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Sean Rosenthal destroys Keynesian economist Paul Krugman

http://mises.org

Sean Rosenthal dismantles Keynesian economist Paul Krugman's ridiculous comments regarding the British 'austerity' measures.

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Required embalming room drives up costs of funerals

http://www.startribune.com

Minnesota law requires funeral homes to have an embalming room at each location even though most do all embalming at one central location or even outsource that task to a third party, thus making the law a barrier to entry for competition and driving up the cost of funerals. A young funeral home director specializing in low cost funerals is now challenging that law.

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U.S. economic freedom declines, yet again

http://www.humanevents.com

According to the 18th annual Index of Economic Freedom, released Thursday morning by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, ... America has slid from No. 9 in 2011 to tenth place today. Indeed, this is the fourth consecutive year in which the U.S. fell a notch. Out of a perfect score of 100, America declined 1.5 points to 76.3. Denmark, No. 11, scored 76.2.

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Debtor's Prison?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

A woman is pulled over in a traffic stop only to find out there is a warrant for her arrest because she is unable to pay a medical bill....Read more here:

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Bar Stool Economics and How Taxes Work

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A thought provoking story on how taxes affect the rich and the poor.

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Study: Buy Chinese and you support Americans

http://digitaljournal.com

A new study shows that when Americans buy products labeled "Made in China" 55 cents on the dollar goes to people in the United States.

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Debt Deflation - On the Edge with Max Keiser - YouTube

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Good discussion of the difference between inflation, deflation and stagflation, often confused. July 07 2011 Press TV -- In this edition of On the Edge, Max Keiser interviews Steve Keen, economist and author of the book Debunking Economics.

He says that debts have spiraled out of control and the reason is shadow banking system. The program touches on the correlation between the US-EU debt crisis and the worsening Greek economy.

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16 Signs The U.S. Economy Is In Trouble

http://www.datelinezero.com

This isn't an exhaustive list, by any means. But it's a list of 16 recent news items that spell trouble. From Wal-Mart itself warning people of inflation, to the fact that food manufacturers are quietly reducing the size of food packages (so that they don't have to raise prices ... for the time being), there's trouble on the horizon.

The author suggests not panicking, not worrying ... and looking to agorism.

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A bitcoin is now worth more than a US dollar.

http://bitcoincharts.com

A peer-to-peer currency exchange done without coercive influence is now worth more than the dollar. Which just goes to show that a currency can exist without governmental intervention.

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Trade In Black-Market Cigarettes: Hot, Dangerous : NPR

http://www.npr.org

Black-market cigarettes are costing many states hundreds of millions of dollars a year in lost tax revenue. And the lucrative, illicit trade is attracting violent criminal gangs that can be lethally ruthless.

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