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China’s reaction to President Trump’s Tax Reform Act shows that the legislation was also a trade policy

With Congress able to get tax reform legislation passed before the end of 2017, most Americans and small businesses will be able to reap the benefits in their upcoming tax filings for last year.  However with that aside, one of the more interesting consequences of the Tax Reform and Jobs Act is how it is also acting as both a trade policy, and even as a foreign policy. By foreign policy we mean that it has ...

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2017 saw the beginning of the end for traditional entertainment in the realms of cable tv, the NFL, and Hollywood

Whether it was due to the politicization of traditional entertainment choices, or the fact that they have priced out the general public, 2017 saw the largest declines in cable tv ownership, NFL football attendance and viewership, and going to movies churned out by Hollywood. In fact statistics point to the years of 2013-2014 being the peak of these three mainstay industries, and the new trend over the past ...

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Pretty soon almost every application you use will try to turn your pc into a cryptocurrency miner

In the past we have published information about the millions of websites that attempt to use your pc to mine Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for them when you browse or peruse information on their sites.  And very soon because of the amount of money involved in cryptocurrencies, this could also extend to every new application you use or download. The term for this type of malware and computer 'capture' o ...

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Reactions from the liberal Governor of New York following tax reform proves that the Democrats never really wanted to ‘tax the rich’

Liberals, Progressives, and the Democratic Party in general have for a long time used the 'tax the rich' mantra as an agenda item in their campaigns and rhetoric.  And this despite the fact that the majority of 1%ers in the U.S. are of a liberal persuasion. And now following Congress's passage of a Tax Reform Act, which in many instances will actually raise taxes on some of the richest in the U.S., Democrat ...

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Forgotten among the cryptocurrency mania of 2017 is the fact that global stocks achieved records never before seen

By far the biggest growing sector in the markets was of course cryptocurrencies, with several achieving gains of 2000, 5000, and even 10,000%.  In fact Bitcoin alone started the year just over $1000 per coin and at one time in December it had crossed over $20,000. But forgotten in all of this has been the historic moves in the equity markets.  And according to two reports out today on Dec. 29, not only are ...

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The rich got richer in 2017, but mostly on paper as their wealth is tied primarily to the stock market

According to a new study from Bloomberg, the world's richest people saw an overall increase to their wealth by over $1 trillion as the divide between the 1% and 99% got wider. However what is missing from this equation is the underlying truth that all the machinations done by the central banks over the past six years have been primarily dedicated towards siphoning wealth upward, and this can be seen by the ...

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2018 could see the return of commodity inflation

As we come to the end of 2017, two primary industrial commodities are beginning to soar in price.  And this forecasts the so-called 'missing inflation' that central banks have been moaning about since they began their QE programs. The first commodity expected to break much higher is that of oil. Oil prices are likely to drift higher in 2018, Andy Lipow, President, Lipow Oil Associates told RT. Global demand ...

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Even with the Fed expected to raise rates in December, Americans kept the housing bubble chugging with record numbers in November

While most Americans only give a modest care to the rate of interest they pay for their mortgages since the current rates are at or near historic lows, three rate hikes in 2017 by the central bank has done little to cooldown the housing bubble the Fed helped regenerate over the past eight years. In fact with the November numbers out for new home sales crushing expectations to the point that November saw the ...

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As Trump isolates the U.S. with his recent ‘economic aggression’ policy, Russia believes China will soon takeover as number one economy

With nearly a full year under his belt, President Donald Trump has done alot to try to stimulate economic conditions on the home front through the removal of stifling regulations and the passage of a new tax reform act.  However what he has failed to do so far is lower the nation's trade deficit, and in fact from his recent policy speech on national security, Trump is alienating trade partners by calling th ...

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Was the ‘lone wolf’ Vegas massacre really a false flag to cover an assassination attempt on Saudi Crown Prince?

After the events of Sandy Hook, we already know that any mass murder shootings will always be covered up quickly by Federal law enforcement, even to the extent of co-opting and silencing local authorities.  And this was even evident in the more recent Las Vegas massacre where an FBI handler was whispering in the ear of the city's Sheriff 'Don't go there' when asked a pertinent question by the media. Video o ...

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Could the millennial trend of quality over price lead to more fast food restaurants like Subway to become a dying brand?

One of the biggest trends of 2017 has been the onslaught of dying brick and mortar retail stores, with an estimated 7000 to be closed by the end of this year.  But along with this of course are declines in dining out, as seen by the bankruptcy of chains such as the Ignite Restaurant Group which was part of a total 1500 chain restaurant stores to close this year. And sadly, the majority of those restaurant c ...

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It appears that there is irony in the new Tax Reform and Jobs Act since it does tax the rich while aiding nearly everyone else

While being a completely bogus and straw man argument, Americans can be assured that whenever Democrats speak out against the cutting of taxes for individuals and corporations their tired old mantra will always be that the Republicans just want to cut taxes on the rich. However in an interesting twist that comes with the added bonus of putting vast pressure on the bought and paid for New York Senator known ...

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