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Russia winning: U.S. companies comes together to lobby Washington about ending economic sanctions

For decades the U.S. has used economic sanctions as a 'stick' to try to coerce nations into ceding their wills to that of Washington's foreign policies.  But as alternatives to the dollar and to SWIFT have grown in the past 10-15 years, more and more countries held bondage to these sanctions have been able to bypass the dollar hegemonic system with the help of countries transitioning Eastward. Ever since th ...

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Amazon may be forcing brick and mortar businesses to automate just to survive

There is a legitimate argument to be made that the rush towards automation for businesses like McDonalds, Lowe's, and Best Buy are intrinsically tied to new government policies pushing forth an unaffordable $15 minimum wage.  However, there may be an even greater need for brick and mortar businesses to replace human labor with automation and that is from the sheer need to get much leaner in order to survive ...

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Following Syrian cease-fire agreement with Putin, Trump orders an end to Obama policy of arming terrorists in region

In the final days of the G20 meeting earlier this month, President Trump concluded an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin to begin a cease-fire in certain regions of Syria.  And while the Neo-cons and liberal warmongers in Congress went into apoplexy over this, there was little they could do since America's occupation in Syria was really a grey area given that no declaration of war had ever been ...

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Student loans have now become the MBS of the 2008 financial collapse

If there is one single truth on Wall Street today it is that if bankers can get access to it, it will become financialized. Many who have read the book or watched the movie, The Big Short, know that the Mortgage Backed Security have been around as far back as the 1970's, and played a significant role in helping create economic growth over the next two decades.  But following three small and large financial ...

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With a high taxation and an overbloated welfare system, the EU continues to drive nations into poverty

Democratic Senator and former Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders loves to point towards Europe as a blueprint for his Socialist Utopian agenda.  But like nearly all collectivists, Sanders has no real understanding at all of economics and finance.  And even taking aside the Socialist failures of both Cuba and Venezuela in helping to bring prosperity to their people, the European Union doesn't have that gr ...

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Congress and Pentagon continue to coverup deadly experiments done on military and civilian personnel

On July 13, the House Rules Committee killed a bill which would declassify decades worth of experiments conducted by the Pentagon on U.S. military personnel. The bill known as the Defense Policy Act would have forced the Department of Defense to declassify 50+ years of experimentation done on U.S. servicemen, some who either died during the experiments or were permanently harmed when compounds such as Sarin ...

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Kentucky Senators co-sign bill to create economic freedom zones in hard hit communities around the country

Since members of both the House and the Senate have chosen to waste their time chasing the false allegations of Russian hacking since Donald Trump entered the White House, very little has been accomplished in dealing with the problems facing the American people.  However on July 14 both Senators from the state of Kentucky appear to be finally getting off their chairs to offer some type of legislation that w ...

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Visa offering big incentives to retailers as a way to slowly eliminate cash from the economy

It is one thing for a company to offer incentives to a partner to help promote the use their products in greater amounts, but it is another thing to entice a customer with incentives if they will change their business model entirely. But sadly that is exactly what Visa is doing for retailers now in offering them cash to upgrade their POS (Point of Sale) systems if they then cease to accept cash from custome ...

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Oregon defies the Feds in passing law to decriminalize hard drugs like cocaine and heroin

Over the past few years the Federal government's 'War on Drugs' has been losing strength because a number of states have rebelliously voted to legalize marijuana in some capacity.  And while the majority of these laws and referendums have been relegated to either the medicinal and/or recreational use of pot, very few have sought to decriminalize the use of much harder drugs which in some locales have become ...

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Las Vegas could become the Amsterdam of the West following recreational pot legalization on July 1

Sin City just became even more entrenched in their moniker on July 1 as the legalization of recreational marijuana use went into affect in the state of Nevada. Nevada was one of several states last November to have voters pass referendums allowing for both the medicinal and recreational use of pot.  And like Colorado and Washington, who have already seen the benefits of marijuana create businesses and sales ...

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Trump’s skills in the ‘Art of the Deal’ win over Putin according to Russian press secretary

Anyone who says that Donald Trump is ignorant and 'out of his league' on the world stage needs only to read what President Vladimir Putin's press secretary stated about the U.S. leader following the G20 meeting that ended over the weekend.  And that is because Trump's knowledge and negotiating skills were so enticing to the Russian President that the scheduled 30 minute meeting actually turned into a two ho ...

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Just like in Iraq and Afghanistan, China to reap the economic benefits in Syria after the U.S. pays the costs of war

While President Donald Trump is attempting to diverge from the policies of war and pillaging that have proliferated Washington for several decades since the end of the Cold War, America's biggest economic adversary continues to quietly fill in the vacuum's left behind following U.S. intervention.  And with the conflict in Syria looking very much like it is coming to an end with the defeat of ISIS, China is ...

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