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  • Bitcoin Is Now Worth More Than Wal-Mart (The Entire Company)

    12/18/2017 7:02:41 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 103 replies
    The Economic ^ | 12/17/17 | Michael Snyder
    Would you rather own 100% of Wal-Mart or every Bitcoin in existence?  At one point such a question would have been completely absurd, but now things have changed.  As I write this article, Wal-Mart has a market cap of 287.68 billion dollars.  Wal-Mart is the king of the retail industry in America, and nobody else is even close.  Bitcoin, on the other hand, is an entirely digital creation that did not even exist until 2009.  No government or central bank in the entire world recognizes it as a legitimate currency, and there are very, very few retail establishments that are...
  • The Federal Reserve is setting America up for economic disaster

    09/19/2017 7:24:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    I recently had the opportunity to read "The Creature from Jekyll Island" by G. Edward Griffin, a prodigious tome dealing with the circumstances surrounding the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. I was taken aback by some of its provocative assertions. America joined World War I largely to help a few bankers profit off the war (despite a long-standing Monroe doctrine that prohibited our involvement in European affairs) The Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 was supported by international financial interests in order to destabilize Russia and steal the wealth of the Russian people; and So-called "foreign aid" is merely a...
  • Should the United States Abandon the Federal Reserve System?

    03/09/2017 8:07:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    Economics Wire ^ | March 9, 2017 | Viliyana Filipova / Mr. Conrad
    The Federal Reserve gives us the freedom to buy things now that we would otherwise have to wait for.In looking at the Federal Reserve, it is important to note that this is a money system, not just a group of people sitting in a conference room controlling everything having to do with the US dollar. The Fed is a system just like the government of the US is a system. What that means is that no one controls it, and that it is much bigger than any one person or group of people could ever control. They can guide it,...
  • <h1>The Importance of Creating a Family Culture</h1>

    07/04/2016 4:37:57 PM PDT · by vannrox · 11 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | July 2013 | Brett & Kate McKay
    Have you ever met one of those families that just seem to have it all together? Maybe you knew such a family growing up and loved hanging out over at their house – there was such a great atmosphere there that you kind of felt like you were coming home whenever you stopped over. The parents were happy. The kids were all well-adjusted and generally did the right thing. Everyone in the family seemed to genuinely love, respect, and care about each other. They all truly enjoyed each other’s company and had a blast doing things together. Sure, they...
  • Uber is now more valuable than Ford, GM, and a bunch of huge public companies

    12/04/2015 9:44:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/04/2015 | Matt Rosoff
    Uber is reportedly shopping itself to investors for another round of funding, and this time it's seeking a valuation of $62.5 billion. As this chart from Statista shows, that means Uber is now more valuable than the major U.S. car companies Ford and GM, more than media giants like Fox and Time-Warner Cable, and almost twice as much as eBay. This is despite the fact that Uber almost certainly loses money, and has a fraction of these companies' revenue. Uber was expected to have net revenue of about $2 billion this year, compared with 2014 revenues of almost $18 billion...
  • Suicide... thinking about it. pros/cons?

    08/14/2015 7:48:39 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 226 replies
    August 14, 2015 | self
    Hi, I feel like I have relied on FR so much recently. Everything is breaking down around here. My husband checked himself into a hospital a couple of days ago; he needs heart bypass surgery. My son and daughter are in the Gaspe peninsula visiting their grandmother. They will come back in a week, except my son will be stopping in Montreal to go to college. Our house is falling apart; we have no exterior back wall and the insurance won't pay for it, that will cost $15K Canadian. I am a lawyer in Colorado, but don't really know the...
  • The intangible value of a college education

    06/13/2015 5:32:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | 6-9-15 | Hunter Rawlings
    Pick up any paper or magazine, and youre likely to see a front-page article on college: It costs too much, spawns too much debt is or isnt worth it. I entered academia 52 years ago as a student of Latin and Greek expecting to enter a placid sector of American life, and now find my chosen profession at the center of a media maelstrom. With college replacing high school as the required ticket for a career, what used to be a quiet corner is now a favorite target of policymakers and pundits. Unfortunately, most commentary on the value of college...
  • The Value of Everything: Why the price of things are a mystery ISN'T a mystery

