I promised to keep you up to date on government plans to take your retirement savings. Well, as I feared, everything is moving as I expected.
Archive for November, 2012
What would 13th century scholars know about the world today? Probably what they knew at the time: that the State habitually attempts to exert its power at the expense of the people.
Prepper is a word used to describe people who are preparing for the worst. They’re also known as Survivalists.Most people would look at the average Preppers’ behaviour and say they’re a kook…a sandwich short of a picnic…a spanner short of a tool set. In short, a nutcase.
Thirty years after its first publication in 1982, The Case for Gold remains remarkably timely. The Case for Gold is the minority report of the U.S. Gold Commission and lays out a thorough and comprehensive defense of sound money. Today, The Case for Gold remains a timeless piece of scholarship, offering successive generations both a prescient warning and a path to sound currency and a stable U.S. dollar.
In the latest mid-year financial review on 22 October, Australian federal treasurer Wayne Swan revealed another change to the rules governing ‘lost super‘.
I don’t want to big note myself here, but it’s rare that anyone can pull the wool over my eyes. I think I’m pretty good at detecting ‘bull’. But sometimes I see good news and go along with it. That’s something I did two weeks ago. Turns out it wasn’t good news at all. I had been fooled. And not only was I fooled, but I published my excitement to the readers of this newsletter.
I was out shopping for a new winter coat, hopping from store to store looking for a good deal. To my astonishment, it was almost impossible not to find a good deal. In times when most everything has gone up in price and down in quality, clothing seems like an outlier. It made me curious about what’s happened in the world of clothing over the last 25 years or so. In this time, we’ve seen several major trends happen.
‘Murder suspect Steven James Hunter was charged last night with killing Sarah Cafferkey after his arrest in Melbourne’s inner east ended a national hunt… ‘An out-of-sessions hearing last night heard Hunter fatally stabbed the 22-year-old with repeated blows at his Bacchus Marsh address on November 10.’ – News.com.au
The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress is the least government-like building among all the tax-funded monstrosities in the nation’s capital. It was completed in 1897, at the tail end of the greatest period of economic growth in the history of humanity in what was then the world’s most prosperous country, just before civilization was taken down by World War I.
Which is worse…the Warfare or Welfare State?