Fascism

Articles involving crony-capitalism and tyrannical government.

Cato Institute Scholar: NSA Spying Is Good For You

In a recent Chicago Tribune article, Roger Pilon, the VP for legal affairs at the Cato Institute and director of Cato’s Center for Constitutional Studies, had this to say about NSA surveillance: Yes, government officials might conceivably misuse some of the trillions of bits of metadata they examine using sophisticated algorithms. But one abuse is no pattern…

Secret Tapes Released By Goldman Sachs Regulator

The tapes reveal total and complete regulatory capture. Bloomberg reports: I don’t want to spoil the revelations of “This American Life”: It’s far better to hear the actual sounds on the radio, as so much of the meaning of the piece is in the tones of the voices — and, especially, in the breathtaking wussiness…

Feminist Bullies Tearing Video Game Industry Apart

Epic piece by Milo Yiannopoulos on Breitbart’s London site. Apparently some of the female feminists have been offering sex to various games journalists in order to get coverage for their cause, along with using threats, intimidation, lies and a host of other nefarious means. Here’s a snippet: Instead of addressing allegations of corruption, examining their…

What Petrodollar: Russia, China To Create SWIFT Alternative

Zero Hedge reports: According to Itar-Tass, Russia and China are discussing setting up a system of interbank transactions which will become an analogue to International banking transaction system SWIFT, First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov told PRIME on Wednesday after negotiations in Beijing. “Yes, we have discussed and we have approved this idea,” he said.…

Labor Force Participation Rate – White Men 20 and Older

Source, St. Louis Fed – August 2014: 72.2% The labor force is the sum of employed and unemployed persons. The labor force participation rate is the labor force as a percent of the civilian noninstitutional population. This is the lowest participation number on record for white males in the United States.  More than one in four…

How Much Has Federal Regulation Grown Since 1950?

As of 2013: 235 volumes of federal regulation have been created. 18x the amount of regulation that existed in 1950. Mandates such as “Shall, Must, Prohibited” appear over 1,000,000 times throughout existing federal regulations. Economist Dan Mitchell points out that, Americans spend 8.8 billion hours every year filling out government forms. The economy-wide cost of regulation is now $1.75…

Euphemisms For The New Corporate Berlin Wall

A list of ways to prevent “tax flight” are being “assembled” by our glorious leaders to “curb the maneuver,” as if this is some kind of reckless driving stunt being preformed by teenagers on the highways that requires new safety barriers to be installed.  For those who are unaware, Burger King has decided to flee the…

The Price We Pay For Letting Bandits Control Our Skies

Spirit Airlines provides a comprehensive breakdown of pricing costs for a round trip flight from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas: Flight Price: $215.98 Base Fare: $174.82 Flight: $126.84 Unintended Consequences of DOT Regulations: $4.00 Passenger Usage Fee: $33.98 Exchange Fee: $10.00 Fuel: $41.16 Government’s Cut: $129.52 US-International Departure Tax $35.00 MX-Tourism Tax: $23.58 Security Fee: $5.60 Passenger Facility…