Are 9 Dead Bankers A Sign Of Pending Economic Collapse? Feb Post – Update July to 15 – An Epidemic?

First Question – I’m noticing more of the same type news that does not bode well. Military Officers, Border invasion, again with bankers. A trend ………………… Update – Add 6 to the List Is there a Banker’s Plague that is unreported, or is there a Sinister plot Banker Deaths Climb to 15: Goldman Sachs Managing …

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Your tax dollars at work

From The Washington Post: Female-named hurricanes kill more than male hurricanes because people don’t respect them, study finds By Jason Samenow | June 2 at 3:05 pm People don’t take hurricanes as seriously if they have a feminine name and the consequences are deadly, finds a new groundbreaking study. Female-named storms have historically killed more …

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Economics 101: The left love themselves some failed policies

Remember that famous headline? From The Wall Street Journal: Taking New York Back to the Bad Old Days For the first time since the near-bankruptcy of the 1970s, the city will borrow to pay for new obligations. By Fred Siegel and Nicole Gelinas | May 20, 2014 6:37 p.m. ET Who should worry the most …

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Paul Krugman veers into the weeds again

From The New York Times:  SEARCH Unemployment: It’s Not Personal MAY 17, 2014, 9:34 AM 78 Comments Matt O’Brien has an interesting if depressing piece on long-term unemployment, making the point that long-term unemployment is basically bad luck: if you got laid off in a bad economy, you have a hard time finding a new job, and the longer …

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Another one bites the dust!

It’s hardly a surprise that the economic policies of President Obama haven’t gotten the county out of the economic doldrums; he and his administration have proved themselves to be absolutely rotten capitalist investors: Smith Electric Vehicles has suspended production By Steve Everly | The Kansas City Star | April 4, 2014 Smith Electric Vehicles, a …

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We told you so!

Breitbart notes the troubles in the Windy City: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Warns of Doubled Property Taxes to Fund Spiraling Pension Costs by Warner Todd Huston 12 Mar 2014 1236 Illinois has one of the worst pension messes in the nation as the cost of government employee benefits is sending state, county, and local governments …

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$30 trillion in stimulus

Patterico noted this article by David Howden is Chair of the Department of Business and Economics, and professor of economics at St. Louis University, at its Madrid Campus, Academic Vice President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada, and winner of the Mises Institute’s Douglas E. French Prize: Where’s the Austerity? Global debt now …

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The Commander-in-Chief and the Minimum Wage

We have noted previously Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s President Obama’s proposals concerning military pay and benefits, but I have since taken the time to put together some numbers. President Obama wants to see the minimum wage increased from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour by the end of 2015, in three steps of …

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A Commander-in-Chief who has failed in his duty

It’s no surprise that Defense spending was going to have to be cut. With the war in Iraq over, and our slow withdrawal from Afghanistan in process, we were simply going to need less. But this has your Editor more than a little annoyed. From USA Today: The budget calls for a 1% pay increase …

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Not a budget, but a campaign document

The process we use for electing Presidents in this country is very heavily skewed toward picking the best campaigners, not the men who would make the best Presidents. For example, we place a tremendous emphasis on the performances in the debates, settings in which the candidates stand up, with no notes and no help, and …

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