Archives for October 2017

Koch Brothers, Republican donors want to ignore deficits in Trump tax reform

Deficits don't matter! That has been the Republican Party's official mantra when holding power in Washington. Of course, when they're out of power, the GOP slams budget deficits. Under President Donald Trump and the Republicans' tax reform … [Read more...]

Ron Paul: President Trump Beats War Drums For Iran

By: Ron Paul President Trump has been notoriously inconsistent in his foreign policy. He campaigned on and won the presidency with promises to repair relations with Russia, pull out of no-win wars like Afghanistan, and end the failed US policy of … [Read more...]

Julian Assange thanks U.S. government for 50,000% return on bitcoin

Bitcoin has been surging in recent years, topping $5,000 last week. For many early investors, they have made a killing, but for many investors who have just gotten into the game, it can be a bit risky. One of the earliest adopters of the … [Read more...]

Week in Review: October 9 to October 15

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: Ron Paul: Will Trump’s Tax Reform Increase or Limit Liberty? WATCH: Project Veritas releases part two of … [Read more...]

Get well Justin Raimondo!

Justin Raimondo, the editorial director of the infallible, is in the hospital. He posted a picture on Twitter, and we can only hope he gets better soon! Here is the tweet: — Justin Raimondo … [Read more...]

Subsidies In One Place Don’t Justify Tariffs in Another

By: Lee Friday Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard told reporters "Quebec has been attacked. And Quebec will resist. And Quebec will unite. . . .” This sounds serious. I always thought Canada’s deference to its southern neighbour would preclude … [Read more...]

5 random things for Friday (Norway’s Tesla Tax, Stockman on Iran, inequality myths)

News Story of the Day: the Norwegian government is considering adopting a new tax for consumers of electric cars that weigh more than two tons. Ostensibly, this would only impact Tesla for the time being, which means that those expensive electric … [Read more...]

WATCH: Why does government always fail?

Learn Liberty is out with a new video that attempts to answer the question: why does government always fail? Indeed, governments never work in the way that the general public thinks they do. Politicians, civil servants and voters tend to make … [Read more...]

How Much Do Central Banks Cost Us?

By: Karl-Friedrich Israel A classic argument for central bank controlled fiat money goes like this: a commodity such as gold is very costly to produce. All the resources, capital, and labor devoted to mining gold for monetary purposes could be … [Read more...]

As bitcoin tops 5k, Jamie Dimon will no longer talk about bitcoin

It is safe to say that JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is public enemy No. 1 in the bitcoin community. The Wall Street executive has said many things about the peer-to-peer decentralized virtual currency, much of it negative. It is a bubble, it is worse … [Read more...]