Ron Paul on Donald Trump: ‘I think Trump is an authoritarian and he brags about it’

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Donald Trump is an authoritarian, and is someone who is opposite of a libertarian, says former Texas Republican Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul. Speaking in an interview last week with Russia Today, Dr. Paul called Trump … [Read more...]

France in a Rut: What French employers are mandated to give workers in benefits


The French economy is in shambles. The unemployment rate is 10.5 percent, the youth jobless rate is 25 percent, taxes are very high, the French debt of GDP is 93.5 percent and the government is just too big in France. France, with all of its … [Read more...]

Ben Bernanke wants Federal Reserve to delay rate hike


Do not raise interest rates so soon, says former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke. Bernanke spoke with CNBC on Monday to discuss a range of economics matters, including the Fed, jobs, interest rates and the stock market. One statement that is … [Read more...]

Video: John D. Rockefeller – the richest and most hated American who ever lived


John D. Rockefeller is the first billionaire in United States history. He used ingenuity, the free market and hard work to become wealthy. He then became a generous philanthropist, developed the middle class and ensured his family lived a modest … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Sept. 28 to Oct. 4


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: Here is a chart for Donald Trump – jobs held by immigrants in the U.S. Age of Envy: Anti-Gentrification … [Read more...]

5 random things for a Friday (jobs, the Pope and Ludwig von Mises)


News Story of the Day: this past summer was a tough one for job creation, at least according to the data provided by the Department of Labor and the Federal Reserve. Despite the Fed-induced boom, the share of people with jobs fell to the lowest level … [Read more...]

5 Canadian provinces raise the minimum wage


Beginning this week, officials will implement a policy known as "compulsory unemployment," otherwise identified as raising the minimum wage. Effective Oct. 1, the minimum wage will increase in the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, … [Read more...]

Report lists top 10 cities with the shortest working hours


What cities in the world work the least? In this busy, workaday and stressful asphalt jungle, we work a lot, at least in the United States and Canada. Around the world, however, work isn't a sacred practice as people seem to value their time more … [Read more...]

IMF warns global economic growth will be weak for remainder of 2015, part of 2016

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning that the global economy will be weak and slow for the remainder of the year and into 2016. According to the head of the IMF, global economic growth won't pick until late in 2016. IMF Managing … [Read more...]

The Collapse of American Media – New poll shows trust in media at all-time low


"Mainstream media outlets in the United States are open, honest and genuine," said no one ever. CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS and Fox News aren't the most reliable of news organizations today. This is why a lot of people turn to the Internet to find … [Read more...]