2021 March BankNotes
President Biden claimed during his Super Bowl interview that “all the economics show” that if the government imposes a $15 minimum wage then “the whole economy rises. For his part, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has claimed for years that “[t]here’s just no evidence that raising the minimum wage costs jobs, at least when the starting point is as low as it is in modern America.”
Is this really possible?
2021 January BankNotes
Get-out-of-debt guru Dave Ramsey recently released on YouTube an excerpt
of his show where he called IBC a “scam.” Specifically, someone called in
to tell Dave that his financial advisor had touted the benefits of a Whole Life
policy with a mutual company, including the dividends. Ramsey was aghast,
and explained that since the owners of a mutual company are the customers,
any “dividend” they send to you is necessarily coming out of your own pocket.
In fact, Dave explained, the IRS itself acknowledges this, by calling such a dividend a “return of a deliberate overcharge of premium”; this is why the IRS doesn’t tax it as income. Dave ended the call by telling his listener that he needed to get a real financial advisor, not someone trying to sell overpriced Whole Life insurance.
2020 December BankNotes
A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback.” 1
The Rockefeller Foundation on the future SCENARIOS: May 2010
2020 July BankNotes
This Lara-Murphy Report (LMR) article was reprinted with permission. This and many more articles related to IBC and Austrian Economics are published monthly in the LMR. Subscriptions are available at www.usatrustonline.com
2020 June BankNotes
Humanity has been asking what is happiness and how to achieve it since the dawn of time, but still without a definitive resolution. The divergence of views on this subject is enormous, although it may be a good thing, because each individual can pursue happiness in their own way, which—according to the Declaration of Independence—is an inalienable right.