• Steve H. Hanke
    05/04/2016 - 08:00
    Authored by Steve H. Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. A few weeks ago, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) sprang a surprise. It announced that a...

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Electile Dysfunction?





The inability to become aroused over any candidate for POTUS, put forth by either party...

 
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"Projectile Dysfunction" - North Korea's Latest Missile Launch Has Failed





...it was "a firey, catastrophic attempt at a launch that was unsuccessful."

 
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One Man Asks Why Was Tritium Found At 9/11 Ground Zero





Dr. Ed Ward has documented what he believes is strong evidence suggesting that up to three thermonuclear devices were detonated at the World Trade Center site on 9/11.

 
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Battery Charges Against Trump Campaign Manager Lewandowski Dropped - Live Webcast





When Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was charged with misdemeanor battery on March 29 for allegedly grabbing and pulling down former Breitbart employee Michelle Fields, it made all the headlines on March 29. Not so much today when moments ago when Florida authorities decided they won't proceed with their case against Lewandowski, saying there wasn't enough evidence to convict him of attacking a reporter at a rally last month.

 
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101 Years Of The Income Tax (In 1 Depressing Table)





More is always better, right?

 
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The Best (And Worst) States To Avoid Income Taxes





As Tax Day (April 18th) looms, we are once again reminded of how deeply the government reaches into our pockets. However, as Bloomberg details, there is one way to reduce your income tax burden - Switch states. Federal tax rates are the same no matter where you live, but state income taxes are all over the place. See how your state stacks up...

 
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Hate Taxes? You Certainly Are Not Alone...





Our system was never intended to be like this.  Our founders hated taxes, and they fought a very bitter war to escape the yoke of oppressive taxation.  During his very first inaugural address, Thomas Jefferson clearly expressed what he thought about taxes...A wise and frugal government... shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.Why couldn’t we have listened to him?

 
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Wisconsin Primary: Cruz, Sanders Win - Live Webcast





Both Cruz and Sanders win Wisconsin, in line with what the polls had predicted.

 
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All Hell Breaks Loose After Trump Says Women Should Be "Punished" For Illegal Abortions





Trump: "There has to be some form of punishment."
Matthews: "For the woman?”
Trump "Yeah."

 
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Brazil Posts Largest Budget Deficit Ever As Rousseff Cries "Coup," Olympic Ad Sales Top $1 Billion





Less than 24 hours after VP Michel Temer's PMDB split with President Dilma Rousseff's coalition government, Brazil posted its largest primary deficit on record, underscoring how dire the fiscal situation has become amid the political and economic turmoil. Meanwhile, NBC is still selling ads for this summer's Olympic games in Rio. Who's interested in some expensive air time? 

 
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Trump Explains His "Women Problems": "I Never Knew I Was Going To Run For President"





According to a number of recent polls, Donald Trump has a problem with women. Specifically, they don't seem to like him very much. But is the renewed focus on Trump's misogynistic rhetoric merely an attempt by his political rivals to capitalize on the billionaire's highly public wife spat with Ted Cruz, or will comments he made in the past represent a stumbling block in the national election? 

 
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