Week in Review: May 18 to May 24


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: 1% of bitcoin community controls 99% of bitcoin wealth (hot) A primer on the electoral college Report … [Read more...]

Video: Stephen Moore on the minimum wage


Jan Helfeld is out with a new interview with Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore. It's a compelling interview that consists of Moore outlining a number of reasons why the United States should eliminate the minimum wage. He … [Read more...]

Price Inflation: April’s consumer goods rose fastest in two years


Ostensibly, inflation in the United States is inching ever so closer to the Federal Reserve's target as the cost living in April, omitting food and energy, rose at the fastest pace in about two years. The core consumer price index jumped 0.3 … [Read more...]

Is Hillary Clinton the champion of small business?

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This week, former Secretary of State and 2016 United States presidential candidate Hillary Clinton created her first LinkedIn profile and then immediately published a blog post titled  "Four Ways to Jump-Start Small Business." It has already … [Read more...]

U.S. retirees seeing their student loan debts soaring


Usually when we discuss student loan debt, we think of millennials with liberal arts degrees and a $25,000 debt. However, we never look at some of the biggest financiers of a college education: older Americans, seniors and retirees. Ostensibly, … [Read more...]

Bernie Sanders wants to make college free for everyone


Here are a few facts regarding the current finances of the United States of America: Nearly $20 trillion in national debt A $500 billion federal budget deficit $120 trillion in funded liabilities and expenditures An insolvent Social … [Read more...]

Ron Paul: Cashless society is an attack on our privacy


How do you feel about a cashless society? Imagine a place where we never use cash and instead all of our purchases are made by the flick of our wrists, the rhythm of our heartbeats, mobile devices and the list goes on. The theme of this past month … [Read more...]

Report suggests it’s better to rent than own a home


Let's face it: there's a lot of worrying and sleepless nights when owning a home. There are a lot of costs that come with being a homeowner, especially when compared to a renter. Meanwhile, renting an apartment comes with fewer headaches, less costs … [Read more...]

A primer on the electoral college


We're still more than a year away from the United States presidential election, but that shouldn't stop you from improving upon your civics education. Every four years, the population often wonders why electoral college voters matter more than the … [Read more...]

1% of bitcoin community controls 99% of bitcoin wealth

BTC - Photo by:  Jason Benjamin

For years now we have constantly heard that the one percent in the world controls 99 percent of the wealth. The discussion has become so nauseating since Occupy Wall Street because of the political ideologies and "solutions" usually put forward … [Read more...]