Try as it might to continue its success, Amazon has a huge, distracting problem on the horizon — government antitrust action.
Things were different in those days. American politicians were willing to question their military commanders … a far cry from the deference shown today.
I continue to believe that Tuesday’s election outcome and the prevailing market sentiment set us up for a year-end rally.
I gave you my advice about this election when I said: “Throw the bums out.” When the results come in, it is doubtful my recommendation will be followed.
People are going to get tired of waiting for their lives to improve. When they do, they will start to act out politically and destabilize the country.
Tariffs won’t create jobs. Government mandates won’t create wealth. That means traders won’t react to new trade agreements. News reporters will.
We all should be concerned about the continuing destruction of our rights. All who qualify should vote to protect our rights and ourselves.
People like to sue. And if you’re building up a sizeable store of wealth, you’re vulnerable. So I urge you to start protecting yourself.
Many investors are watching the potential trade war. But they might miss another important story: China’s economy is already slowing.
What Trump did, and what he said, gives much more than comfort and aid to Russia, an obvious enemy of America and of freedom everywhere.
We decry the ways government attempts to intervene in social matters diminish our freedom. We should feel the same way about tariffs.
As the trade war with China starts, that country is likely to lose more than the U.S. That means the trade war won’t last long.
Some people are angry about reductions in corporate tax rates. They argue corporations are seeing record profits because of the cuts. But this chart shows that’s not the case.
Trump’s attack on an important industry, like Kennedy’s, accelerated in the spring of a midterm election year. History says this could be bearish for the stock market.
The Veteran Affairs crisis provides a cautionary example of what happens when nervous Washington politicians try to micromanage a medical system.
With talks of the U.S. losing in trade deals, there is a surprising victory with our southern neighbor. To understand why, we have to take a couple steps back…
So why has Amazon’s share price fallen more than 10% since late February? And why does President Donald Trump hate it so much?
The recent GOP-Trump budget-busting, debt-hiking tax law drove another nail in the coffin of the Republicans as the “conservative” party.
They call Uruguay the Switzerland of South America. That particular shoe fits … except, last I checked, Switzerland had no world-class beach resorts.
As a witness to the 1954 shooting of five congressmen, I was shaken momentarily. Now, 64 years later, the terrible tragedy at Parkland depresses me profoundly.
Fear is employed constantly by the government to gain public support for the massive U.S. police state surveillance system now in place.
President Donald Trump may not realize it, but he may be afflicted with an inherent belief in “othering,” a sort of logic that dehumanizes or devalues opposed people.
Many investors and bankers act as though there is no day of reckoning, while American politicians cut taxes when the national debt nears $21 trillion.
What force galvanized that unique American unity that, with our allies, combined to defeat the Japanese and Nazi aggressors?
The ability to determine truth from falsehood is essential. But in an age of tweets, fake news and digital subversion, truth is elusive.
If you’re worried about your health care coverage, you need to start thinking of an alternative to insurance companies … and I know just the thing.
Under Trump’s plan, your taxes are more likely to go up than down … while pouring fuel on the financial fire that is burning away America’s economy.
The Constitution recognizes we the people as the source of all power. But after 230 years, do we still possess and benefit from those hard-won rights?
The U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming decision on gerrymandering could have a major impact on future U.S. elections. But will it really change anything?
Pundits warned that we shouldn’t politicize Wednesday’s shooting. But how do you depoliticize the attempted assassination of Republican lawmakers?
There’s a good chance some of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget will become policy. And every policy change creates winners and losers.
Could our president be one of millions of badly educated students who consistently have scored poorly in both history and civics courses?
I have previously emphasized Gibraltar’s important role as a tax haven in the EU. Indeed, its pending fate could determine the success or failure of Brexit.
Could we soon see “AVO lanes” and “AVO zones” — as in “autonomous vehicles only” — as the next big thing on our highways and highly congested downtowns?
Superman was ahead of his time when he renounced his U.S. citizenship following a dispute with the government. Now, more Americans than ever before are following his example.
The federal deficit grew by more than 30% to $587 billion last year. While Congress is sure to pay it lip service, you should start preparing for the fallout by revisiting gold.
After one of the most divisive election campaigns ever, remember that Thanksgiving is a day to count our blessings as Americans, to consider what unites us and not to dwell on what might divide us.
America is justifiably frustrated this election. Freedom appears to have taken a back seat, but each of us has the innate ability to determine our own fate — a most prized individual liberty.
The 2016 election has been overshadowed with superfluous, irrelevant issues. And neither candidate promises to fix the real issues plaguing America…
In better days, America’s capitalist democracy was the envy of the world. Now, however, it’s dead … and American voters are the ones who killed it.
One of the rare things that Clinton and Trump both agree on is bigger government spending. Austerity is out. Infrastructure spending is in, and you’re going to pay for it.
Obama once said, “Elections have consequences.” But most Americans vote based on wish fulfillment rather than careful consideration. Be careful what you wish for.
U.S. voters have been led to believe that the only choices we have in government are Republican or Democrat. And yet, neither represents that view of America today. It’s time for something different.
In politics, we typically think fiscally conservative and tax cuts for Republicans and wasteful spending and tax hikes for Democrats. But are our assumptions true?
The financial sector wasn’t always looking for its next revenue fix. Savings and loan was the name of the game during the Industrial Revolution … back before banks became economic parasites.
If Brits vote to leave the EU, the repercussions will leave behind damage and destruction … particularly in America, where the Brexit vote will plague the U.S. economy by way of the dollar.
The government has a growing problem with its pension plans that will comes to an explosive head very soon. And no one will like the answer to the problem.
When it comes to the Panama Papers scandal, the media is tilting at windmills … targeting the wrong people for the wrong issues. But there are real issues here. Don’t be fooled by the smokescreen.
When it comes to property rights, there is a fine line between government we like and government we don’t. One thing’s for certain, though; your rights won’t enforce themselves.