare voice in Washington against wasteful spending.

Nick Sorrentino | October 24, 2014

We are regulating our economy to death. One of the main reasons why there is an increasing disparity in wealth in this country is that the crony class is wrapping the middle class and the merchant class the entrepreneurial class in red tape.

Ransom Notes Radio | October 24, 2014

Do you remember what real American leadership looks like?

Mark Skousen | October 24, 2014

I met up with Krugman. He assured me that he tries not to let his political biases affect his economic analysis.

Nicholas Vardy | October 24, 2014

For all the handwringing about the recent stock market gyrations, the U.S. market hasnt budged much at all in 2014.

Doug Fabian | October 24, 2014

While investing in emerging markets has been in vogue of late, developed markets in Europe and Asia have been lagging.

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Peter Morici | October 23, 2014

If Republicans win the Senate, President Obama risks another bruising recession if he doesnt embrace compromise and abandon ineffective populist prescriptions.

Michael Schaus | October 23, 2014

Is there anything that big government does well? I mean sure, the IRS is pretty good at separating me from my hard-earned money; but, then again, so are Vegas Casinos... At least the casinos are voluntary.

John Ransom | October 23, 2014

Recently he condemned Greenpeace as an evil organization that has lost its concern for people.

Mike Shedlock | October 23, 2014

A 30% net income decline for McDonald's is quite startling to most. I wonder why such a decline took so long. In response to that pathetic performance, McDonalds Vows Fresh Thinking.

Political Calculations | October 23, 2014

In fact, it's really pretty rare for investors to maintain any sort of focus on the current quarter in setting stock prices for any sustained period of time.

Night Watch | October 23, 2014

One analysis judged that "lone wolf" domestic attacks such as this attest to the weakness of home-grown Islamic terrorists in Canada, or in the US. That judgment seems premature for several reasons.

Charles Payne | October 23, 2014

I am not sure how to communicate "the market." However, I think it is a major stumbling block for those who invest in the stock market and for those who own companies.

Ransom Notes Radio | October 23, 2014

If the Republicans take the Senate, get ready for a couple more years of King Obamas executive orders. Dr. Larry Kawa and the President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, joined the program to discuss Obamas ongoing abuse of executive power.

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 23, 2014

This ongoing series has featured amazing feats of inane government, including the worlds most pointless road markings, photo-ID requirements for drain cleaner purchases, and a government so incompetent that it couldnt give money away.

Nick Sorrentino | October 23, 2014

And then the obvious question is Where do the central bankers get all this money?

Bob Goldman | October 23, 2014

Really, I don't know what's wrong with young people these days.

D.W. Wilber | October 23, 2014

Over the past several years when I hear the United States described as the world's greatest democracy, I sometimes wonder how so?

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | October 23, 2014

Dear Readers: The money decisions you make today can lead to either a secure or a scary financial future. Don't be tricked into being complacent. Think ahead, and plan ahead -- and avoid these 13 money mistakes, which could haunt you for years to come.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Michael Schaus | October 22, 2014

Socialist agitators, who demand a livable wage of at least $20 per hour can only afford to shell out an hourly wage of $13 for each of their loyal employees.

John Ransom | October 22, 2014

Even Obama will not remain insulated from the pressures of party politics if his party fails this election cycle half as badly as his foreign and defense policies have failed the country.

Dave Ramsey | October 22, 2014

As long as you're studying something that has marketplace application, youre setting the stage to make back the money that was put into your degree.

Mike Shedlock | October 22, 2014

A recession in Germany is a given, but when? Its export model has held up better than I expected given a clear slowdown in the global economy.

Political Calculations | October 22, 2014

Who were the major holders of debt issued by the U.S. federal government as of the end of its 2014 fiscal year?

Night Watch | October 22, 2014

The siege of Kobani is forcing actors to cooperate who would otherwise be enemies. It also is forcing the enemies of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to ignore established state boundaries in the interest of blocking ISIL.

Charles Payne | October 22, 2014

The midterms are two weeks from now, and either it's going to be the most boring midterm election in history, or the mainstream media isn't going to be happy about the polls, but investors might be, and of course, with so much despair out there, everyone is interested in where we go from here.

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 22, 2014

The question that policy makers should ask themselves is whether theyre willing to impose $10 or $20 of damage to the private sector in order to collect $1 of additional revenue.

