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Jim Rickards’ Prediction of Dire Economic Collapse has 8 Days Left Before it Expires

Last month, Peregrin Wood noted the many predictions of “economic expert” Jim Rickards that had gone wrong in the past:

“He’s addicted to predicting imminent doom. He’s quoted in an article from October 2014 as predicting that another ‘Great Recession’ is ‘about to strike.’ In September 2013, however, he told a crowd of potential investors […]

Resource: List of Campaign Finance Disclosure Websites State by State

Transparency shouldn’t be opaque.

For the life of me, I haven’t been able to find a current list of campaign finance websites covering local political donations in the 50 states of the USA. The best I could find was an old list helpfully compiled by the Campaign Disclosure Project. It’s a good start, but it […]

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Civics Test Flunks Out

“Americans Don’t Know Civics,” flatly declares the USA Today headline. Agence France Presse and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker dutifully follow suit, passing on the press release of the “Intercollegiate Studies Institute.” Americans are expected to recoil, recoil! at the following fact points:

More than 2/3 of those surveyed earned a failing grade on a […]

Replace Car Jobs With Rail Jobs

What if the money being proposed for Wall Street and Detroit were utilized instead to fund a significant expansion of high-speed rail transportation? […]

GOP Economics in a McCain Nutshell

McCain campaign staffers were expected to actually work as volunteers, even though they were told that they would be paid to pretend to be volunteers. […]

Palin, American Exceptionalism, And Economics

The essential message of the extremist agenda of the Wasilla Assembly of God beliefs about a prophecy of God’s plan for America, all the way through the stomping of non-Christians, comes from the same movement that inspired John Winthrop to write A Model of Christian Charity. So, by understanding that sermon, we can understand a lot more about the ideology that Sarah Palin would impose in the White House if John McCain were to be elected this year, and then die. […]

Hey, Wall Street, Main Street Gets It. Do You?

You know, the more I read the New York Times the more I realize those Manhattan financial district reporters may be awfully smart but still don’t have a clue what they’re talking about. They keep telling the rest of us what we “need to understand.” Apparently we “need to understand” that if taxpayers don’t hand […]

Clueless Unreality at OH McCain Rally: "Greatest Job Growth Since WWII"?

Ohio Republican State Representative Jim McGregor of Gahanna, speaking at the September 29, 2008 rally for John McCain and Sarah Palin in Columbus, Ohio:

“You know, I believe Ohio is on the leading edge. We’re leaping into the greatest job growth since the era of World War II.”

What alternative reality does Jim McGregor reside […]

Sarah Palin's Economic Empowerment Plan: Take Up Sports

You know, the Republicans tried really hard to fix everything just right for Sarah Palin to take her first-ever question from an actual member of the American public. They shut down public access to the “town hall” in Grand Rapids so that people in the town weren’t welcome to come. They made it a ticketed […]

Wasilla Needs Its Village Idiot. Send Sarah Palin Home.

Americans are losing jobs, losing homes, and losing hope. We need to contain the damage, and put Sarah Palin back in the arena of small town politics, where she can’t do much harm. Wasilla needs its village idiot. In 2008, let’s send Sarah Palin home. […]

The Decline, or the Acme, of Sweatshop Production?

Some very basic economic forces would seem to portend the decline of America’s sweatshop consumer economy. As wage stagnation has become so obvious that even the right-wing NewsMax has begun to feature complaints about it, the effect of unchanged real wages overall and diminishing real wages for middle class and working class Americans has been […]