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Nationwide Net Neutrality Protests Planned For Thursday

Last Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its plan to reverse net neutrality regulations that were put in place under the Obama administration in 2015. Net neutrality is the concept that all internet traffic should be treated equally by internet service providers (ISPs), regardless of the content that is delivered or who it was […]

Yahoo Hacking Of 3 Billion Accounts Underlines Cyber Risk

Yahoo Hacking Of 3 Billion Accounts Underlines Cyber Risk – Yahoo admits every single one of 3 billion accounts hacked in 2013 data theft– Equifax hacking and security breach exposes half of the U.S. population– Some 143 million people vulnerable to identity theft– Deloitte hack compromised sensitive emails and client data– JP Morgan hacked and […]

Government By Goldman

Authored by Gary Rivlin and Michael Hudson via The Intercept, in partnership with The Investigative Fund, Steve Bannon was in the room the day Donald Trump first fell for Gary Cohn. So were Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, and Trump’s pick for secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. It was the end of November, three weeks after Trump’s […]

How Google Rigs Search And Hurts Consumers

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, I’m sure all of you heard about the $2.7 billion fine imposed by the EU on Google as a result of its anti-competitive behavior, but not many of you probably know exactly what the search giant did to earn it. To shine some light on the topic, […]

What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Authored by Jeff Deist via The Mises Institute, Nassim Nicholas Taleb does not suffer fools gladly. Author of several books including The Black Swan and Antifragile, Taleb is known for his incendiary personality almost as much as his brilliant work in probability theory. Readers of his very active Medium page will experience a formidable mind […]

California Senator Forced To Pull Bill Banning “Fake News” After Realizing It’s Idiotic

California is known far and wide for it’s wacky regulations.  In fact, just last fall we wrote about SB 1383, a very significant piece of legislation signed into law by Jerry Brown which requires a 40% reduction in methane gas emissions from cow flatulence by 2030 (no, really…you can take a look here: “Here Are […]

Michael Hudson: Trump Is Obama’s Legacy – Is This The End Of The Democratic Party?

Authored by Michael Hudson via NakedCapitalism.com, Nobody yet can tell whether Donald Trump is an agent of change with a specific policy in mind, or merely a catalyst heralding an as yet undetermined turning point. His first month in the White House saw him melting into the Republican mélange of corporate lobbyists. Having promised to […]

12 Million Americans Are About To Get An Artificial Boost To Their FICO Scores

Back in August 2014, we reported that in what appeared a suspicious attempt to boost the pool of eligible, credit-worthy mortgage recipients, Fair Isaac, the company behind the crucial FICO score that determines every consumer’s credit rating, “will stop including in its FICO credit-score calculations any record of a consumer failing to pay a bill […]

Would Ayn Rand Have Cast President Trump As A Villain?

Submitted by Steve Simpson via The Foundation for Economic Education, After Donald Trump announced a number of cabinet picks who happen to be fans of Ayn Rand, a flurry of articles appeared claiming that Trump intended to create an Objectivist cabal within his administration. “Ayn Rand-acolyte Donald Trump stacks his cabinet with fellow Objectivists,” proclaimed […]

The Fed’s General Counsel Is Retiring

Who can forget the infamous 2009 exchange between Alan Grayson and the Fed’s General Counsel Scott Alvarez in which the Florida Democrat unleashed on the Fed: Alan Grayson: I would like to know whether it is within the Federal Reserve’s legal authority to try to manipulate the stock market or the futures market. Federal Reserve […]