    04/06/2014 7:10:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Prices are storehouses of knowledge.​ One person whose grammar is impeccable except on the rare occasions when it isn’t is Kevin Williamson. He had a great piece the other day on the mystery of prices. I loved his opening sentence: “Prices are a mystery, and why that is is a mystery.” This reminded me of a great line from this wonderful video essay on Hayek’s “On the Use of Knowledge in Society” over at the Marginal Revolution University. It’s arguably Hayek’s most important contribution — which is saying a lot. It’s like saying Michael Jordan’s best slam dunk or Bill...
  • U.S. agency says Michael Jackson estate owes $702 million in taxes

    08/24/2013 10:29:23 PM PDT · by bkopto · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Aug 23, 2013 | Patrick Temple West
    The estate of pop music legend Michael Jackson owes $702 million in federal taxes and penalties, the Internal Revenue Service charged in U.S. Tax Court, accusing the estate of undervaluing some of the star's assets by hundreds of millions of dollars. At issue is the wide difference between what the estate said Jackson's legacy was worth versus what the IRS determined was its taxable value. An IRS spokesman and lawyers for the estate declined to comment. Jackson died on June 25, 2009, the date of the estate tax return. His estate's beneficiaries are Jackson's mother, Katherine, his three children and...
  • Interactive 3D view of Asteroids and their mining value

    02/13/2013 6:48:29 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 22 replies
    Asterank.com ^ | 2/13/2013 | Asterank.com
    241 Germania $>100 trillion 164 Eva $>100 trillion 90 Antiope $>100 trillion 253 Mathilde $>100 trillion 132 Aethra $>100 trillion 84 Klio $>100 trillion 2 Pallas $>100 trillion 1 Ceres $67.45 trillion 1910 KU $64.42 trillion Each white dot is an asteroid.
  • The voting group that no one is talking about......

    11/03/2012 8:21:28 AM PDT · by TMA62 · 27 replies
    November 3, 2012 | Ted Andrews
    Call it the Evangelical vote or Value vote. I heard Rush talk about it a few days ago and an Evangelical in Ohio on FNC this morning. The Evangelical vote stayed home in 2008 but was back in full force in the 2010 mid-terms which were blow out wins for the GOP. Nothing has changed in 2012 and the Evangelicals are going to be deciding factors in many races nationwide. This is what Evangelicals have seen over the last few years. 1. Obama's assault on marriage, life and contraception 2. Obamacare (need I say more) 3. The attack on faith...
  • Solar Panel Project

    07/15/2012 12:29:05 AM PDT · by UnBubba · 34 replies
    Myself ^ | 7-15-12 | Unbubba
    My company is contemplating the installation of a 1.2 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) generation solar panel project on the roof of our facility. We are located on Long Island and are powered by LIPA. LIPA has a new green initiative program called CLEAN. LIPA's CLEAN Solar Initiative will pay customers $0.22/kWh for PV plants between 50 kW and 20 MW under 20-year contracts. LIPA will begin accepting applications under the program on July 16th, 2012. The United States experiments with feed-in tariffs at the local level. A number of U.S utilities, municipalities and states have approved feed-in tariffs, however such...
  • Economic Chaos Ahead

    02/08/2012 4:16:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2012 | Walter E Williams
    Let's think about the kind of mess that we're in. Federal 2010 Medicare and Medicaid expenditures totaled $800 billion. The projected annual growth of both programs is about 7 percent. Social Security expenditures are more than $700 billion a year. According to the 2009 Social Security and Medicare trustees reports, by 2030, 49 percent of federal revenues will go for Social Security and Medicare payments. The unfunded liability of both programs is already $106 trillion.But not to worry. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that it's possible to sustain today's level of federal spending and even achieve a balanced budget. All...
  • WHAT HAS VALUE ?

