Household Wealth Hits A Record $96.2 Trillion... There Is Just One Catch

In the second quarter of 2017, US household net worth rose by $1.7 trillion, reaching a record $96.2 trillion as the stock market soared and home prices hit new record highs. But while it would be great news if wealth across all of America had indeed risen as much as the Fed claims, the reality is that there is a big catch...

The Worst Mistake In US History

"The worst mistake in U.S. history was the conversion after World War II of the U.S. government from a constitutional, limited-government republic to a national-security state. Nothing has done more to warp and distort the conscience, principles, and values of the American people, including those who serve in the U.S. military."

Are These Two Companies Proof That The Housing Bubble Is Back?

Regulations designed to thwart speculative housing bubbles (regulations that likely wouldn't be required if banks were simply allowed to suffer the consequences of their bad financing decisions) are only as good as the latest business model designed specifically to evade them.

The Future Will Be Decentralized

"The role of media as officialdom’s trusted gatekeepers had been declining in influence for years, but the 2016 election served as the real wakeup call for a discredited establishment. Control of mass consciousness had been lost."

South Korea Overtakes China As Bitcoin's Third-Largest Market

China-based digital currency exchanges have until the end of September to cease operations after Chinese authorities, spooked by the ICO craze, decided earlier this month to crack down on all exchange-based digital currency trading.

Kim Jong Un Vows To Tame "Mentally Deranged Dotard" Trump "With Fire"

"I am now thinking hard about what response he could have expected when he allowed such eccentric words to trip off his tongue. Whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation. I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U. S. dotard with fire."

India: The Genie Of Lawlessness Is Out Of The Bottle

"Indian culture is tribal and irrational. It simply cannot maintain, let alone create, institutions of the type the British left behind...Freedom of speech is one of the last surviving major pillars of the British legacy, but it has weakened significantly and is rapidly crumbling further, with Modi as a major catalyst."

If The Majority Votes To Secede - What About The Minority?

Is it right or moral to support a secession movement that, in the short- and medium- terms is almost guaranteed to adopt policies that are counter to the cause of freedom and free markets? ... the answer is the same whether we're talking about secession in Scotland, in California, or in Catalonia: the answer is yes.

The Petrodollar Is Under Attack: Here's What You Need To Know

"The evidence continues to show that the USDollar is slowly being eroded... and that as these adversarial countries make these developments in unison, there appears to be little the US can do without risking an all-out world war..."

Taiwan Cuts Off Fossil Fuels To North Korea

Taiwan will no longer offer its fossil fuels to North Korea, the island announced on Tuesday in a bid to emerge as a responsible member of the international community.

Facebook Will Release 3000 Russia-Linked Election Ads To Congress

After Democratic lawmakers exploded with outrage following Facebook's revelation that it sold some $100,000 worth of political advertising to a Russia-linked organization during the presidential campaign, the social media behemoth has agreed to release some of the 3,000 suspect advertisements that appeared on its platform with Congressional investigators.