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The Bitter End Of The Savings Account

June 13, 2014

[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-In-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

Governments, by definition, are violent institutions.  And taxation, by definition, is theft.  These are blatant facts to all but the most indoctrinated and brainwashed.  However, governments worldwide are ramping up all manner of other thefts by almost any means necessary.

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Obama Sets the Stage for a Range War

June 12, 2014

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

President Obama seems to want a range war. On one side would be pro-gun anti-Democrat ranchers; on the other side would be militarized federal agents and local law enforcement. The proximate cause is the ongoing restriction of ranchers' traditional right to graze cattle on public land.

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Does Edward Snowden Have Stockholm Syndrome?

June 11, 2014

[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-In-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

Questions swirled around Edward Snowden for the last year. The debate raged: was he a patriot or a traitor? Some even asked if he was a government patsy or a Russian spy. Over the last few months there has been more light shed on the question "Who is Edward Snowden?" 

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The US Government Has Nearly As Much Debt As The World Has Wealth

June 10, 2014

[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-In-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

According to a study by the Boston Consulting Group, privately held wealth increased to $152 trillion globally in 2013. 

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Debunking The Velocity Myth Once And For All

June 9, 2014

[Editor's Note: The following post by TDV Senior Analyst, Ed Bugos]

- “Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise”

At TDV we demonstrate this truth almost every day – in our blog, our tweets, and in our newsletters.

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Why $1.25 Per Hour Is Enough For Me/TDV Week in Review: June 8th, 2014

June 8, 2014

In 1964 the minimum wage was $1.25 and that's enough for me. I think it might be enough for you, too...

When the Seattle City Council approved a new ordinance that will raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 per hour, making it the highest in the United States, a trend was born...Who's next? San Francisco? Portland? A victory for democracy, some shouted, while others were happy to have earned the "right" to earn a decent wage. 

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eBay, PayPal, Apple & Dish Approve Of Bitcoin. Is Google Next?

June 6, 2014

[Following post by TDV Head Researcher Justin O'Connell]

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US Foreign Wealth Confiscation Begins Under the Code Names FinCen, FATCA and FBAR

June 5, 2014

[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-In-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

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Breaking News: US Expats in Mexico Left Stranded In Latest FATCA Escalation

June 4, 2014

[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-In-Chief, Jeff Berwick]

As the first set of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) compliance issues for banks worldwide is set to come into effect on July 1 we have seen a flurry of banks around the world advising US citizens that they will be immediately closing their accounts.

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Is The Fed's Gold Ponzi Scheme About To Pop?

June 3, 2014

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

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