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John Ransom John Ransom: Cash for Russian Clunkers

Down with the billionaires, Obama is saying. Hurray for the Russian state! While we wage war against private persons in Russia, we send cash to the Russian state-- cash used to wage war on Ukraine.

Michael Schaus Michael Schaus: Obama Unfriends Putin on Facebook – Then Gives Him Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Putin wants to get the Soviet band back together, and the West’s reaction thus far has been largely lackadaisical. It Seems Putin has everyone in his pocket. Heck, even the good old US of A kinda depends on him to shoot our spy satellites into space.

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: America: The Land of Debt

In order to have credit card debt, one first must have credit. However, some without traditional credit show up as delinquent on account of late utility, medical, or other bills. The key general finding is: Of those with credit files, an astonishing 35% have debt in collections.

Political  Calculations Political Calculations: Compensating for the Echo Effect

We think we may finally have a decent handle on how to compensate for the echo effect in our forecasting of the S&P 500's future.

Night Watch Night Watch: Israel Puts the Pressure on Hamas

According to one credible news analysis and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Israel is methodically reducing the size of the Gaza Strip by 40% by creating a 3 km wide zone in which no buildings will be left standing.

Charles Payne Charles Payne: Forget the Shakedown and Look to Rosie and Florence

The old poverty pimps and entities with vested interest in stirring the pot and limiting hope are pushing in overdrive these days.

Daniel J. Mitchell Daniel J. Mitchell: Do You Want the Global Destruction of Financial Privacy to Enable Higher Tax Rates and Bigger Government?

It’s a bad idea when governments demand information on your bank accounts and investments so they can impose economically destructive double taxation. It’s a worse idea when they also demand the right to tax economic activity in other jurisdictions (otherwise known as “worldwide taxation“).

Ransom Notes Radio Ransom Notes Radio: Remember When We Didn’t Trust the Russians?

Remember when we didn’t trust the Russians? Yeah… We probably should have held on to that mentality. Why, exactly, are we paying them to prop up our space program? Mark Skousen also joined the program to talk about the long term economic picture.

Peter Morici Peter Morici: Real Unemployment Rate Is at Least 18 Percent

Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story.

John Ransom John Ransom: Fire Reid Already

Companies are fleeing abroad with capital, even as politicians point the finger of blame at institutions; institutions mind you that have a legal responsibility for profitability even if politicians believe themselves to have no legal responsibility at all.

Dave Ramsey Dave Ramsey: Dave Says: No One Gets Out Alive… Ever.

Human beings have a 100 percent mortality rate, okay? No one is getting out of this thing alive. You need a will and a full estate plan with specific instructions.

Mike Shedlock Mike Shedlock: IMF Warns Pound Overvalued; What About Other Currencies?

Is the British pound overvalued? What about the Euro? The US Dollar? The Yen? Curiously, economists make that case for all of those currencies.

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