We're still not sure if it was a fat finger trade, a terrorist attack, poor plumbing or an attempt to stop massive selling in a household name, but the flash freeze that halted trading in NASDAQ stocks was just another wacky reason for people to not have confidence in the market.
Early this year, I took a libertarian purity test put together by Professor Bryan Caplan at George Mason University. The good news is that I got a 94. Sounds like a solid A, right? The maximum grade was 160, so it seems I’m just a big-government squish!
It is really amazing what our federal government will tolerate from their employees. At the IRS, Lois Lerner is currently enjoying a paid leave of absence from her position as Director of Exempt Organizations. Amazingly, it gets worse.
The President is talking to students this week about the growing cost of higher education. Of course, under this President, student debt has surpassed a trillion dollars. Hooray for massive debt after graduating into one of the worst jobs markets since the great depression!
Whatever else Obama studied at Accidental University, it wasn’t economics.
The struggle for growth applies to nearly every country on the planet for a multitude of reasons.
Romina Boccia, from Heritage, joined the program to discuss Social Security's 78th birthday. Also: Elbert Guillory is now heading up a PAC for conservative African-Americans.
A number of liberal groups and churches are pushing a national walk-out off fast-food employees to demand that the minimum wage be upped to $15 an hour. They seem not to care, however, about Illinois hiring people at $9 per hour to enroll citizens in Obamacare.
Now comes indoctrination through government programs compliments of a lawless Obama administration. The Imperial president rewrites settled law without a peep from the purported caretakers of the people, the media.
And thus the wheels of uncaring bureaucracy kicked into gear, by sending small businesses letters highlighting the massive amount of retroactive taxes due to state coffers for tax breaks the state offered years ago.
NightWatch has observed during the last 12 years that anti-terrorist initiatives have seldom targeted recruitment and indoctrination of youth in the processes of terrorism.
In direct contrast to government claims that Obamacare will make health insurance more affordable to individuals and employers, UPS is planning to drop 15,000 spouses from healthcare coverage in 2014 due to increased costs.
It didn't get much fanfare but there was a story about France and its plans for the "Third Industrial Revolution" that will result in a halcyon nation of zero unemployment through the next leap of machine capabilities and intelligence promises.
Do you get stock tips at the water cooler at work? Read Barron’s on the weekends? Check-up on Investor’s Business Daily? Listen to CNBC?
Welfare or work? Increasingly it is becoming clear that work is hard, boring, and not always as rewarding as getting a check in the mail from your Uncle Sam. Michael Tanner joined the program to discuss the perverse incentives found in America’s welfare programs.
Yes, the organization that closed their Staten Island office because of bad weather after Tropical Storm Sandy, is now providing helpful suggestions for emergency preparedness.
Yellen has all but guaranteed she will keep the money flowing faster than Bernanke, and coupled with the above warning from Obama about asset bubbles, the odds shift heavily towards Tweedle-Dum as Obama's choice.
On the heels of arrests in a derivatives scandal, and a new Chinese bribery investigation, JPMorgan Chase is now under investigation for possible manipulation of energy markets.
A map put together by a pro-statism organization supposedly shows that welfare benefits are not sufficiently generous to lift people out of poverty. My gut instinct was to reject the findings.
There is a little-known “emergency cord” built into the Constitution by the Founders. Find it in Article V. It allows for the States, rather than just the Congress, to propose Constitutional amendments. It is obscure yet entirely legitimate — and invaluable.
Foreign policy for a great American nation, he should know, is not made on the slights, animosities and centuries-old grudges that Obama seems to trade on like money.
The numbers of killed and wounded indicate the Brotherhood has sacrificed thousands of its most dedicated activists in futile protests and attacks.
JPMorgan Chase is under suspicion of hiring the children of Chinese officials in order to win banking business. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s anti-bribery unit is conducting a civil investigation into the matter.
U.S. politicians love to slap children’s faces onto their pet projects to manipulate voters, but such projects usually portend a full beating for the rising generation. Put simply, Americans have sold their kids into debt slavery, in a remarkable reversal of the American Dream.
As regular readers know, one of my great challenges in life is trying to educate policy makers about the Laffer Curve, which is simply a way of illustrating that government won’t collect any revenue if tax rates are zero, but also won’t collect much revenue if tax rates are 100 percent.
Apparently, under the new Common-Core standards, correct answers don’t really matter. At least that’s according to a “curriculum coordinator” in Chicago named Amanda August.
Fascinating and remarkable do not remotely describe this technology. Unbelievable comes close, yet here we are.
Sounds like the cops must have been up against the mafia. Or a bunch of bank robbers, right? Not exactly. They raided an organic farm.
If this is their MO, “cooking the books” and manipulating the numbers at their whim, how much is the debt really?
Both scientists and policy makers will together wrestle with the complex question posed by Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA), “What would be the impact on the environment if Congress were to statutorily raise the sound barrier?”
I’m deranged because I won't go along with global warming hysteria. And I do other things liberals find deranged: obey the constitution, exercise my First and Second Amendment rights, go to church and fire up my outdoor BBQ and fireplace with green-energy, renewable fuels, also known as wood. I love the smell of burning wood. It smells like victory.
Auto makers are targeting the big prize, the millennial generation, and curiously even youth cars are not going to the youth. And I do not think they will.
In some neighborhoods, the residents have formed militias who are shooting at and otherwise harassing the Brotherhood protestors.
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