WATCH: 13 reasons you can hate Roy Moore

The special Alabama U.S. Senate election is taking place, and it seems like there is only one candidate running for the seat to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Roy Moore. The conversation has morphed from who the better candidate is to the … [Read more...]

Ron Paul: Government Should Leave Bakers Alone

By: Ron Paul Last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case stems from the refusal of Masterpiece Cakeshop, a bakery, to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. … [Read more...]

Paging Robert Murphy – Donald Trump wants to go to the Moon, Mars

On Monday, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will declare a space race, sending American astronauts to the Moon and Mars. Signing a new NASA directive, the president will order the space agency to focus its efforts on space … [Read more...]

Will the U.S. have the longest economic expansion in history?

It has been about a decade since the United States economy endured the worst recession since the Great Depression. It was a real bloodbath out there. Thanks to the Federal Reserve, the U.S. economy is expanding, and blowing bubbles all over the … [Read more...]

LAND OF OZ: The Fed’s Fantasy on Neutral Interest Rates

By: Frank Shostak In her testimony to the Congress Economic Committee on November 29, 2017, the Fed Chair Janet Yellen said that the neutral rate appears to be quite low by historical standards. From this, she concluded that the federal funds … [Read more...]

FAKE NEWS: CNN botches another ‘exclusive’ Donald Trump story

A week after ABC News posted fake news about Candidate Trump ordering Michael Flynn to reach out to the Russians, CNN followed suit, reporting their own fake news. On Friday, CNN hyped an "exclusive" report that suggested collusion between the … [Read more...]

Week in Review: December 4 to December 10

In case you missed any of this week's articles, here is a round-up of some of the most read pieces written by the Economic Collapse News staff: FAKE NEWS: ABC News reports false story, suspends Brian Ross, Trump wants lawsuits Venezuela to launch … [Read more...]

Bitcoin Loses Steam as Steam Loses Bitcoin

By: Matthew McCaffrey The skyrocketing price of Bitcoin has dominated the financial news for the past few weeks, and the usual suspects are queuing up to offer predictions about its continued rise or inevitable fall. Yet it’s not all good news … [Read more...]

6 random things for Friday (Nov. jobs report, free trade benefits, libertarian Xmas gifts)

News Story of the Day: President Donald Trump must certainly be giving the fist bump to every person he sees in the White House, especially after the latest jobs report. The United States economy added 228,000 jobs in November, which is more than … [Read more...]

WOW! It took bitcoin just three minutes to jump $1,000 – and other figures

One bitcoin is presently valued at just under $16,600. Who knows? Perhaps that will change within the next several seconds. Thursday turned out to be a whirlwind day for the peer-to-peer decentralized virtual currency. It soared to $19,000 in a … [Read more...]