Media Collusion & Rewarding Big Donors: 5 of the biggest findings from DNC emails leak

Do you still think the system isn't rigged? If the "Hillary Leaks" proves anything, it's that politics is phony, though if you're a staunch news junkie then you may have already realized this. The mainstream media is fake. Democrats portraying … [Read more...]

Florida judge declares bitcoin is not money

A Florida judge has determined that peer-to-peer decentralized digital currency bitcoin is not money. Despite the surge in popularity, particularly by statists, many officials are still backing away from the virtual currency. It was ruled on … [Read more...]

Britain’s Minimum Wage Short-Changes Young Workers

By: Chris Shaw The national minimum wage introduced in 1999 by the Blair government was seen as one of the best policies to tackle exploitative work and the conditions of low pay. What better than to create a floor under which no one can … [Read more...]

Week in Review: July 18 to July 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: The Curious Case of Vanishing Lady Liberty; Only Gold and Silver Remember Her U.S. politicians already … [Read more...]

Libertarians for Gary Johnson? 5 reasons libertarians can’t support Johnson

Forcing Jewish bakers to bake cakes for Nazis. Imposing a 23 percent sales tax. Supporting the United Nations. Calling Hillary Clinton a "wonderful public servant." Favoring the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). No, these aren't descriptors of a … [Read more...]

5 random things for a Friday (ECB’s interest rates, The Big Mac Index, Milton Friedman on free trade)

News Story of the Day: the European Central Bank (ECB) announced Thursday that it will leave key interest rates unchanged. According to the central bank, this is what interest rates will look like: ECB keeps main refinancing rate unchanged at 0.00 … [Read more...]

Brazil’s Lost Decade: We Must Free Our Economy

By: Felipe Capella It was a lost decade for Latin America. Years of populist governments combined with a commodity boom turned out to be our oil curse, our Dutch Disease. This disastrous mix made bad public policies look like temporary successes, … [Read more...]

Infographic: a look at the very interesting history of crude oil markets

United States crude prices reached a 12-year low back in February. Since then, US crude has touched above $50 a barrel for the first time since July of last year. Although oil has had a very volatile two or three years, oil's history since the late … [Read more...]

Retirement Crisis: a quarter of Americans fear running out of money in retirement

There is a retirement crisis unfolding the United States. And this isn't a retirement crisis that will happen in the next 20 or 30 years, it's happening right now to both Baby Boomers and millennials. According to a new survey, more than … [Read more...]

$75 trillion corporate debt could fuel next financial crisis

The next crisis will be a debt-fueled one. Skyrocketing corporate debt may help incite the next global economic collapse, says a new report from credit rating firm Standard & Poor’s. Because the Federal Reserve and other central banks around … [Read more...]