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US Towns Declaring Bankruptcy Are The Lucky Ones

February 5, 2014
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[Editor’s Note: The following post is by TDV contributor, Wendy McElroy]

Who knew Detroit is the lucky one by being forced into Chapter 9 bankruptcy?

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An Open Letter To Joe Rogan

February 4, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

Dear Joe,

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Super Bowl 2014 Indicates A Dramatic Change in Human Awakening

February 3, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

The Super Bowl is and has been an audacious stage for the promotion of nationalism and war.  But, this year, the tide turned against this controlled spectacle.

It caught even me off guard.  I had tuned in, and was live tweeting the event, expecting to see more over the top, in your face, symbolism and outright propaganda about the state and worship of war... and there was plenty of that but this year things changed.

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TDV Week in Review February 2nd, 2014

February 2, 2014
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Welcome to Sunday, a time to review what we wrote about at TDV this week! But before that, let’s take a look at what was in our subscriber-only publication, TDV’s Homegrown. 

First, Justin O’Connell looked at the shifting tide in marijuana laws, and how it can boost the economy. Amanda Hooper followed with a call to stand. Literally!

Next, as he does in all of our subscriber publications, Jeff Berwick rounded up absurdities of statism from around the globe. And finally, Dear Slavey, TDV’s resident advice columnist, answered your questions about how to manage life in the USSA.

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The Sniper Bowl and Smoking for Health: The Weekend Vigilante February 1, 2014

February 1, 2014
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Hello from beautiful Acapulco,

Why do some people hate football so much?  I asked myself this question today as a few articles on tomorrow's Super Bowl flashed by my screen.

The headlines read:

"Snipers positioned throughout the stadium..."

"An army of law enforcement and military have been fully deployed to protect this year’s big game including Customs and Border patrol helicopters, NY State police protecting the waters, NYPD, FBI specialized units and SWAT and weapons of mass destruction detection teams."

"Thousands of plainclothes police interspersed throughout the stadium..."

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Adios Bernanke, Thanks For All The Counterfeiting

January 31, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

Helicopter Ben has left the Federal Reserve today.  Retrospectives on Ben Bernanke have flooded the internet with misleadingly positive views of Bernanke's time at the Fed.

"Bernanke Should Be Thanked" - New York Times

"Ben Bernanke Deserves Our Appreciation" - The New Yorker

"All Praise Ben Bernanke" - Bloomberg

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MyRA or TheirRA? Whose Money Is It, Really?

January 30, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

I don't usually watch the State of the Union address, but when I do, I hear something different than most everyone else. As I recall, the State of the Union Address went something like:

"My fellow Americans, things do not look too good for our collective future.

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The Rum Diary

January 29, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following interview conducted by 

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Charlie Shrem Kidnapped. Which Bitcoin Entrepreneurs Are Next?

January 28, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

I had just spent the last few days in Miami attending the North American Bitcoin Conference and it was an amazing experience.  The crowds were overflowing and nearly three times the size of what organizers expected and the amount of geniuses, entreprenurial wizards and cutting edge venture capitalists was incredibly exciting to see and to be a part of.

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Capital Controls Deployed Worldwide By Major Banks. Is It Too Late To Prosper?

January 27, 2014
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[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

[Update: Forbes jumped to a conclusion. China has not halted transfers and withdrawals.]

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