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Minimum Wage Laws Hurt The Poor and Hobble the Economy

http://www.youtube.com

Want to decrease unemployment? Want to provide a ladder for the advancement of younger, less skilled or less experienced people? Eliminate the "Minimum Wage."

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Bass Fishing and the Free Market

http://define-liberty.com

This is an article on how the lack of intellectual property laws within the bass fishing industry have allowed for a fast paced and highly competitive market where anyone can do well provided they have good products.

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The Keynesian thought patten, writ large

http://www.nytimes.com

Let’s get one thing straight: America is not facing a fiscal crisis. It is, however, still very much experiencing a job crisis. In fact, of course, it’s just the opposite: The danger is that the deficit will come down too much, too fast. And the reasons that might happen are purely political; we may be about to slash spending and raise taxes not because markets demand it, but because Republicans have been using blackmail as a bargaining strategy, and the president seems ready to call their bluff.

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Bitcoins Join Global Bank Network

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Virtual cash exchange a currency exchange that specialises in virtual cash has won the right to operate as a bank.

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Bitcoin Not Bombs

http://dailyanarchist.com

Bitcoin allows Iranians to store their wealth digitally where the currency police can’t seize it, and most importantly it allows them, at the individual level, to skirt US sanctions and maintain an economic connection to the outside world. When US sanction against Iraq killed an estimated 1 million innocent civilians in the 90s it’s easy to see how important that is.

French economist Frederic Bastiat once said, “If goods don t cross borders, armies will.” I suggest that when States can no longer prevent goods from crossing borders, armies won’t.

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Hollywood Fracks Up!

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk

The plot for Matt Damon's film, "Promised Land" had to be completely rewritten, to nearly comical proportions, because research showed that the fracking claims that were the basis of the story showed to be invalid.

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WALMART TO TAXPAYERS: IT'S ON YOU

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Walmart's New Health Care Policy Shifts Burden To Medicaid, Obamacare: Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, plans to begin denying health insurance to newly hired employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week, according to a copy of the company’s policy obtained by The Huffington Post. Under the policy, slated to take effect in January, Walmart also reserves the right to eliminate health care coverage for certain workers if their average workweek dips below 30 hours -- something that happens with regularity and at the direction of company managers.

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Dollar-Less Iranians Discover Virtual Currency

http://www.businessweek.com

Under sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies, dollars are hard to come by in Iran. The rial fell from 20,160 against the greenback on the street market in August to 36,500 rials to the dollar in October. It’s settled, for now, around 27,000. The central bank’s fixed official rate is 12,260. Yet there’s one currency in Iran that has kept its value and can be used to purchase goods from abroad: bitcoins, the online-only currency.

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Turkey Skirts Iran Sanctions with Gold

http://silverunderground.com

The Wall Street Journal report calls the Turkish gold payments a “loophole in Western sanctions” which ban Iran from receiving payments in US dollars, but it’s far more than that. A “loophole” at least operates within the framework of the policy. Abandoning the US dollar to circumvent the entire policy is a thumb in the eye to US legitimacy, and the global banking system.

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Hostess Blames Union For Bankruptcy After Tripling CEO’s Pay

http://thinkprogress.org

headlines have been quick to blame unions for the downfall of the company there’s actually more to the story: While the company was filing for bankruptcy, for the second time, earlier this year, it actually tripled its CEO’s pay, and increased other executives’ compensation by as much as 80 percent.

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Reality check regarding Hostess bankruptcy

http://www.forbes.com

Hostess has been sold at least three times since the 1980s, racking up debt and shedding profitable assets along the way with each successive merger. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2004, and again in 2011. Little thought was given to the line of products, which, frankly, began to seem a bit dated in the age of the gourmet cupcake.

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WordPress to accept bitcoins due to PayPal, credit card blocks

http://www.itworld.com

WordPress said Thursday it will accept bitcoins, opening up the blogging platform to payments from users in countries not supported by PayPal or credit card companies.

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China May Launch a Gold Currency

http://silverunderground.com

China has been recasting their gold reserves, currently in 12.4 kg bars into smaller 1 kg bars, allegedly to lay the foundation a gold backed currency, and new banking reserve system.

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U.S. sticks Chinese solar makers with tariffs

http://www.smartplanet.com

"The U.S. International Trade Commission agreed in a unanimous vote today that Chinese solar manufacturers have benefited from illegal subsidies from its government and sold products at less than fair value, the final decision in more than a year-long trade tussle."

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Bitcoin Friday! One day sale from tons of Bitcoin merchants!

http://bitcoinfriday.com

Bitcoin Friday! This is a Pre-Black Friday of sorts. A one day sale event at all Bitcoin merchants along with a unified attempt at advertising Bitcoin businesses. This means we need your help in two ways: please buy something with your bitcoins and please tell the world that Bitcoin businesses exist!

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Free Cities in talks with Jamaica and eyeing several other countries.

http://www.thefreemanonline.org

The representative of the investor group said Jamaica would not only be addressed MGK investments, but also other countries. '' As no conditions we asked, they take the capital to other countries. "

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Liberty $ Creator Awaiting Prison: When Money Goes Bad, Ppl Go Crazy

http://www.silverdoctors.com

Bernard von NotHaus faces up to 20 years in prison for his ‘conviction’ of the crime of minting $60 million worth of constitutionally legal private silver coins. Naturally, since von NotHaus made the mistake of minting the word dollar on the coins, the Feds threw the book at him, confiscated the phyzz, and labeled the patriot a ‘domestic terrorist’.

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Honduras Bars Plan for Private Cities

http://www.democracynow.org

The Honduras Supreme Court has struck down a proposal for a number of so-called private cities with their own tax and justice systems. Wealthy landowners had pushed the plan, drawing opposition from human rights groups. But Honduran justices ruled the establishment of private jurisdictions outside of Honduran law would violate the constitution.

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Detroit’s Heroic Anarcho-Bus Company

http://karendecoster.com

This year saw the birth of a new, private bus company in Detroit, and it’s called the Detroit Bus Company. The owner and founder, 25-year-old Andy Didorosi, was a guest on Mitch Albom’s show today, where he stated that his company is “trying to change what people think about buses.” In other words, his company does not tool around the city in monstrous, shabby, dirty, disgusting cages on wheels that are driven by 400-pound, sedentary maniacs who have nothing to lose, especially their union-protected, government job.

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Surprise: The US Dollar is a Virtual Currency

http://blog.bitinstant.com

An accurate portrayal of the virtual nature of the US dollar which explores misconceptions and realities of the money used by so many.

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