The world can’t afford another financial crash – it could destroy capitalism as we know it

This is an issue which we need to revisit soon, and we will at greater length. And there is is some validity to this fear.

First, the Crash of 2008 was a crash caused by central planning. It was the Federal Reserve which created the necessary climate for the Crash. The planners screwed up royally. They kept interest rates too low for too long and everyone came to believe that there was a “Greenspan Put” built into the stock market.

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A president who is truly out of touch: With the economy declining – possible worldwide recession, Obama wants huge new taxes on fuel

We like “green” energy. The water in my childhood home in the 80s was heated by solar panels. We like wind, and the rest. But we like it within the market.

Green energy can exist within the market despite what many people believe. In a world of 6 billion people and growing there is absolutely a market for cleaner energy sources. In many parts of the world solar particularly makes sense on micro levels. Lives can be made better with solar.

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Here’s How Much More Money Obama Wants For Global Warming Programs

Believe it or not I actually attended this rally as an observer. I marched along with everyone and everything. It was literally the coldest day of the winter which was kind of funny.

This is not the venue to discuss global warming, or climate change, or whatever. I have friends in the environmental movement for whom climate change is an important issue and one they take very seriously. I have been fortunate to hear their perspectives over the years and they have informed me on the issue.

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4.9 Percent Unemployment Can’t Be True Amid 15 Percent Food Stamp Participation Rate

Animal spirits in the Year of the Monkey?

Most of our readers will probably agree with this statement. Let’s face it, the “jobs number” is arguably the most politically massaged economic number there is. There have long been questions about its validity but now with the rate at an extremely low 4.9% the number just feels absurd.

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EPA has No Answer (on) Why They Didn’t Inform Public About Lead Water 1 Yr Ago

As we’ve said before, imagine if a private company knew that Flint’s water was full of lead for A YEAR and didn’t make sure the public knew about it one way or another?

But the EPA? Well, there are rules for private citizens and then there are rules for cronies in government. (As we see time and again.)

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Citibank: World economy trapped in ‘death spiral’

The universe has patterns. Either go with the flow or pay later. Looks like we are “paying later.”

A serious recession would be terribly trying particularly in light of the geopolitical jockeying going on right now. Acute financial pressure, and it is already acute in some parts of the world, makes for instability. Leaders do stupid things when countries are in economic pain.

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Chuck Todd asks Senator Ben Sasse: What is a conservative? (And are American “conservatives” really conservative?)

I have become a big fan of Senator Sasse. His definition of “conservative” is I think right on the money. Though I would say that the term “conservative” doesn’t really feel right to me these days. I would argue that what is today called conservative, very limited government, rule of law, generally an affirmation of The Enlightenment in many respects, is actually quite forward thinking and not retrograde as the term “conservative” implies. I don’t think most “conservatives” want to conserve the massive and intrusive state which this country has been saddled with since the Wilson administration.

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Sanders Fundraises Off Goldman CEO Blankfein’s Comments

He should, and in this very narrow statement Sanders is almost correct. What Sanders does not mention however is that the reason Goldman Sachs acted the way it did, indeed why it COULD act the way it did in the lead up to 2008 was because its “greed” was facilitated by the Federal Reserve. The central planners wanted Goldman Sachs and the other banks to leverage themselves out. This was the goal. The Great Recession was created by the Federal Reserve,

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John Cleese: Political Correctness Can Lead to an Orwellian Nightmare (VIDEO)

Political correctness is a form of oppression. It is about narrowing thought. It is about creating mental constructs which are not real. It about creating a dream (nightmare) world which will then somehow become reality. It is dangerous. I would even say that the newspeak we see on some college campuses (and elsewhere) is a form of tyranny. It is anti-intellectual. It is based in the idea that a rose is not a rose than that language creates reality. It is a thought code for the self righteous and the perpetually offended.

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Goldman (Government) Sachs Says It May Be Forced to Fundamentally Question How Capitalism Is Working (Funny, Goldman doesn’t like capitalism anyway)

Goldman was President Obama’s number 1 private contributor in the 2008 election.

Goldman should be dead. Door knob. A chapter in American finance history, but a chapter about the past. It should no longer exist. It is not an example of American capitalism. It is crony capitalism at its worst. It is a bailout bank. It took from you because of its mistakes and “profited” with ill gotten funds. You kept Goldman Sachs alive. The government gave you no other choice.

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OU professor: Youths’ attraction to Sanders shows education failure (Socialism is the economics of the dim and the jealous)

Just – right – on – center.

Crony capitalism is a form of socialism and socialism is a dead end. It makes people poor and it is morally bankrupt.

That isn’t to say that opposing the current order isn’t a good thing. It is. But we live under too much socialism as it is. Free the market. Have a better life.

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Americans are increasingly aware of crony capitalism, and it is changing politics as we know it

Crony capitalism is a concept with which the typical informed American voter is now familiar. We are very proud of our contribution to this awakening and it is gratifying to see candidates of all stripes having to defend their current crony arrangements with donors, past crony deals, or alternatively to see them go on the attack against cronyism. That Cruz won the Iowa Caucuses despite an explicitly anti-ethanol subsidy stance is no small feat.

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Where Does the U.S. Rank in World Economic Freedom? (VIDEO)

Not high enough I am afraid and we have been declining under Obama.

This should be the freest place on earth. Economic freedom is built into our DNA. This is supposed to be the land of opportunity.

Some people in this country seem to have forgotten this however. They appear to have given up and would instead choose to embrace an all encompassing, paternalistic, suffocating welfare state which restricts opportunity, creates economic and social strata which are highly rigid,

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