Shock: U.S. government runs second-highest monthly surplus in April

You know President Donald Trump will claim for credit this. According to a new report from the United States Treasury Department, the federal government ran its second-highest monthly surplus in history last month. Washington had an April surplus … [Read more...]

Video: Millennials in the Workforce, A Generation of Weakness

If there is one video you watch today then make it "Millennials in the Workforce, A Generation of Weakness." It is an incredible 12-minute video that takes a look at why millennials are whiny, self-entitled and lazy individuals. The conclusions … [Read more...]

Treasury still considering ultra-long bonds to finance U.S. government

The United States may adopt the latest trend of ultra-long bonds as a way to tackle its massive debt problems. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reiterated to Bloomberg Television that the federal government is studying the "costs and benefits" of … [Read more...]

5 random things for Friday (media love war, Milton Friedman, the battle against YouTube)

News Story of the Day: are we seeing signs of a recession? After the latest jobs report, we may be on the verge of the bust cycle. The United States economy added just 98,000 jobs in March, far below the initial forecast of 158,000. This is the … [Read more...]

Time to Hedge State Reserve Funds with Gold

By Jp Cortez Financially prudent individuals set aside surplus funds to protect against unforeseen expenditures. This way, when faced with loss of income, house repairs, car trouble, or anything else, they will have a buffer against unanticipated … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Financially Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

By Mason Brown There are no specified secrets in keeping a marriage successful. This is because it all starts with the simple things between people in a marriage who keeps each other happy. The first thing they must do is to marry in a smart … [Read more...]

Idaho House of Representatives Votes Overwhelmingly to Remove Income Taxation from Precious Metals

Boise, Idaho (March 14, 2017) – By an overwhelming 56-13 margin, the Idaho House of Representatives today voted to end all Idaho taxation on precious metals, e.g. gold and silver coins and bars. Bill sponsor Representative Mike Moyle (R) and the … [Read more...]

Sound Money Is Rising at the State Level

By Clint Siegner, Money Metals Exchange Inflation is the most pernicious of taxes levied by our government. Officials systematically devalue the Federal Reserve Note “dollar,” then levy capital gains taxes on assets when their dollar price … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Feb. 27 to Mar. 5

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: When Government Acts, Unintended Consequences Follow Uh oh: Donald Trump wants to increase military … [Read more...]

Internet set to overtake television; YouTube consumption nearly greater than TV

The death of traditional television is gradually coming as more and more consumers cut the cord and turn to the Internet for their video consumption. Since 2010, there has been an explosion in the number of hours global consumers view videos on … [Read more...]