January’s headline inflation of 7.5% was the highest in the United States in forty years. Consistent with previous months, the biggest driver of higher prices was energy, rising 27%, but cars and groceries (especially proteins) also pressured the numbers.
It’s all happening now. After two years of tyranny, manifesting in authoritarian response from Statist bureaucracies around the world, citizens of democratic countries have said enough is enough.
The Biden administration has made domestic terrorism a keystone priority. By domestic terrorism, they did not mean Islamic infiltration into America, illegal immigration across our southern border, or the homegrown liberal white perpetrators of the Antifa/BLM riots, but rather anyone whose ideas were contrary to the Left’s agenda and who dared to express them publicly.
The object of this essay is to assert one very simple principle, as entitled to govern absolutely the dealings of society with the individual in the way of compulsion and control, whether the means used be physical force in the form of legal penalties, or the moral coercion of public opinion.
Thank you for continuing to uphold your oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
How is it that our society has determined that it’s acceptable to segregate and discriminate against the unvaccinated? And, even if civil society does, how dare a supposed house of God – always and forever in opposition to the “might equals right” values of Caesar – keep anyone away for political reasons from the sacrament and the chance to humble one’s heart before God?
High inflationary environments benefit the elite – capitalists and rentiers (those who make money from interest and dividends, rather than their labor) – at the cost of nearly everyone else. It’s not just retirees on fixed incomes who lose, it’s the working and middle classes who suffer most from rising prices on everything from housing to food to energy, and who find that their wages simply cannot keep up.
By the end of 2021, the majority of Americans, including many Democrats and Independents, are suffering from buyer’s remorse over the Biden presidency. Recent polls indicate that the majority of Americans believe the Biden administration is on the wrong track and is leading the country in the wrong direction.
We should never underestimate the politics of fashion….An entire sub-genre of Riot Fashion has emerged, with particular attention to fabrics that provide better resistance against flammables, tear gas and other chemical contaminants, and to military style yet fashionable shoes such as Doc Martins to complete the look. The purpose is multi-fold.
The Met Gala was like watching Marie-Antionette and the luxurious pomp of the Court of Versailles fête themselves on the eve of the French Revolution.
Let’s run a thought experiment and imagine ourselves back in 1986. I tried to get Elon Musk to provide a time machine, but apparently he’s waiting...
Generally, bitcoin investors are fun. Gold bugs are the people we avoid at cocktail parties. While they have similarities, bitcoin hasn’t been around long enough to stand the test of time that gold has.
Our infrastructure is terribly vulnerable, and we remain at risk of a catastrophe. We’ve recently had 2 serious incidents. Let us wake up.
Today, the news is full of excitement about Bitcoin. Yet, China’s creation of its digital currency may, in the long-term, be more significant.
We show IDs to board planes, rent cars, check into hotels and pick up baseball tickets, so why not to cast a ballot, the highest responsibility and privilege of citizenship?
There’s the Fed.. and then there is everyone who lives in the real world. The Fed’s recent statements stand in increasingly sharp contrast to the real world in which ordinary Americans live.
Under Biden’s infrastructure plan, I fear we are similarly on a road to nowhere.
Beyond the cultural and political implications, mask are also becoming another unneeded symbol of class division.
Race or other identity based violence is always and everywhere despicable. The good news is that the vast majority of Americans of all sorts and stripes feel the same, and eschew racially-based (or any) violence as a means to address perceived wrongs. As Americans, we must unite in opposition to what we’re seeing in this country.
Throwing more stimulus money at pork-barrel projects will not only not solve our problems but will have severe unintended consequences over the long run.
The power grid failures in Texas and elsewhere have made it clear: The electrical grid in the United States is at risk.
Let’s settle one thing up front. We’re clearly witnessing a speculative bubble in the financial markets.
For a call to unity to work, there has to be a rallying point around which Americans might gather as one. This is missing from the Biden appeal.
There are certain things that the US government, companies, and individuals should be doing differently in this environment to prepare for the threat of China.
Let’s have some healthy skepticism of the “Russia did it!” narrative. I wouldn’t surprise me to see a shocking plot twist revealed shortly.
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The U.S. government has been in a long period of self-deception with regard to a 20-year-long run of deficits and growing indebtedness to fund them. The consequences of this multi-decade wooden-headedness are beginning to be revealed.
A pandemic, a solvency crisis and inflation may seem a strange combination. But 2020 has been a strange year in more ways than one – 2021 might even outdo it.
I recently spoke with Newsday about the risks of inflation in the near future and what that could impact.
Come January, the president will face the daunting challenge of sustainably reviving the US economy following what has been a most difficult year for American business.
As both citizens and investors, now is a good time to take care and take cover with inflation on the horizon.
It has been called the most contentious and controversial US presidential election ever. The nation never seemed more divided.
For economists, tales of hyperinflations are the academic equivalent of a reading of the Apocalypse in the book of Revelation.
Winter may be coming, but there is still time for a spring-like renewal for the United States.
Today, around the world, national, regional and local political leaders, along with their corporate and business peers, are facing in COVID-19 a leadership test unseen in generations.
We cannot permit COVID-19 to halt Africa’s progress. The continent’s leaders and its developed-country partners can and must contain the pandemic.