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Why are foreign countries’ borders always the priority?

This morning Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister, Yolanda Diaz, released an announcement to “celebrate that Spain recognizes Palestine State. . . [which] will be free from the river to the sea.” This comes on the heels of her boss, the Prime Minister of Spain, announcing formal recognition of Palestine as a sovereign nation, alongside

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The Fed is already insolvent. Here’s how we think this plays out

On Tuesday, September 15, 1992, the two most powerful financial officials in the British government held an urgent meeting that night to review their plan for when the markets opened the next morning. The tone of the meeting must have felt frantic… even desperate… because the value of the British pound had been

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Civil War… Really?

On July 12, 1648, dozens of angry French politicians gathered at the hallowed Palais de Justice in Paris to draft the final ultimatum that would be sent to their nine-year-old king, Louis XIV. The politicians were all members of France’s national parliament, and, like most modern politicians, they were almost all lawyers who

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Inspired Idiot of the Week: The FDIC’s Swamp Man

If you want to understand the complete dysfunction of the federal government, look no further than the case of Marty Gruenberg. At least for now– and hopefully not much longer– he is the petty tyrant in charge of the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation); he has served in that position for 10 out

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Peter Schiff: Don’t buy the Fed’s celebratory gunfire

Did you hear the cheering in the streets? The celebratory gunfire coming from the Federal Reserve? The champagne bottles across Wall Street being uncorked? What’s got people so excited today is the monthly CPI report— which showed consumer prices increasing by ‘only’ 3.4% year-over-year. And core inflation, which strips out food and energy

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Why the dollar will lose its status as the global reserve currency

By the early 400s, the Roman Empire was coming apart at the seams and in desperate need of strong, competent leadership. In theory, Honorius should have been the right man for the job. Born into the royal household in Constantinople, Honorius had been groomed to rule, practically since birth, by the finest experts

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The ‘Passport Price War’ ends on June 30, 2024

In 1983, the tiny Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis were among the last colonies to finally gain independence from Great Britain’s dissolving empire. The two islands joined to become one country. And with fewer than 50,000 inhabitants, its microscopic economy was almost entirely dependent on sugar production… which can be an

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Social Security will run out of money in nine years

Social Security’s annual trust fund report was released yesterday… and, no surprise, the report states very clearly that trust fund balances “are projected to become depleted during 2033.” Allow me to repeat that: Social Security’s most important trust fund will run out of money in nine years. This is a fact, not some

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Even the Soviet Union had better sense than this…

“Today, it’s Climate Day,” said President Biden in a speech on January 27, 2021, “which means that today is Jobs Day.” “Dealing with [climate change] and increasing our economic growth and prosperity, are one and the same. When I think of Climate Change, I think of jobs.” These were among the remarks the

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Inspired Idiot: Canadian “Healthcare” Edition

Retired Canadian Army corporal Christine Gauthier lost the use of her legs in a 1989 military training accident. But that never kept her down; she competed in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics in canoeing, and regularly competes in other similar events. Gauthier lives in Canada, which has a socialized healthcare system. That

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Peter Schiff: Fed is Still Clueless on Stagflation

In June 2022, when inflation was raging at over 9% in the US, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell admitted to a reporter, “we now understand better how little we understand about inflation.” “Uh, that’s not very reassuring,” the reporter chuckled. Talk about an understatement. The Fed Chairman has the power to control virtually everything

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Columbia University is looking like a terrorist training camp

Columbia, Yale, and NYU are nothing compared to the violence and radicalism that the medieval University of Frankfurt reached in the 1500s. Violence and chaos had become a major problem at nearly all universities across central Europe– especially the German ones– ever since Martin Luther had famously published his Ninety-Five Theses in the

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The Fed’s Game of “Make Believe” Comes to an End

It’s barely been a year since the 2023 bank crisis in which several large banks, including Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, failed. At the time, I wrote that the bank failures weren’t over, and that there would be more. But it’s been quiet for most of the last year; the banking system

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Inspired Idiot of the Week: Lina “Genghis” Khan’s Rampage Continues

The barbarian chief of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Lina “Genghis” Khan, has some of the most bewildering priorities I’ve ever seen. The FTC is the federal government’s most prominent business regulator; yet she doesn’t seem the slightest bit concerned that US economic growth is coming to a screeching halt. Or that stagflation

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Peter Schiff: Stagflation is here, but they’re still clueless

According to this morning’s dismal publication from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, US GDP growth crashed to just 1.6%, while inflation keeps rising at a 3.4% rate. And ‘core’ inflation, which excludes food and energy, was up even higher at 3.7%! All of these numbers are much worse than expected… and frankly

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