Could Trump’s Next Fed Chair Be A “Goldbug?”

By: Tho Bishop This week, Donald Trump formally nominated Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller for vacant governorships on the Federal Reserve. Waller, the Vice President of the Richmond Fed, is widely viewed as a standard Fed nominee with the reputation of being a “dove” who has criticized recent interest rate hikes. It […]

EEUU a Irak: «voten todo lo que quieran, no nos vamos a ir».

By: Ron Paul La decisión del Presidente Trump a principios de este mes de asesinar al principal general militar de Irán en suelo iraquí (por la objeción del gobierno iraquí) ha dañado la relación de los Estados Unidos con su «aliado» Irak y ha puesto a la región al borde […]

US to Iraq: ‘Vote All You Want, We’re Not Leaving!’

By: Ron Paul President Trump’s decision earlier this month to assassinate Iran’s top military general on Iraqi soil – over the objection of the Iraqi government – has damaged the US relationship with its “ally” Iraq and set the region on the brink of war. Iran’s measured response – a […]

Un asesinato político sin ley

By: Judge Andrew P. Napolitano «Los Estados Unidos… no van al extranjero en busca de monstruos para destruir.» – Presidente John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) La semana pasada, el presidente Donald Trump ordenó al ejército estadounidense que invadiera un país entonces amigo sin el conocimiento o consentimiento de su gobierno y […]

Cómo los EEUU hacen la guerra para sostener el dólar

By: Ryan McMaken En Counterpunch, Michael Hudson ha escrito un importante artículo que describe las importantes conexiones entre la política exterior de los Estados Unidos, el petróleo y el dólar estadounidense. En resumen, la política exterior de los Estados Unidos está orientada en gran medida hacia el control de los […]

A Lawless Political Assassination

By: Judge Andrew P. Napolitano “America … goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy.”  – President John Quincy Adams (1767–1848) Last week, President Donald Trump ordered the US military to invade a then friendly country without the knowledge or consent of its government and assassinate a visiting foreign […]

How the US Wages War to Prop Up the Dollar

By: Ryan McMaken At Counterpunch, Michael Hudson has penned an important article that outlines the important connections between US foreign policy, oil, and the US dollar. In short US foreign policy is geared very much toward controlling oil resources as part of a larger strategy to prop up the US […]

Oil Prices Surge, but That’s Fine for Some US Interest Groups

By: Ryan McMaken Oil prices surged Tuesday night following the Iranian government’s missile attack launched in response to the US US’s killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. According to CNBC , U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures surged 4.5%, or $2.83, to […]

La guerra se ha convertido en otro frívolo tema partidario

By: Tho Bishop El mundo continúa procesando el ataque con misiles de la semana pasada que mató al general iraní Qassem Soleimani, mientras el presidente Donald Trump continúa haciendo sonar su sable favorito, Twitter, contra las amenazas de represalias iraníes. La respuesta internacional a la escalada militar de Trump, una […]

War Has Become Another Frivolous Partisan Issue

By: Tho Bishop The world continues to process last week’s missile strike killing Iranian General Qassem Soleimani as President Donald Trump continues to rattle his favorite saber, Twitter, against threats of Iranian retaliation. Already the international response to Trump’s military escalation, a decision categorized as “the most extreme response” by […]

Why I Don’t Trust Trump on Iran

By: Ron Paul President Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told us the US had to assassinate Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani last week because he was planning “Imminent attacks” on US citizens. I don’t believe them. Why not? Because Trump and the neocons – like Pompeo – have […]

“Closing the Gender Gap” at Any Cost Threatens the Academic Integrity of STEM Education

By: Atilla Sulker The National Bureau of Economic Research recently published a study which concluded that the grading policies for STEM classes contribute to the gender gap in the STEM field. The study finds that STEM classes, on average, assign lower grades compared to non-STEM classes and that this tends […]

Three Bad Arguments for the Minimum Wage

The case for market wages is simple. If employers and employees voluntarily agree to a certain wage, then that exchange will necessarily be mutually beneficial, otherwise it wouldn’t have happened. Creating a minimum wage will simply disemploy the lowest-skilled among us, whose productivity is below the legal minimum wage. Why […]

¿Deberían los racistas recibir atención médica?

By: Ron Paul La corrección política tomó recientemente un peligroso giro en el Reino Unido cuando el North Bristol National Health Service Trust anunció que los pacientes de los hospitales que usan un lenguaje ofensivo, racista o sexista dejarán de recibir atención médica tan pronto como sea seguro terminar su […]

Why It’s Important to Know Something About Foreign Affairs

By: Ryan McMaken During the 2016 race, presidential candidate Gary Johnson was asked what action he would take in response to the refugee problem created by the destruction of the Syrian city of Aleppo. In response, Johnson asked “what is Aleppo?” Once prompted with enough reminders, Johnson was finally able […]

The US’s Latest Bombing Shows the US Lost the Iraq War

The US government tells us that Iraq is harboring anti-US Iranian forces and must be bombed. Yesterday, the US bombed Baghdad International Airport, killing seven people, including an Iranian general and two Iraqi politicians. Meanwhile, US marines invaded Iraqi sovereign territory — in a move euphemistically called “arrest raids” — […]

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Why the US Wants to Lower Germans’ Real Wages

On December 20, 2019, President Trump authorized sanctions against companies and individuals who are participating in building Nord Stream Two, a pipeline under the Baltic Sea that will bring Russian natural gas to western Europe, principally Germany. The pipeline is more than 80 percent completed. The sanctions were included in […]

Defending the Miser

[Excerpted from Defending the Undefendable] The miser has never recovered from Charles Dickens’s attack on him in A Christmas Carol. Although the miser had been sternly criticized before Dickens, the depiction of Ebenezer Scrooge has become definitive and has passed into the folklore of our time. Indeed, the attitude pervades […]

Why the Minimum Wage Is so Bad for Young Workers

In today’s political discourse, the minimum wage is frequently mentioned by the more progressive members of Congress. On a basic level, raising the minimum wage appears to be a sympathetic policy for low-income wage earners. Often kept out of the conversation, however, are the downstream effects of this proposal. The […]