The Big Short Stands Tall on Explanations, but Gives No Solution

Recognizing that it’s only January, I can already say with some degree of confidence that The Big Short is the best movie that’s going to be released this year. As a movie, it succeeds on every level. The acting, directing, editing, cinematography, music, pacing, and script are all superb. The movie has an eclectic range of emotional and genre modes as well. Sometimes hilarious, other times tear-jerking, always compelling. But it’s the content and delivery of The Big Short that surprised Read more […]

Establishment Hack John Kasich Attacks Ted Cruz with Straw Man; is Promptly Destroyed

For the first time this cycle, Republicans had a substantive debate. The Fox Business debate was chocked full of hard hitting but fair questions, and the candidates were able to show their policy chops–or lack thereof There were numerous moments in the debate that highlighted the difference between the establishment candidates and the real conservatives, however, it was the exchange between Ted Cruz and John Kasich that truly defined that difference Ted Cruz was asked a question about Wall Read more […]

Feds Instructing Banks to Call Cops on Customers Who Withdraw More Than $5,000?

These days, we’re taught to “say something” if we “see something.” Everything can be considered “suspicious activity.” For people in a more official capacity, there’s incentive to over-report. If something happens, and it turns out that an official could have notified police beforehand of anything “suspicious,” but didn’t, that official could get in serious trouble. Just think about how medical or mental health professionals have to report anything “suspicious” to Read more […]

Obama Turns Banks against Gun Businesses

Obama Administration Tries To Intimidate Banks Into Breaking Ties With Gun Manufacturers & Distributors “I don’t think ethical people deal with intimidation as a method to achieve success.” – Dominique Moceanu When a child wants a cookie before dinner, but his mother tells him “no,” he goes to his father to ask the same question. It’s called subversion, and we learn it from a very early age. We learn that if one authority prevents us from getting what we want, we can find other routes in order Read more […]

Why is the Middle Class Evaporating?

If you listen to leftists and big-government stooges, the middle class is evaporating because of low minimum wage, greedy corporations, and tax-breaks for the rich. Which would indicate that, in order to grow the middle class, the civil government needs to get more involved. No one argues with the fact that the middle class drives economic growth, and is therefore a crucial component of economic recovery, but what is the real problem here? I think it can be boiled down to a few things: Crony Read more […]

Federal Reserve Blames Stagnant Economy on Money “Hoarding”

Inflation is not as high as it “should” be. In spite of the fact that the Federal Reserve has pumped $4.5 trillion dollars of non-existent money into the economy and has held its interest rates at zero percent for six years, money just isn’t moving around much. And the Federal Reserve thinks it knows why: Banks have put away close to $2.8 trillion in reserves, and households are sitting on $2.15 trillion in savings—about a 50 percent increase over the past five years. “So why did the Read more […]

“Have a Blessed Day” Gets US Bank Teller Fired

How would you react if someone at a bank or store told you to ‘have a blessed day’ instead of saying ‘have a nice day?’ In 2009, someone told Polly Neace to ‘have a blessed day’ and she said it struck her as a nice thing to say. She told the media: “I mean, in my opinion, I don’t think there’s any better day to have than a blessed day.” Neace worked at a US Bank office in Walton, KY, about 5 miles south of where I live. For over two years, she has wished bank customers to Read more […]

Government Bank Regulators Make More than Twice as Much as Bankers

Another big surprise: recent statistics indicate that bankers make less than half as much annually as the government officials employed to keep those same bankers accountable. Sure, you hear all the time about “bankers’ hours” and “bankers’ pay.” It’s an easy thing to rile up people’s envy by talking about how banker barons and oil tycoons are gouging the life out of the economy for their own profits. How top-level executives and CEOs, blah blah blah. But, as the the Wall Street Journal Read more […]

GM is Alive; At Least Twelve GM Owners Are Not

For me, the most frustrating part of the massive bailout for the failing big businesses of America (like GM and the big banking interests) is not how much money the taxpayers had to shell out (though that was rather frustrating). It’s one simple fact—the bailouts propped up businesses that should have died. The bailouts rewarded mediocrity and punished excellence. I hate my bank—Chase. I used to be a very happy customer of Washington Mutual. Do you remember them? They had generally happy Read more […]

Obama Refuses to Extradite Brothers Who Raised Thousands in Campaign Donations

In the 1990s, Roberto Isaias served as the President of Filanbanco in Quito, Ecuador.  His brother William was the Vice President of the bank which was at the center of the financial collapse that rocked the South American country.  Filanbanco was one of 30 banks that collapsed between 1998-99.  The financial disaster ended up costing the Ecuadorian taxpayers over $8 billion. When the Ecuadorian government began investigating what happened, they discovered that the Isaias brothers falsified Read more […]

States with Highest Income Inequality Voted for Obama

Curious fact: in 2012, four years after Obama took office the first time, the states that had the absolute highest rates of income inequality voted for Obama (again). Now, before you commit a fallacy of causation, let me remind you that correlation and causation are two different things. So, the fact that states with high income inequality voted for Obama does not necessarily mean that Obama’s policies (or policies like his) made their situation the way it is. For instance, you could say that Read more […]

Bank Manager Fired For Carrying Concealed Handgun To Work

She’s also a mother of three. She understands the value in carrying a concealed handgun for protection. And since banks are obvious targets for robbers, it seems like a common sense thing to do. But as we know from many other businesses, the management don’t bother with common sense polices. We’ve had people at convenience stores get fired for defending themselves from burglars. We’ve also had a lot of defenseless employees dying at the hands of some armed robber. But many companies would Read more […]