Take Control Of Your Money. Stop Donating It To Bankers.
by MJ Harris
How can we be expected to set aside money, wages, and earning over our entire career through vehicles that ride along with the stock market when the market itself goes up and down faster and more frequently than most rides at Six Flags Great Adventure.
The Politics of Sugar
by David Katz, M.D.
We Americans, and ever more of the global population — eat too much sugar, and eating too much sugar is bad for us. (“Too much” of anything is bad for us, hence the name.)
One of the reasons we eat too much sugar is because high-fructose corn syrup can be derived inexpensively from subsidized corn. An inexpensive sugar source makes it economical for food manufacturers to add copious amounts of sugar to our diets.
Goodbye to One Man, One Vote
By Selwyn Duke
If you thought that “one man, one vote” reflected the full flowering of representative democracy, think again. In the village of Port Chester, N.Y., just a few towns north of my locality in Westchester County, there is a new system. It’s “one (minority) man, six votes” — brought to us courtesy of the U.S. Department of Injustice and a lunkhead of a federal judge named Stephen Robinson.
BP Should Deny Everything and Brace for Impact
by Bill Bonner
Sittin’ on the dock of the bay…
Watchin’ the tide roll away…
~ “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” Otis Reading
We’re glad we’re not sitting on the dock of the bay in Biloxi or St. Petersburg. There’s oil coming that way…and it’s not the kind you can burn in your lamp.
Dear Chief Secretary, I’m Afraid There Is No Money
by Gary North
The new British government’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury, David Laws, walked into his new office. On the table there was a note from the previous secretary.
“Dear chief secretary, I’m afraid there is no money. Kind regards – and good luck! Liam.”
Is Deepwater Horizon Not Being Blown Up Because BP Secretly Hopes To Drill From It Again?
by Megan McArdle
My father, who worked in the petrochemical industry for decades, tells me that there is a well-established method for dealing with a problem like this: blowing up the well.
So why isn’t this option being considered, despite the failure of every method tried so far? Because it can’t ever be used again. As a result, BP stands to lose a lot from doing so.
If You Cross The U.S. Border…
Protesters against Arizona’s new immigration law have held rallies at Union Square in New York and other places across the country.
If you cross the North Korean border illegally, you get 12 years hard labor. If you cross the Iranian border illegally, you are detained indefinitely. If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot.
If you cross the U.S. border illegally, you get:
I Believe In The Resurrection Of America
by Chuck Norris
Cursing, spitting, shoving, vandalism and death threats are pervading the political landscape. But who will relieve America of its political indigestion and anger?
I’ve seen a dozen U.S. presidents during my lifetime, but rarely have I seen the type of frustration and disdain being shown by many Americans in the first year of this presidency.
Free Health Care: Right or Privilege?
by Bill Bonner
The French media reports the passage of the health care reform bill as though it were the Emancipation Proclamation. Now, Americans have finally entered the modern world, they said. Now, Americans have access to health care as a matter of right.
We’re suspicious of anything the French papers think is a good idea.
You Say You Want a Revolution? Think Again
by C.J. Maloney
“Let us make one thing crystal clear: We do not claim the right to indiscriminate violence. We seek no bloodbath… ~ Black Panther Party”
If the rebellious spirit of our Founders still lives at all, it seems to be concentrated between two groups – libertarians and punks. But, while the spirit may reside, would it be a good idea to act on it?
Healthcare and Economic Realities
by Ron Paul
With passage of last week’s bill, the American people are now the unhappy recipients of Washington’s disastrous prescription for healthcare “reform.” Congressional leaders relied on highly dubious budget predictions, faulty market assumptions, and outright fantasy to convince a slim majority that this major expansion of government somehow will reduce federal spending.