Since they can't blame the weather in April, what's the rationale to explain how they missed the decline in consumer spending? They blame the weather of course-- again.
Small exchange-traded fund (ETF) providers can sometimes craft interesting alternative strategies for investors.
We are two-thirds through the current quarter, and while there are signs it is far stronger than the March quarter, we’re still looking in the rear-view mirror this week.
The separatists have destroyed several helicopters in the past month, but those were destroyed on or near the ground. Today's downing raises suspicions about the nature and extent of separatist weapons stocks and the possibility of outside supply.
On many occasions, I’ve explained that economic output is a function of how much labor and capital are productively utilized.
In a major address at West Point, President Obama once again sought to articulate a foreign policy that places greater emphasis on diplomacy, economic leverage and recourse to international law.
Howard Dean said that the real problem is the media… Apparently he thinks Obama’s foreign policy is “too sophisticated” for the media to understand. Also, Seattle recently upped their minimum wage to 27 dollars per hour. (As if Starbucks coffee wasn’t expensive enough already.)
Putin is getting the Soviet band back together and the Middle East is engaged in a shooting war over who hates Americans more… Either Obama’s brilliant plan to create world peace has gone horribly wrong, or he really has no idea what he’s doing.
Well, another loser killed a bunch of people, this time in Santa Barbara, California. Which gives gun control zealots an opportunity to seize upon the tragedy to recycle their calls to restrict private firearms ownership and otherwise erode the Second Amendment.
Obama’s “recovery” continues to surprise. Despite the fact that GDP contracted in the first part of the year, some Keynesian cheerleaders in the media are determined to spin the numbers as “good news” for the economy.
So John Kerry went on national TV yesterday to triple double dog dare Edward Snowden to come back from Russia. For the death penalty? Or life in prison?
The general incompetence of Nigerian forces makes suspect any claim that they have found the location of the kidnapped girls. That claim almost certainly is a hoax to try to make the government look less bumbling.
We are so conditioned to the idea that the cost of renting money fundamentally should be determined by a central bank that most don’t think anything of monetary policy.
We’re basically “supporting” Ukraine by sending them some pocket change, two twelve packs of diet soda, and other “non-lethal” aid… But we’re still giving RPGs and AK-47s to Syrian Islamists, right? Is anyone doing a background check on these weapon transfers?
With heart-pounding suspense, John le Carre-like intrigue and Jeffersonian fidelity to the principles of human freedom, Glenn Greenwald has just published "No Place to Hide." The book, which reads like a thriller, is Greenwald's story of his nonstop two weeks of work in May and June of 2013 in Hong Kong with former CIA agent and NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden. Greenwald was the point person who coordinated the public release of the 1.7 million pages of NSA documents that Snowden took with him in order to prove definitively that the federal government is spying on all of us all the time.
More discussion on the topic of pragmatism and politics is critical. If conservatives decide to take their marbles and go home rather than fight to the bitter end because they feel their principles have been compromised, they will needlessly subject future generations to untold misery.
The US treasury market is not in sync with the widely held belief the economy is growing stronger. A single chart clearly shows what I mean.
Obama may not have been able to make the sea recede- by the way, what kind of a lunatic promises that? That’s a question for my Democrat friends—but Clinton sure made the world a colder place.
I believe in free markets and small government, and I’m also againstWashington corruption. Which is why I want to abolish the Department of Agriculture.
When I watch and listen to Mario Draghi talk about the various strategies to revitalize Europe I am constantly reminded of his greatest fear-DEFLATION.
Labor Secretary Tom Perez, says we should be more focused on the “community” than the “individual”… After all, that’s clearly how people like Obama and Perez got where they are in life. Mark Skousen also joined the show to talk about individuals, prosperity, and big government.
The short answer is yes. Don’t worry Democrats (and Republicans) Hillary will be plenty liberal or “progressive” or whatever the word for statist will be in 2016.
To head off a tough bout with stagflation—slow growth and high inflation—the Federal Reserve should start raising interest rates soon.
The European ruling class might have gotten their first glimpse at pitchforks and torches over the weekend when anti-EU parties made gains across the continent.
Ukraine's new president seems like he will support aggressive combat operations against the eastern separatists. He said he wants peace; and suppressing the secession is how he intends to obtain it.
Restoring “consent of the governed” is not about Right versus Left. It is about setting up a system to restore control of Congress to us outsiders, the people, over the insiders and the special interests.
Dr. Ben Carson joined the program to talk about personal responsibility and individual accountability. Also, Michael Schaus talked about the true meaning of Memorial Day.
J.P. Morgan Chase’s (NYSE: JPM) announcement that it will invest $100 million in Detroit during the next five years exemplifies the critical importance of private sector involvement in spurring an economic renaissance.
Seth Meyers, Lindsay Lohan, Mackelmore, and Leonardo DiCaprio all get the newest amenities in urban chic. And now some want to make taxpayers pay for it.
Many truck drivers thought it would never happen. Most mentioned insurance issues. Yes, there are problems, but time has marched on even quicker than I thought.
Doling out government funding is a “zero-sum game” in which a limited amount of money is available and lawmakers are put in the awkward position of needing to “rob Peter to pay Paul.”
So why is it against the law to buy and sell kidneys, particularly when the actual buyers and sellers – by definition – both benefit?