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Buying a Watch in 1880 — History You Probably Didn’t Know!

March 31, 2016, by Roland Manarin

You might be surprised to find out that if you were looking for a watch in 1880, you would find the cheapest, most high-quality watch not at a store but from a telegraph operator in a train station. The business was orchestrated by Richard Sears, who then worked as a telegraph operator. It all began…

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Debt is an Elephant in the Room

March 10, 2016, by Roland Manarin

The American economy is being taken over by debt — both public and private — and no one wants to talk about it. As an article by Samuel Bryan, published on schiffgold.com points out, the national U.S. debt recently crossed the $19 trillion threshold. As Peter Schiff said in a recent Gold Videocast: “the Federal…

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How do Volunteers Pass FAIRtax?

March 3, 2016, by Roland Manarin

On Feb. 5, FAIRtax volunteers posted the image below on Facebook. Three days later, more than 3 million people had this image in their newsfeed. As a result, the FAIRtax Facebook page drew more than 2,000 more new “likes” or followers. As many of you know, FAIRtax is a proposed amendment that seeks to abolish…

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Losing the Super Bowl Twice: California Taxes Cam Newton at 200%

February 15, 2016, by Roland Manarin

In light of the recent Super Bowl, I thought I’d share an article published by the Foundation for Economic Education that explains how Panthers Quarterback Cam Newtown didn’t lose once at the Super Bowl, but twice The article first explains the importance of low marginal tax rates, which is the rate that applies when people…

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What Bill Whittle Loves About Donald Trump

January 21, 2016, by Roland Manarin

Now that we’re in a Presidential election year, we’re seeing and hearing more and more about candidates, their views and their plans. In light of that, I thought I’d share a recent video by political commentator Bill Whittle, in which he focuses on what traits make GOP Primary forerunner Donald Trump particularly likable. Trump can…

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What is a Market Correction?

January 19, 2016, by John Burke

In light of recent stock market events, I thought I’d pass along a couple of informative articles about corrections, which occur when major indexes decline by 10 percent or more from a recent high. The first article, published by the Associated Press, outlines answers to some common questions about corrections, such as “what is a…

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