The Fiat World

[Editor’s Note: The following is a small excerpt from the August Issue of TDV which was released today, written by Jeff Berwick in “The Big Picture”]

Today, the power of the state has corrupted society absolutely.

This week, fund manager Bill Gross tweeted how unhappy he is that Mitt Romney’s VP selection is in favor of stealing less from citizens.  He is calling for more theft and yet not a person at the cocktail parties he attends will slight him or call him a violent thief.

The corruption isn’t just at the upper echelons of society either.  It’s everywhere.  Almost everyone and everything in the US today suckles at the teat of the state.

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Dear Slavey – August 14th Edition

Dear Slavey,

I am stuck in the USSA because of family. I have a small amount of money in the bank, have a mortgage on a house, a shabby job, a wife who is not on board and grandchildren. What is the best advice you can give me for what is coming? How can I best prepare for the insanity that is soon to come? I live in a townhouse in the Philadelphia, PA, suburbs. I have also been very vocal about my political opinions in public and online. I believe one hundred percent in what TDV says. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Dave in PA 

Dear Dave:

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Why You Should Root for the Maniac with the Knife

[Editor’s note: the following post is by Gary Gibson, TDV Editor]

Leave it to us to take the side of a stoned, “knife-wielding maniac” against the cops. At TDV we call the US one of the most dangerous places in the world as I did in yesterday’s post. Are we employing hyperbole just to make our case against the USSA? Nope. Odds are that a US citizen or resident will do at least three things per day that could get you locked up in federal prison for years. That’s because politicians and regulators constantly come up with laws designed to legislate every behavior and transaction imaginable.

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TDV Week in Review August 12, 2012

Welcome to the first edition of The Sunday Parting Shot.  Each Sunday, before Redmond Weissenberger takes you through the Week In Review I’ll give you one last parting shot likely from a bar on the beach in Acapulco.

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The Weekend Vigilante August 11th, 2012

Hello again from Acapulco,

How are you?  Well, I hope!  I, personally, am having the time of my life and… for that reason, I may keep this Weekend Vigilante a bit on the short side.  Or not.  It actually depends more on when my cigar runs out… although, here, in Mexico, I am sure someone will come by and offer me another one as soon as this wonderful Cuban grown ride ends.  Oh, you can’t purchase Cuban cigars where you live?  You must live in the land of the free!

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