BizPac Review | In an astounding example of government waste, a Washington, D.C., TV station uncovered $20 billion in micro-purchases made by government employees in 2013.
Martin Armstrong | Reuters has published the result of what is being touted as the Ignorance Index.
Michael Krieger | If you think anything is going to change for the better after Republicans take control of the Senate, you might have come down with a severe case of stupidity.
Charles Hugh-Smith | How much longer can the increasing debt of the bottom 90% and the wealth of the top 10% prop up the expansion?
Michael Krieger | The entire planet has now been transformed into a neo-feudal tinderbox.
Zero Hedge | The Fed’s wanton money printing hit a brick wall in 2014.
Prison Planet.com | Lowe’s is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail.
Michael Snyder | Mark this day on your calendars.
Zero Hedge | It appears it is time for some Hillary-Clinton-esque backtracking and Liesman-esque translation of just what the former Federal Reserve Chief really meant.
Zero Hedge | Ahead of tomorrow’s decision by the FOMC, Peter Schiff ventured on to CNBC to discuss the economy, the fed, and gold… among other things.
Washington’s Blog | Investment Banker and Head of Bank Bailouts.
Michael Snyder | We just learned that the homeownership rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 19 years.
The Daily Sheeple | For decades, Americans used to be able to joke about the corrupt nature of police in other countries.
London Telegraph | America is so over Obama.
AFP | Blackmailers are threatening to spread Ebola in the Czech Republic.
Michael Snyder | It is that magical time of the year for retailers.
Dan Collins | Are you ready?
Mac Slavo | Over the last three years, as stock markets have risen to new all time highs, other asset classes have been absolutely pummeled.
Michael Krieger | Wall Street boycotting Calpers would be like popcorn vendors boycotting movie theaters.
Joshua Krause | The free market is finally catching up to the schemers.
Zero Hedge | Welcome to the land of the free.
Prison Planet.com | Hillary Clinton wants you to know she voted to raise the minimum wage, and she thinks that’s a good thing.
NY Times | “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?” The federal government does.
Michael Krieger | Last year Madrid’s city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone.
Russell Napier | The world is beginning to see that central bank action is insufficient to overwhelm the forces of deflation.
Kurt Nimmo | Investor believes gold and silver may experience a rebound .
Business Insider | European markets are down early Friday, following a drop in US stock futures after an Ebola scare.
Liberty Blitzkrieg | I wish this was a joke.
Michael Snyder | The Social Security Administration has just released wage statistics for 2013, and the numbers are startling.
Zero Hedge | America’s #1 landlord may be private equity giant Blackstone, but closing in rapidly is none other than America’s very own arch nemesis and ascendent superpower, China.
Christina Sarich | Why doesn’t the industry care about other important issues, such as the use of GMOs in its delicious candy?
CNS News | The average price for a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high–$4.096 per pound.
Michael Snyder | Thanks to the Federal Reserve, the middle class is slowly being suffocated by rising food prices.
Washington’s Blog | People Will Pay a LOT of Money to Live Near the Money Spigot.
Zero Hedge | “Markets are slowly coming to grips with reality is not going to be as easy as everybody thought.”
Mac Slavo | Debt is out of control and foreign holders of U.S. Treasury bonds are getting antsy.
AP | Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.
Truth Revolt | Word is starting to leak out about how much those premiums will rise — and it isn’t pretty.
Charles Hugh Smith | Fortune will instead favor a third group: those who can innovate and create new products, services, and business models.
Reuters | This step represents a turning point in the bank’s efforts to shrink to the point where it can make money again in bond trading.
Michael Krieger | Just in case you need another reason to dislike the thieving Federal Reserve.
Business Insider | The spread of the Ebola virus has been dominating headlines in recent weeks.
Prison Planet.com | Alex Jones talks with Max Keiser about what the world economy will do next and what the elite will do to hold onto their money.
London Telegraph | Federal Reserve hints at extending quantitative easing programme as markets recover from another day of turmoil.
The Washington Times | Top public health officials have collected $25 million in bonuses since 2007.
Michael Snyder | Is Ebola going to cause another of the massive October stock market crashes that Wall Street is famous for?
Mac Slavo | Stock markets across the world are starting to crack. Last night Europe was heavily in the red with drops in excess of 3% in some market exchanges.
Kurt Nimmo | Ebola figures into stock worries.
Washington’s Blog | No More Federal than Federal Express.
Secrets of the Fed | 2014 has been the year of the Federal Reserve acting like the European Central Bank head Mario Draghi.