Economics

Graphic Charts of Crony Capitalism Being Alive and Well in A...

Posted December 21st, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Graphic Charts of Crony Capitalism Being Alive and Well in Fascist America

Here are Venn diagrams of the big government/big business partnership that is ruining running the United States. They were created by Stephanie Herman. I will of course lead off with the granddaddy of all big government/big business partnerships, General Electric.

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Improving Economy?

Posted December 19th, 2011 by LoveFreedomAndL...
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Is the economy improving? Are there more jobs? Read more here:

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Krugman-in-Wonderland

Posted December 17th, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Krugman - in - Wonderland

Analysis and criticism of America's most prominent public intellectual and champion of Keynesian economics. I am part of the Austrian School of Economics, and I critique Krugman's writings from that perspective.

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Postal Service’s Almost 50-Year Intentional Slowdown of Mail

By James Bovard -- The U.S. Postal Service announced plans this month to phase out overnight delivery of first-class mail. Postal officials are portraying the decision as a painful but necessary budget-induced departure from a long history of exemplary service. In reality, the Postal Service has been intentionally slowing down first-class mail for almost 50 years. It’s time to end the post office’s monopoly on letter delivery.

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Bank of England holds fire, for now

Posted December 11th, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Bank of England holds fire, for now

Economists see additional quantitative easing in 2012

FRANKFURT (MarketWatch) — The Bank of England, as expected, left its key lending rate at a record low on Thursday and made no changes to its quantitative easing program as policy makers wrestle with an economy that threatens to tip back into recession.

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Get the Handbook for the Recently Unemployed

Posted December 11th, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Get the Handbook for the Recently Unemployed

Don't forget your Handbook!

The Handbook for the Recently Unemployed is a free ebook filled with essential information, witty insights, and a collection of incredible posts from over 15 authors on the topic.

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Does China Have a Superior Economic Model?

Posted December 11th, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Does China Have a Superior Economic Model?

In a recent piece for the Wall Street Journal, Andy Stern, an Obama insider and one of organized labor's more aggressive personalities, praised what he called "China's superior economic model."

Does China have a superior economic model? That depends: Superior to what?

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New Hampshire's Poverty Phenomenon Adjusted

Posted December 10th, 2011 by iluvsushi
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This writer says, On the face of it, this is one hell of a coup for libertarians – seemingly a death-blow to liberal (or other) notions that the lower classes are invariably victims of freer economies. It almost speaks for itself – “See? Free up the economy and it’ll help the poor!”

Well, maybe – but these numbers don’t show it. We have a list of the freest states, as well as one for poverty levels². ...

See the URL to read the whole post. What do you all think?

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California officials vow to crack down on underground economy

Posted December 10th, 2011 by s3b3k
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Employers who pay their workers cash under the table to avoid payroll taxes, workers' compensation insurance and other government mandates are costing California about $7 billion annually in lost tax revenue and undercutting companies that play by the rules, state officials say.

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Occupy MN: Protesters occupy veteran Bobby Hull's foreclosed home

Posted December 8th, 2011 by Mattfree88
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Occupy MN: Protesters occupy veteran Bobby Hull's foreclosed home

While many fret about the waning momentum of the larger Occupy movement, Occupy Foreclosures seems to be picking up steam.

Occupy MN has been involved in an attempt to save three homeowners from eviction -- the latest is Marine veteran Bobby Hull. Yesterday afternoon, 100 demonstrators gathered on the front lawn of his Richfield home and declared their intention to halt Hull's February 17th eviction date. If they cannot, they will refuse to leave.

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