• After A Natural Disaster, Do Landlords Jack Up The Rent?

    Via Priceonomics.com,A widely unpopular practice (and illegal in most states), price gouging is when sellers take advantage of a disaster situation to excessively raise prices on essential goods like food, fuel, and shelter. Concern across communities about this problem is[…]

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  • Stan Druckenmiller Sells Greenwich Mansion For 20% Below Asking

    Last month, we reported that wealthy homeowners in one of America’s prototypical enclaves of wealth and privilege have begun to pull their stately mansions from the market as demand for high-end properties in Greenwich, Conn. Has plunged in recent years.Despite[…]

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  • UN Releases Shocking Video Of North Korean Defector's Mad Dash Into The South Under Fire

    Authored by Ryan Pickrell via The Daily Caller,Incredible video footage from the tense Korean Demilitarized Zone shows one North Korean soldier’s desperate dash into South Korea as his comrades let loose a barrage of bullets. United Nations Command released CCTV[…]

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  • Michael Pettis: China's Growth Miracle Has Run Out Of Steam

    Authored by Michael Pettis, op-ed via The Financial Times,Beijing must reveal the true level of GDP and wasted investment...China’s 19th Communist party congress ended last month with an indication that Xi Jinping’s new administration plans to rein in debt by[…]

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  • Hundreds Of Victims Are Suing MGM Resorts Over Las Vegas Shooting

    In a lawsuit that could have wide-ranging ramifications for the nightlife industry in Las Vegas, Business Insider reports, hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting have joined class-action lawsuits against MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay[…]

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  • Mainstream Media Paint Power-Grabbing Saudi Dictator As Roguish, Visionary 'Reformer'

    Authored by Adam Johnson via FAIR.org (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting),Two weeks ago, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman carried out a brutal crackdown on his political opponents, arresting dozens of high-ranking relatives, kidnapping the prime minister of Lebanon, and[…]

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  • Foxconn Interns Worked Illegal 11-Hour Shifts To Meet iPhone X Demand

    Apple and Foxconn have a well-documented history of labor abuses ranging from underpaying employees to compulsory over time that have been blamed for a slew of deaths and suicides among Foxconn's workforce. These abuses were widely covered in the media[…]

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  • Stockman On America's Fiscal Sundown, Part 1

    Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog,The Senate Finance Committee tax bill is not supply side and it's not even a tax cut; it's a gimmick-ridden policy mongrel that smells to high heaven of political desperation and cynicism.Contrary to the Donald's[…]

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  • Do The Russians Have The Key To Solve America's Opioid Crisis?

    A new medical breakthrough in southern Russia could hold the key in solving America’s opioid epidemic.Scientists at Volgograd Sate Medical University are launching clinical trials into a pain-killing drug which outperforms morphine, and does not cause addiction. This would be[…]

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  • An Unserious Nation

    Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org,How stands John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill” this Thanksgiving? How stands the country that was to be “a light unto the nations”?To those who look to cable TV for news, the answer must at[…]

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  • The Generational Wheels Are Turning

    “The electric light did not come from the continuous improvement of candles.” — Oren Harari If you only read my stuff sporadically, you might be surprised to hear that I’m actually quite optimistic about the future. The main reason I compose[…]

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  • Liberty Links 11/18/17

    If you appreciate my work and want to contribute to independent media, consider becoming a monthly Patron, or visit the Support Page. Top Links Is Silicon Valley Building the Infrastructure for a Police State? (YouTube) People for Sale in Libya: Where Lives Are Auctioned[…]

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  • The Republican Tax Plan is Very Swampy

    Unsurprisingly, the Republican tax plan moving forward in the U.S. Congress and championed by Donald “Drain the Swamp” Trump, is very swampy. Today’s post will highlight a few examples. First, let’s hear some of what billionaire fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach[…]

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  • Amazon Poses a Serious Threat to Freedom and Free Markets

    It wasn’t until earlier this year that I became really concerned about Amazon. Sure, I had warned people previously of the dangers of an oligarch like Jeff Bezos owning a major national newspaper like The Washington Post, and I’d also highlighted[…]

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  • Millions Face Starvation in Yemen Due to Saudi Arabia’s Blockade

    Two years ago, German intelligence warned the world of the unique risks Saudi Arabia posed to the region. I covered it at the time in the post, German Intelligence Warns – Saudi Arabia to Play “Destabilizing Role” in the Middle East.[…]

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  • Liberty Links 11/11/17

    If you appreciate my work and want to contribute to independent media, consider becoming a monthly Patron, or visit our Support Page. Top Links UK Prosecutors Admit Destroying Key Emails in Julian Assange Case (The Guardian) Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies (Extremely disturbing, The New[…]

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  • Things Are Escalating Quickly

    I didn’t spend all week writing about the gigantic tremors occurring in the Middle East because I thought it was fun. If I’m even remotely correct in my analysis, the entire world will be affected and shaped for decades to[…]

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  • The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Are About to Make More Disastrous and Idiotic Mistakes – Part 2

    In Part 1 of this series, I detailed the recent aggressive power plays initiated by 30-something Saudi princeling Mohamed bin Salman (MBS), who is effectively the absolute leader of Saudi Arabia at this time. I also highlighted how 30-something U.S.[…]

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