IS BERNIE’S CAMPAIGN A TRIAL RUN?

Justin Gage | TyrantWatch Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee in the 2016 General Election.  But her challenger, Bernie Sanders, is who should be remembered from this election cycle.  Sanders professes to be a “democratic socialist,” advocating for entitlement programs such as free college tuition and universal healthcare.  The Democratic Party has given Sanders a…

SENSIBLE SOLUTIONS: AN ALTERNATIVE TO BERNIE SANDERS’ FREE TUITION PLAN

Justin Gage | Tyrant Watch This article will be the first of a series of Sensible Solutions that explore alternative ways to sustain conservatism in the 21st Century. Bernie Sanders and others would have you believe that free tuition at public colleges & universities would instantly level a playing field long tilted in favor of…

THE LONG HISTORY OF GOVERNMENT MEDDLING IN THE AMERICAN MARKETPLACE

SOURCE: MIKE HOLLY VIA THE MISES INSTITUTE Although the causes of economic crises recurring throughout US history and often spreading worldwide can’t be proven using empirical means,oppressive government regulations favoring special interests in relevant industries have preceded every crisis. Typically, cronyism involves support of politicians in exchange for regulations denying others the freedom to compete…

WHY DO AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE CLINTONS?

Justin Gage | TyrantWatch Hillary Clinton accumulated over 70 percent of votes in the Democratic Primary in South Carolina Saturday, widening her delegate count lead ahead of Super Tuesday.  After the race was called, Hillary thanked supporters but didn’t revel in the landslide victory long.  “Tomorrow this campaign goes national,” she said.  “We are not…

TRUMPONOMICS – HOW THE TRUMP ECONOMIC PLAN WILL WORK

SOURCE: IAN WELSH Ok folks, let’s say what people keep refusing to say. Trump’s economic plan makes sense and will work. Okay? What Trump wants to do is to use tariffs to return production to the United States.  He has mentioned a 35% tariff on cars produced in Mexico, for example. This is not crazy,…

THE DANGERS OF LOW OIL PRICES FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

SOURCE: NAKED CAPITALISM Lambert here: I freely admit that I think of the energy markets at the super-micro level of the price for home heating oil, and along with the rest of the state of Maine, I’m convinced that the market is rigged. Much beyond that I can’t go, since I don’t drive, so I’d…

THE END-STATE OF WESTERN CAPITALISM—PEOPLE AS CASH COWS

SOURCE: NEW EASTERN OUTLOOK America is proud of capitalism. Proud of the competition which has produced a dazzling array of inventions and consumer products. Any incursion resulting in government control of the “free market” is generally met with outcries of that old bugaboo: “Communist infiltration!” The activities of the United States abroad have become  redolent…

GLOBAL STOCKS CONTINUE TO CRASH AS OIL PLUMMETS AND GOLD SKYROCKETS

Michael Snyder | Economic Collapse Stock markets around the world continue to collapse as this new global financial crisis picks up more steam.  In the U.S., the Dow lost 254 more points on Thursday, and it has now fallen for five days in a row.  European stocks continuedto get obliterated, and financial institutions are leading…