Fake News: Trump is not bankrupting the Secret Service

CNN, USA Today and other mainstream media outlets reported some good old fashioned fake news on Monday. The Counterfeit News Network said, "Secret Service can't pay agents for Trump and his family." The newspaper noted, "The Secret Service can no … [Read more...]

WATCH: ‘Woke’ hipster millennials want to be like Venezuela

Today, in Venezuela, millions of people are starving, eating random animals they find on the street, waiting in long lineups for food and water and being oppressed by the socialist tyrant known as Nicolas Maduro. This is the system that is in place. … [Read more...]

Trump to send extra 4,000 troops to Afghanistan – is war with Pakistan next?

So much for the anti-war candidate... Once again, the American electorate has been duped. Despite campaigning as a candidate who wanted to change United States foreign policy - one of regime change, military invention and nation-building - he has … [Read more...]

Study: Philadelphia’s soda tax caused consumers to drink more beer, not buy soda

Whenever government intervenes, it creates several unintended consequences. Case in point, Philadelphia recent imposed a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on soda as a way to combat growing obesity. Not only did the tax cost hundreds of jobs in the City of … [Read more...]

The Real Cause of America’s Opioid Epidemic

By: Mark Thornton The Opioid epidemic is spreading across the heartland of America. The number of drug overdose deaths from both prescription (e.g., Oxycontin) and black market (e.g., heroin) opiates exceeded 30,000 in 2015. Initial estimates … [Read more...]

Ron Paul: ‘A 50% pullback is conceivable’, not Donald Trump’s fault

The United States stock market is in a big, fat bubble. Whether it is the social media sector or the biotech side, there are many bubbles forming on the New York Stock Exchange, but don't tell that to some investors. Many contrarian investors see … [Read more...]

Week in Review: August 14 to August 20

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: Jim Rogers: ‘We could see the worst crash in my entire life pretty soon’ A Reminder for Donald Trump: … [Read more...]

Hey, Donald Trump, 7.4 million Americans are employed by foreign companies

President Donald Trump wants a mercantilist economy, a nation that is insulated from global trade, despite international commerce generating obscene amounts of wealth and opportunities for all. Today, more than seven million Americans are employed … [Read more...]

How Welfare States Make Us Less Civilized

By: Per Bylund Throughout history, the state has justified itself on the grounds that it is necessary to protect us from others whose habits and beliefs — we are meant to believe — are dangerous. For millennia, this fiction was easy to maintain … [Read more...]

6 random things for Friday (Twitter needs Trump, Vice wants to ‘blow up’ Mt. Rushmore, rich never paid 91% tax rate)

News Story of the Day: Twitter may publicly detest President Donald Trump, but they understand the true value he provides to the social media network. In fact, without the Twitterer-in-chief, the company would lose about one-fifth of its … [Read more...]