Politics & Government

The Moral and Economic Woes of Sweden Widen

One could take a look at the recent economic figures released in Sweden and be convinced that the economy is on sound footing. Swedish GDP increased by 1 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months up to June, according to data from Statistics Sweden, twice the pace analysts in a Thomson Reuters’ survey expected and the largest increase in a year. ...

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Proven Political Bias in High Tech – The White House Considers Executive Action

If you’ve been keeping up with the current buzz, regardless of partisan loyalties, you’ve undoubtedly noted at the forefront a barrage of questionable policies and leaked communications from Silicon Valley juggernauts like Facebook and Google. Be it Facebook packaging and selling customer data en masse to political buyers or the Alphabet Corporation’s Google executive’s considering search engine censorship on company ...

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My Theory on the Trade Tensions and the Midterm Elections

Over the last couple of weeks, I have read several articles about the midterm elections and how they might impact the stock market. I have also been asked by friends what I thought would happen if the Democrats take control of Congress. I have seen articles that argue that if the Democrats take control of the House, it will increase ...

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Bernie Sanders Takes Aim at King of Capitalism: Amazon

As the 2020 rumor mills again circulate the likely presidential run of socialist Bernie Sanders, he takes a big step to solidify his comrades with attacking the pinnacle of capitalism; Amazon. Will wonders never cease? The fiefdom of college students and other “safe space” lemmings will again be out in droves to support free college, free healthcare, free condoms, etc. ...

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The U.S. Dollar Heavily Involved In Iranian Black Market

As much as the Iranian’s loathe the United States, there is a healthy underground economy going on in Iran for the U.S. dollar. Like Venezuela, Syria, South Africa, et al., Iran is high on the economic misery list. Of course, there are similarities and differences as to how these pitiful economies get to where they are, but the one common ...

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South African Gov to Take Land from White Owners Without Compensation

South African lawmakers in February voted 241-93 on a proposal to amend the country’s constitution to enable the government to expropriate land without paying for it. The proposed changes to section 25 of the constitution are undergoing review and will be submitted to lawmakers by August 30th.  Land ownership is a sensitive issue in South Africa, as roughly 72% of ...

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McDonald’s Labor Fight Shows Why $15 Minimum Wage Doesn’t Work

Anytime Elizabeth Warren chimes in on an issue I must first start my deep breathing exercises, try not to stare into her fake-Indian eyes, and convince myself that her presence on the political stage is just a dream, or perhaps the proverbial nightmare. In an attempt to make this attack on her non-personal, I just have to say that I ...

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HORIST: Is Trump in trouble?

Those with a visceral hate for Donald Trump go on the attack against anyone who disagrees with them on any point for any reason.  Despite their pompous claims to the contrary, that have little interest in facts, truths and rational objectivity.  Lynch mobs have little interest in laws and justice.  I do. The people who form the #NeverTrump resistance movement ...

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EPA to Roll Back Coal Restrictions with the New Affordable Clean Energy Rule

The latest move by the Trump Administration to roll back the former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan will limit the restrictions on the coal industry. The new Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule gives the states the authority to regulate power plant’s greenhouse gas emissions. With this rule, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is aiming to improve the business of the ...

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Shifting from Quarterly Reporting to Semi-Annual Reporting – Bad Idea?

President Trump has instructed the Securities and Exchange Commission to study the impacts of shifting corporate earnings’ requirements from a quarterly schedule to a semi-annual schedule. There are two theories behind the idea. First, that there is too much attention paid to the quarterly results and that management in turn is too short-term in its focus. The second part is ...

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