The More Corrupt the State, the More Numerous the Laws

In his first inaugural address, Thomas Jefferson said the purpose of government is to “restrain men from injuring one another” and “shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement.” Americans were to live … [Read more...]

You’d Better Hope The U.S. Government Likes What You Do For A Living

It seems like almost daily we are hearing of more and more government encroachment on our freedom and liberty, whether it is the IRS targeting certain groups or NSA evesdropping on private conversations or even passing around "captured" pictures but … [Read more...]

Energy Trends- Deregulation (or Not)

Is Energy Deregulation Just a Fad? In the late 1990's, individual states began trying to introduce more competition into the energy marketplace. As we know, competition tends to drive down prices and improves choice and service. Without competition … [Read more...]

Libertarianism, the Government Shut-down and More

Born Libertarian: Doug Casey on Ron Paul and the Price of Freedom By The Gold Report The Gold Report: Doug, we are at your conference in Tucson, Arizona, the day after former Congressman and presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul gave the keynote … [Read more...]

Bits and Pieces from Casey Research

Porter and Marin on the Future of Oil Prices Porter Stansberry vs. Marin Katusa: Who Won the Bet? By Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Investment Strategist On May 1, 2012, Porter Stansberry and I made a bet. Porter predicted that oil would go below … [Read more...]

The Last Believers: Government Grabs the Bag with Both Hands

The following is a sample from Elliott Wave International's new 40-page report, The State of the Global Markets -- 2013 Edition: The Most Important Investment Report You'll Read This Year. This article was originally published in the October 2012 … [Read more...]

Is American Justice Dead?

by David Galland, Managing Director Every nation-state has a body of laws woven into the fabric of society. As Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto has commented on extensively, the stronger the rule of law, the stronger the economy. And by … [Read more...]

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How Successful is the HARP Government Mortgage Refinance Program?

H.A.R.P. Government Mortgage Refinance Program It's been nearly four years since the original version of the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) was announced by the White House and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). HARP is part of an … [Read more...]

Was the AIG Bailout a Scam?

AIG is suing the Government. At first it seems highly ungrateful for AIG to sue its "White Knight" who swooped in to rescue it in its time of need. But when we look a bit deeper we may find that all is not as it seemed at the time. Republican Senator … [Read more...]

Gold will Thrive as Dollar Depreciates

Bill Gross Recommends Gold by Chris Vermeulen Lately we've heard a lot about the PIIGS in the "Ring of Fire". Usually the ring of fire is used to describe a horseshoe shaped area of of volcanoes in the Pacific Rim. But in this case it is … [Read more...]