Fiscal Illusion: The Real Shell Game


Over 100 years ago, in 1903, Italian economist and scholar Amilcare Puviani published his book, ”The Theory of Fiscal Illusion.” The Italian scholars at that time were profoundly curious about the effects of government on young democracies. They asked the question, “How could politicians best use the power of the purse to pursue their projects…

Blue Collar Boys the Movie: An Analysis


I recently watched the critically acclaimed independently produced movie, “Blue Collar Boys” by director/producer Mark Nistico. What I experienced was an emotional ride with a blue collar family struggling to keep their construction business alive during the 2008 financial meltdown. The viewer can see, first hand, how such misguided Fed policy and political maneuvering damaged…

Creeping Communism: The Fabian States of America


In the last article we discussed fascism and how it has crept into all segments of the economy. We learned that it had its beginnings in Alexander Hamilton’s “American System” which was not much more than a newer version of British mercantilism. Also, how fascism evolved out of Otto Von Bismarck’s large regulatory state apparatus…

The Fascist States of America


  When we were in chemistry class, we were told to be careful when mixing certain chemicals together. Most chemicals were inert and safe on their own, but when mixed with another chemical, a dangerous reaction could occur which could yield toxic or even deadly results. A similar toxic reaction can be realized in the…

Bonds and Bondage: Who Owns Who


There have been some recent comments on the web of how bad of a year 1913 was. With the creation of the Federal Reserve System, the passing of the 16th amendment (income taxes), 17th amendment (removal of States power by electing Senators directly) and 18th amendment (alcohol prohibition) much of the liberty Americans once had…

The Lie of an Election


Much of the federal government is out of control because of the establishment of independent agencies and corporations. These operate autonomously on your dime without congressional control. The short paragraph in the link below states that these agencies and corporations help the government to operate smoothly, but who’s minding the shop? Cronies are appointed to…

Observations on Tyranny


On June 10th, 2013 CNN’s Pierce Morgan interviewed both former CIA Director and Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Vice President James Woolsey and former congressman Ron Paul about 4th amendment violations by the National Security Agency’s PRISM program. The full interview can be found here.  As to be expected, Woolsey argued that all is fine because…