Showing posts with label financial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label financial. Show all posts

Ken Silverman: The Clinton Foundation Has Served As A Vehicle To Launder Money And To Enrich Family Friends

Shaky foundations. After endless delays and excuses, the Clinton Foundation released its 2014 tax return as well as amended returns for the previous four years and an audit of its finances. That fulfilled a pledge made last April by Clinton Foundation acting CEO, Maura Pally, who acknowledged that the foundation had previously made a few unfortunate accounting “mistakes.” ... MORE

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel: How The Fed Got Huge

Financial crisis changed the nature of central banking. Before he became chair of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke agreed with the free market economist Milton Friedman that central bank policy played a key role in making the Great Depression the most severe in U.S. history. But the two parted ways on the reason why. And that          ... MORE

Obama Just Found A Way to Make College Cost More

by Shikha Dalmia.      University presidents are crying a river over the Obama plan to create a federal scorecard to rate colleges. But their tears might be the only good thing to come out of this plan. Otherwise, it's simply a welfare scheme for students masquerading as college accountability that won't do diddly to make college more         ... MORE

Sonny Bunch: Stifling Commerce

Government smothers what it's supposed to promote.     "I ran for office pledging to make our government leaner and smarter and more consumer friendly," President Barack Obama reminded a group of small businessmen at a January 2012 White House gathering. You can see why the audience needed a refresher course. The president's     ... MORE

Wynton Hall: Seven Devastating Economic Facts

Hope and change made everything worse.         U.S. economic conditions in 2014 continue to languish, as millions of Americans remain jobless. Seven economic facts underscore America’s increasingly dire economic outlook. 1. A Record 91.8 Million Americans Are No Longer in the Workforce The latest Labor Department figures reveal that a    ... MORE

Petition To Split California Into Six States Gets Green Light

More laboratories of liberty please.       A venture capitalist who feels colossal California is too unwieldy to govern is proposing to split it into six separate states, and Secretary of State Debra Bowen has given him the green light to start collecting petition signatures. Tim Draper filed a ballot initiative in December stating that because of      ... MORE

Jeffrey Dorfman: The Government That Cried Wolf

Debt ceiling deja vu.         On February 7 the United States will once again reach its statutory debt limit, meaning it cannot legally borrow any more money. Since the obvious option of cutting spending to match the amount of revenue that the government collects is off the table for some inexplicable reason, Congress will have to pass a new, higher    ... MORE

Mike Elgan: Are Your Smartphone Apps Selling You Out

Of course they are.      The president of the United States says he's not "allowed" to own an iPhone, which is why he's sticking with his BlackBerry, according to The Wall Street JournalIt's a politically sensitive subject because the iPhone is the big American brand, and the president is a self-proclaimed fan of the late Apple founder and CEO Steve   ... MORE

Jerry Brito: Bitcoin - More Than Money

Changing the future of currency.     On August 6, Judge Magistrate Amos Maazant of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas made many a headline when he became the first known United States government official to declare that Bitcoin-the non-government and non-bank currency, payments network, and anarchic digital         ... MORE

6,125 Proposed Government Regulations In Last 90 Days

Obama administration spitting out an average of 68 a day.   It’s Friday morning, and so far today, the Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its reguations.gov website. In the past 90 days, it has posted 6,125 regulations and notices – an average of 68 a day. The website allows visitors to find and comment on proposed    ... MORE