Video: Is organic food worth the cost?

Organic food is a premium you pay because it has fewer pesticides, is supposedly healthier for you and is better for the environment. What is that old phrase about the fool and his money? Is any of this even true? Not quite. It may have fewer … [Read more...]

6 random things for Friday (Zuckerberg wants basic income, bitcoin surges, ANTIFA recruitment video)

News Story of the Day: many billionaires today are proof that you can make a lot of money but lack basic economic understandings. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivered a speech at Harvard's graduation ceremony, where he called for the government … [Read more...]

Democrats – who don’t pay the minimum wage – introduce $15 minimum wage bill

Here we go... The Democrats in Congress introduced legislation on Thursday that would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. According to the Washington Examiner, the bill would gradually phase in the $15 wage within the next six years … [Read more...]

A look at the 66 federal programs Trump wants gone in 2018 budget proposal

The Democrats are warning about the doom and gloom because President Donald Trump wants to make some budget cuts. When the Trump administration requested able-bodied people on food stamps to go to work, the media said the president hates the poor and … [Read more...]

HOT: Trump 2018 budget would slash $3.6 trillion over 10 years (or does it?)

"We’re no longer going to measure compassion by the number of programs or the number of people on those programs," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said. "We’re going to measure compassion and success by the number of people we help get off … [Read more...]

Week in Review: May 15 to May 21

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: Sorry, John Oliver, Ditch Net Neutrality Now Georgia’s economic output is bigger than Taiwan – and other … [Read more...]

Equal Pay Day for Men? Childless female city-dwellers with college degrees earn more than men

So, when will feminists declare Equal Pay Day for Men? Why not? New data suggests that there is a pay gap that favors women. The New York Post had an interesting excerpt in its report entitled "Childish men are to blame for women having kids late … [Read more...]

Wow! It took Amazon just 20 years to double Wal-Mart’s market value

How successful is Amazon? Well, let's take a look at its success. When Amazon went public in 1997, it was worth just a couple of billion dollars. In that same year, Wal-Mart was worth just under $100 billion. It took Amazon ONLY 18 years to match … [Read more...]

Securities class action lawsuit sends Snap Inc (SNAP) plunging 2%

Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) can't seem to catch a break. Whenever shares are on the rebound, some news story tends to shatter the stock. Case in point, the social media outlet was slapped with a securities class action lawsuit on Tuesday after it was … [Read more...]

Market Magic! University of Missouri losing students, money amid free speech restrictions

The free market is working its magic once again. Do you remember a couple of years ago, when a University of Missouri called for some "muscle" to help suppress coverage of the college shutting down free speech? Well, that post-secondary … [Read more...]