    12/11/2011 10:11:54 PM PST · by woofie · 6 replies
    anonymous email | ? | ?
    To realize The value of a sister/brother Ask someone Who doesn't have one. To realize The value of ten years: Ask a newly Divorced couple. To realize The value of four years: Ask a graduate. To realize The value of one year: Ask a student who Has failed a final exam. To realize The value of nine months: Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn. To realize The value of one month: Ask a mother Who has given birth to A premature baby. To realize The value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper. To...
  • Property values fall, yet taxes go up

    09/25/2011 7:15:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 9/23/11 | Charles Thomas
    Property values fall, yet taxes go upCharles Thomas Friday, September 23, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Cook County property tax bills will go out next month, and homeowners will be asked to pay more for having less. Even though most property values have dropped over the past three years, most property tax bills will be going up again. Falling property values and rising property taxes have turned the American dream for many into a nightmare in virtually every county in the state. Nowhere in Cook County have home prices fallen more dramatically than in the northern and northwestern suburbs -- anywhere...
  • Debt Default In America

    09/09/2011 8:14:42 AM PDT · by Ohioan · 11 replies
    Truth Based Logic Domain ^ | August 31, 2011 | William Flax
    In recent weeks, there has been some discussion over how to handle the soaring public debt of the United States; how that debt--its extent & the method by which it is managed--affects the credit worthiness of the United States & the likelihood of default on that debt; finally, the effect of such phenomena on the future economic well being of the people of the United States. There was also a hue & cry, when a popular financial rating agency issued a minor downgrade of the quality of that debt. In this essay, we will focus on the question of debt...
  • Backlash brews over medias focus on value of college

    06/18/2011 6:17:16 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 63 replies
    The Lookout ^ | June 17th | Liz Goodwin
    A San Francisco State University instructor writes in Poynter today that the media is misrepresenting some basic features of the debate over the value of a college education. In reviewing recent coverage, Sarah Fidelibus argues that journalists are taking surveys out of context in making the case that a college education isn't worth young people's time and money anymore. The critique comes on the heels of a piece in the New Republic titled "Why the media is always wrong about the value of a college degree." In the latter article, Education Sector's Kevin Carey mocks media stories that profile woeful...
  • Consumers Digest Names Top 100 College Values (For those considering college)

    05/12/2011 9:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    DEERFIELD, Ill., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One hundred colleges and universities out of some 2,000 U.S. schools that offer four-year degrees have been ranked as the top values by Consumers Digest. The rankings are based on attributes that validate or define the institutions' academic prowess factored against annual cost of tuition, fees and room and board. Among 50 public institutions cited, Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., ranked No. 1. Among 25 private institutions, Yale University took top honors. Among 25 private liberal-arts schools, Grove City College, Grove City, Pa., held the first slot. The rankings, published in CD's June...
  • Chinas Central Bank Recommends Gold For Value Preservation

    03/27/2011 8:11:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 26, 2011 | Robert Lenzner
    Believe it or not Ripley! The Peoples Bank of China(PBOC) recommended yesterday that 1 billion Chinese consider buying gold as a hedge against inflation and to preserve values in a world where currencies can fall. The PBOC Financial Markets Review came out just as several major currencies were indeed declining in value against gold; the dollar,1%, the Swiss franc,2.5%, t he British pound, 2%, and the Japanese yen, 2%. Wow! Be like the Fed telling you to buy oil stocks or crude oil futures due to expectation higher gasoline prices this summer. So, add the PBOC to other secular influences...
  • Gold hits 10th annual gain; silver surges in 2010 (Will the metals upward trend continue in 2011?)

    12/31/2010 2:42:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/31/2010 | Carole Vaporean and Amanda Cooper
    Gold rose to within $10 of a record high on Friday, closing out an unprecedented tenth annual gain as the combination of a weaker dollar and global economic uncertainty seemed to pave the way higher next year. The entire precious metals complex had a stellar run in 2010, led by palladium's 97 percent rise, in a broad commodities rally that pushed the 19-commodity Reuters-Jefferies CRB index up 15 percent. Spot silver, too, swept higher for an 83 percent gain on the year, as investors sought the white metal as an alternative to gold. It was the best-performing assets in the...