Alan Weiss describes yet another example of how the entire US healthcare system is a ripoff. We’ve just received a bill this month from the hospital–where the care was superb–telling us that of the $125 cost of the walker, insurance paid for everything but $12.94, so would we please remit. I think you can see… Continue Reading →
It never ends. Congress just fast-tracked $1 billion of American taxpayer cash to bail out Ukraine. But as usual, the money isn’t going where you think it is… Not a single needy Ukrainian will see a penny of this money, as it will be used to bail out international banks who hold Ukrainian government debt…. Continue Reading →
One of my investments is in gold. You may think gold is a great investment or a terrible one, but that’s not what I’m talking about today. Rather, I just learned something very interesting. Here’s a few facts you probably didn’t know about gold: 1. It would take just three and a half Olympic-sized swimming… Continue Reading →
The Index of Economic Freedom has just released its 2014 numbers, ranking all the countries in the world based on the overall freedom level of their citizens. The criteria they use are rule of law (property rights, lack of corruption), limited government (government spending, government waste, tax rates, etc), regulatory efficiency (business, labor, and monetary… Continue Reading →
Old people already well aware of what a ripoff the healthcare system is, but more and more young people are finding out just how expensive healthcare in the U.S. can be. He stayed in the hospital for 24 hours, then received a bill for $55,029.31. “Fortunately” his insurance company paid $43,909.78, leaving this 20 year-old… Continue Reading →
Soon their “Six-Dollar Burger” will literally be six dollars. I saw the menu the other day and it’s up to $5.79. Thanks to the government’s printing of money and inflation, Carl’s Jr is going to have to change it’s entire marketing campaign soon.
Several Austrian economists including guys like Peter Schiff have used what is now called the circus analogy. It goes something like this. A big traveling circus comes to a small town. All the circus people go have regular breakfast, lunch, and dinner at one of the town’s restaurants. The owner of the restaurant is ecstatic…. Continue Reading →