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...]

Video: Extensive interview with Marc Faber on gold, debt and central banks

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Marc Faber, editor and publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, does a lot of interviews, particularly with CNBC. Unfortunately, three-minute interviews are never enough to hear what a man like Faber has to say. You can learn a lot from this … [Read more...]

Ron Paul: Meltdown 7 years on – Federal Reserve, Congress fail to learn from their mistakes

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By: Ron Paul This month marks the seventh anniversary of the bursting of the housing bubble and the subsequent economic meltdown. The mood in Congress following the meltdown resembled the panicked atmosphere that followed the September 11th … [Read more...]

Tuesday Links: 8 articles, blog posts to read today


Here are eight stories to read today: 1. Fed's Dudley Says US on Track for 2015 Interest-Rate Rise 2. Google is spending millions more to lobby Europe 3. What Recovery? 9.4 Million More Americans Below Poverty Line Than Pre-Crisis 4. … [Read more...]

A look at Donald Trump’s ‘magnificent’ tax proposal

Donald Trump - Photo By: Andrew Moran

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump released his much awaited tax proposal Monday. At first glance, many Americans and businesses who hate paying taxes should be celebrating because it reduces taxes in a lot of areas and for both the rich and the … [Read more...]

Video: Does Bernie Sanders sound like Larry David’s George Steinbrenner in ‘Seinfeld’?


In recent weeks, there have been a number of videos comparing the voice of 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to Larry David's George Steinbrenner character in "Seinfeld." We were sent this video this morning, and then subsequently found an … [Read more...]