Socialism

2015 SOTU: The Robin-Hood Distribution Plan

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 01/20/2015 Whether you agree or disagree with our points below, or the President’s “wealth redistribution agenda” in tonight’s SOTU address, is of little matter. With both houses of Congress controlled by conservatives, the likelihood of any of these proposals actually passing into law nears “zero.” This will leave the President... »

The Cost Of Obama’s “Free” Community College Vision To Taxpayers? $60 Billion

Friday, January 9, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 01/09/2015 Yesterday, to much shock and dismay, Obama revealed his latest “noble” grand vision: provide a free community college education to millions of folks. Apparently now, far too late, even the community organizer-in-chief realized that with $1.2 trillion in student loans the Millennials will never be able to take their... »

“Now There’s Not Even Soap” Maduro Heads To China To ‘Save’ Socialist Utopia Venezuela

Monday, January 5, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 01/04/2015 Social media is awash with striking images of #EmptyShelvesInVenezuela (#AnaquelesVaciosEnVenezuela) as the evaporation of basic human staples such as toilet paper has now been hyperinflated to total chaos at warehouses and supermarkets. As President Maduro decries the loss of $100 oil “stability”, vowing to return oil prices to their... »

“Cash-Strapped” Venezuela Stares Into The Abyss… And Its Default Risk Goes Parabolic…(Who’s Next?!)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 12/08/2014 Some two weeks ago (when Venezuela CDS was trading at 2300 bps) we previewed what – with almost absolute certainty – would be the first “casualty of the crude carnage” – Nicholas Maduro’s little socialist paradise that couldn’t: Venezuela. As a reminder, back then we learned that the OPEC... »

The Death Rattle of Europe’s Statist Dream

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By Paul Martin

By: Rick Ackerman Market Oracle Oct 21, 2014 Europe’s all-too-predictable relapse into recession is gathering force, threatening not only the pipe dream of economic and political unity, but eroding grandiose illusions that have helped prop up the world’s financial house of cards. The unwillingness of France in particular to play by the EU’s —... »

Martin Armstrong Warns “A Mad Max Event Is Possible”

Friday, October 10, 2014
By Paul Martin

from Armstrong Economics ZeroHedge.com 10/10/2014 We are at a crossroads. The tree has been cut. Which way will it fall – authoritarian or democracy? We can make a difference. Step one is understanding what is the problem. At least then we can address a solution with some reasonable game plan. We have a great... »

France Crushes Socialist Welfare Dream, Admits “Living Beyond Its Means” For 40 Years

Thursday, October 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden ZeroHedge.com 10/09/2014 Facing up to the pressures of responsibility as a member of the European Union – having been told their treaty-busting budget plan was unacceptable – it seems France is resorting to the worst case scenario – cut spending! As Bloomberg reports, the glory days of France’s welfare model may... »

The Decline & Fall Of Europe: French Farmers Set Tax Office On Fire

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Martin Armstrong ZeroHedge.com 09/23/2014 French vegetable farmer have set a tax office and a building on fire destroying the government facility which was the symbol of the increasing administrative burden and sanctions that is killing farming. The background is that for years the bureaucracy for farmers have magnified the economic decline and their... »

The War on Poverty Has Been a Colossal Flop… $22 trillion!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

Robert Rector DailySignal.com September 16, 2014 Today, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual report on poverty. This report is noteworthy because this year marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s launch of the War on Poverty. Liberals claim that the War on Poverty has failed because we didn’t spend enough money.... »

Does France Need A 21st Century Revolution?…” Dirigisme, the French version of socialist capitalism, has failed.”

Monday, September 1, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Saxobank’s Steen Jakobsen ZeroHedge.com 08/31/2014 French President François Hollande unveiled his new government under Prime Minister Manuel Valls on August 26, and there have been a few changes. While most senior ministers have retained their positions, economic minister Arnaud Montebourg was replaced by Emmanuel Macron, a former investment banker and economic adviser at... »

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