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Lacy Hunt On The Unintended Consequences Of Federal Reserve Policies

Authored by Mike Shedlock via www.themaven.net/mishtalk, The Financial Repression Authority interviewed Lacy Hunt, Chief Economist at Hoisington Management on Fed policies. The interview below first appeared on the FRA website along with a video. The emphasis in italics is mine. FRA: Hi, welcome to FRA’s Roundtable Insight. Today, we have Dr. Lacy Hunt. He’s an […]


As Good As It Gets?

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, So they got their tax cut done. In the middle of the night again no less, despite the vast majority of the American people not wanting it. The reason may simply be that the American public is not believing the false narratives that are being sold to them. And […]


Busted Billion-Dollar-Baby Fraud Finds Another Greater Fool – Softbank Lends Theranos $100 Million!

Japan’s Softbank Group is coming to the rescue of yet another embattled Silicon Valley “unicorn”. The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that Fortress Capital, the publicly traded private-equity firm that agreed to sell itself to the Japanese conglomerate earlier this year, has extended a $100 million loan to Theranos, which is still facing multiple lawsuits […]


How Wealthy Americans Are Already Trying To Game Trump’s Tax Bill

Earlier this month, Trump touted the idea that, under his tax plan, 1,000’s of Americans would be able to “file their taxes on a single, little beautiful sheet of paper.”  Of course, this so-called “postcard” that Trump and Paul Ryan have referenced repeatedly over the past several months is basically nothing more than a 1040EZ […]


As White House Declares Victory, Congress Is Bracing For A Legislative “Groundhog’s Day”

After a difficult first half, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan managed to score two major legislative victories this week just before the clock ran out on what has been one of the most contentious Congresses in recent memory. By marshalling a fractious Republican caucus, the leadership averted a federal government shutdown on the day before […]


“This is Groundhog Day”: Spanish Stocks Battered By Catalan Vote, Bitcoin Crashes

Spanish stocks and the euro fell, while Spanish government bond yields hit their highest levels in over a month after Catalan secessionists delivered an unexpected blow to the government of Spanish PM Rajoy by winning the Catalan regional election. Meanwhile across the Atlantic, U.S. equity futures and the dollar rose on the last trading session […]


Millennials & Marxism

Authored by Robert Gore via Straight Line Logic blog, Children Learn What They’re Taught Many millennials embrace Marxism. So do their parents and grandparents… From the millennials’ abilities will supposedly flow the wherewithal to fund “needs”: their elders‘ entitlements, debt, and ever-expanding blob of a government. Horror of horrors, polls and studies indicate that many […]


Global Bond Rout Eases As Nervous Traders Watch For “Selling On The Tax News”, Catalan Vote

U.S. equity futures are little changed with the GOP Tax Plan now a done deal and no more daily “pricing in” of tax reform possible, as traders nerviously look to see if others will now be “selling the news”, a preview of which we got yesterday when US equity indexes closed red across the board […]


Watch Live: Trump Celebrates Tax-Reform Victory, But Doesn’t Sign Bill

Two hours after the House of Representatives sent the final version of the Trump tax reform plan to the president's desk, President Donald Trump will speak about the bill's passage at what's been labeled "a bill passage event" by the White House. Watch live below: Of course, the reason for the awkward technical language is […]


House Passes Trump Tax Plan For Second Time

Update: In a vote that almost exactly mirrored yesterday's results, the House once again passed the final Trump tax bill – formerly known as the conference agreement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – by a vote of 224-201. As the Financial Times pointed out, "the vote gives the president a longed-for legislative victory […]


House Passes Trump Tax Plan For Second Time With Only 1 Republican Voting Against

Update: In a vote that almost exactly mirrored yesterday's results, the House once again passed the final Trump tax bill – formerly known as the conference agreement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – by a vote of 232-190. The only difference was that only one Republican voted against the bill during its second […]


Trump May Delay Signing Tax Bill Until Early Next Year

As the House prepares to hold its second vote on the final version of the Republican tax plan, Fox Business and Dow Jones Newswires are reporting that President Donald Trump might wait until early next year to sign the bill once it reaches his desk. His reason? By delaying the signing, Trump would effectively push […]


The Tea Party, Ten Years Later

Authored by Dale Steinreich via The Mises Institute, December 16, 2017 is the tenth anniversary of the modern Tea Party. That fact will surprise many laypersons who uncritically accept the mainstream narrative that the Tea Party began on February 19, 2009 when Rick Santelli, live on CNBC from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), declared a […]


This Bill In Congress Could Means 10s Of 1000s More Americans Banned From Buying Guns

Authored by Michael Snyder via The American Dream blog, When news that a “concealed-carry reciprocity law” had been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, gun owners all over the nation rejoiced.  But what most people didn’t realize is that there had been a last minute change to the bill that could substantially increase the […]


Paul Craig Roberts Exposes “Plunder Capitalism”

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, I deplore the tax cut that has passed Congress. It is not an economic policy tax cut, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with supply-side economics. The entire purpose is to raise equity prices by providing equity owners with more capital gains and dividends. In other words, it is […]