History Rhymes: A Look At Deutsche Bank

Many a free marketeer has made projections as to when this bubble infested economy may implode. Some rely on the weakening purchasing power of the world’s currencies as central banks devalue their currencies at an ever accelerating rate. Others look eastward as China begins to compete with the western central banking status quo. We see…


Trump, Tariffs and Trade

I recently critiqued Bernie Sanders’ welfare ideas in the article, “Bernie Sanders’ Welfare Trap”. In the spirit of being fair, this article will address the crazy notion that populist Republican Donald Trump came up with. Namely, a 25% tariff on Chinese produced goods. In this day and age, it’s remarkable how many people still do…


Bernie Sanders’ Welfare Trap

With the ever growing popularity of Senator Bernie Sanders on the Presidential campaign trail, I thought it would be high time to discuss the concept of the social safety net. Bernie Sanders touts, ad nauseam, the importance of the government to step in and help the poor in our society. Although it may seem altruistic…


The Ins and Outs of Title Loans

There has been much maligning of the short-term loaning practice known as Auto Title Loans and Payday Loans. Some US states have even outlawed the practice of Payday Loans, comparing the practice to “loan sharking”. It is my opinion that this is misguided. When a consumer has no credit or bad credit, where are they…


Death by Taxes: The Elites

In the previous installment of the Death by Taxes series, we learned about Beardsley Ruml’s contribution in establishing the withholding tax. This most influential of unknown people in American history deserves a closer look. He had some important things to say about why we pay federal income taxes that may surprise you.


Death by Taxes: The Federal Reserve

In the first two installments of the Death By Taxes series we discussed the history, motivation and reasoning for adopting an income tax and its ramifications for both consumers and entrepreneurs. In this third installment, we will discover “Cui bono” or who benefits the most from the income tax. The truth is far from what…