Nick Sorrentino | October 22, 2014

This is right up there with the kid in Hawaii who was told by campus cops he couldnt hand out copies of the Constitution.

D.W. Wilber | October 22, 2014

Whatever happened to war heroes ? As a small boy I remember watching over and over with rapt attention the movie To Hell and Back, the story of Audie Murphy, America's most decorated hero of World War II...

Ransom Notes Radio | October 22, 2014

The Oracle of Omaha sure didnt see this coming Warren Buffett lost a billion dollars on a couple of bad investments. Also, John talked about the power that the internet has to democratize information; and upset the old guards of Big Government.

Ralph Benko | October 22, 2014

When George Gilder, arguably the smartest man in the world, says, as he said to me over dinner recently in Washington, DC, that Peter Thiel is the smartest man in the world pay attention.

Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Mike Shedlock | October 21, 2014

In yet another potential market topping sign, M&A Deals Fail At Highest Rate Since 2008

John Ransom | October 21, 2014

Despite an administration that has no energy policy, free market forces in the United States are finding a way to provide relief from high prices for an economy that greatly needs the respite.

Charles Payne | October 21, 2014

Big Blue, otherwise known as IBM, reported a disaster of a quarter this morning, sending its shares lower and crushing the stock market in the process.

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 21, 2014

I wrote last year about the remarkable acknowledgement by Bono that free markets were the best way to lift people out of poverty. The leader of the U2 band and long-time anti-poverty activist specifically stated that, capitalism has been the most effective ideology we have known in taking people out of extreme poverty.

Ransom Notes Radio | October 21, 2014

So We recruit an Ebola Czar who knows nothing about Ebola or Medical response protocols? Excuse me for not being terribly confident Michael Tanner joined the program to talk about the economic impact of Ebola.

Peter Morici | October 21, 2014

Europe faces yet another recession, and the prospect is shaking global financial markets. To eliminate the persistent threat of collapse, Europe must drop the euro, and Germany must abandon mercantilism.

Nick Adams | October 21, 2014

When it comes to charity, no one has as big a heart as Americans. So, this begs the following questions: Which Americans give so much? And why?

Bill Gunderson | October 21, 2014

The stock market Bulls have been right for almost 6 years. They have been crushing the Bears since March of 2009. It hasnt even been a close contest. During this time, the S&P 500 has gone from 666 to a peak of over 2,000 in mid-September of this year.

Bill Tatro | October 21, 2014

It used to be that corporations made their money the old fashioned way-they would earn it. Now is seems that financial and accounting engineering are the only way that corporations can proclaim an improving bottom line.

Thomas Miller | October 21, 2014

Headlines this week: Venezuela Goes From Bad to Worse As Oil Prices Plummet. Actually Bloomberg had it: as Oil Prices Plummets, but thats OK. So much for eastern liberal educational superiority.

D.W. Wilber | October 21, 2014

For the last six years America has been saddled with a president who continues to vote present when faced with difficult leadership decisions.

Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Michael Schaus | October 20, 2014

Cuba to the rescue Thats right: The communist Caribbean country is stepping up to help fight Ebola in Africa. Of course, it should be pointed out that the world isnt exactly clamoring for Cuban healthcare whenever an epidemic breaks out.

John Ransom | October 20, 2014

For an administration that is mostly an historical reenactment of the darkest days of the anti-war protests circa 1970, I suppose that we should be grateful that this is Keene State, not Kent State.

Mike Shedlock | October 20, 2014

I read a comment that airlines are being greedy. How so? Airlines are not in position to ban flights from specific countries for medical reasons.

Shawn Mitchell | October 20, 2014

If better managers of Leviathan is the best we can do...just go enjoy your millions.

Michael F. Cannon | October 20, 2014

The case is North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC, and involves actions taken by that states dental board to prevent non-dentists from providing teeth-whitening services.

Nick Sorrentino | October 20, 2014

The powers that be feared the printing press centuries ago because it empowered people and spread literacy. The Internet and social media takes this to a whole new level and it scares Washington.

Daniel J. Mitchell | October 20, 2014

While I wasnt aware of the racist history of gun control, I did have some familiarity with the fact that totalitarian governments traditionally have wanted to disarm citizens.

Chris Edwards | October 20, 2014

Im sure that macroeconomic models have grown more sophisticated today, but they still cant predict very well.

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