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Fiscal Panic in Argentina

Of all the countries around the world that have tried to embrace the European welfare state, Argentina is perhaps the most tragic example. From the 1920s through the 1950s the Argentine economy was one of the strongest in the world, and there were years when Argentina attracted more immigrants from Europe than the United States did. 1,244 more words

The Relentless Growth of Debt

The Great Recession has been a rockier ride for the economies of the Western world than any other economic crisis since the Great Depression. We are still not out of it, and there is no way of telling when Europe will recover – if ever. 498 more words

Enabled, Entitled, Enfeebled

Let’s not rush things. A mere 50 years can hardly be considered a fair trial. Admittedly, Progressivisms lavish experiment in the African-American community has been somewhat disappointing by conventional standards: an illegitimacy rate that’s more than tripled(to 73%) since the mid-60′s, a sundered family structure (essential to community and civilization), intractable Depression era unemployment, socially and culturally incapacitating illiteracy, and rampant crime and violence (young black males are to ‘drive-by’ shootings what jews are to the Noble Prize). 12 more words

Politics

Food banks, Sanctions and the Workfare State

by Catriona

This week more evidence emerged to suggest that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has advised Jobcentres to send claimants to food banks… 1,371 more words

Politics

The Coming Collapse of the Welfare State

by Daniel Greenfield, Freedom Outpost:

In 1935, the year that FDR signed the Social Security Act into law, the birth rate was 18.7 per 1,000. 353 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

"Bitcoin" CEO Commits Suicide? I Have a Bridge in Brooklyn to Sell You

Not commentary in this story – I am reserving judgment but urge my dear readers to take a look at this Slate article about the death of 28-year-old Autumn Radtke, who was not the CEO of “Bitcoin” – not a company – but CEO of a company with a virtual credit card using Bitcoin. 94 more words

Current-events

Obama Spends Less than Reagan

While European politicians are busy declaring the end of the economic crisis in Europe, Americans have seen their economy pick up speed for a good year now. 1,245 more words