Jason Scheurer

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There Is No Peak Oil–But We Are Approaching Peak Low-Cost Oil

We will finally learn, after more than 40 years of not knowing, what the free market supply/demand price of crude truly is. This knowledge will make it harder for secretive governments and corporations to manipulate prices in the future, while strengthening domestic production to weather supply shocks in the future.
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Switzerland May Be Preparing for the End of the Euro

Something is brewing in Europe now that has the Swiss National Bank worried. If you haven’t been paying attention in the last 24 hours, the currency and equity markets have been rocked by a surprise move to delink the existing currency peg
The War on Libertarians and Independents

The War on Libertarians and Independents

The U.S. electoral system is a farce. It is controlled with the same mastery with which Coke and Pepsi dominate the soda market. It is sold to the American public as if the free and open exchange of ideas is
IRS Retroactively Taxes Bitcoin

IRS Retroactively Taxes Bitcoin

Last week the IRS announced that Bitcoin is not a currency and is, instead, property. This has effectively turned tens of thousands of Americans into tax cheats and endangered the adoption of Bitcoin by wider audiences – even more so
The 77-Cent Gender Wage Gap Lie

The 77-Cent Gender Wage Gap Lie

During President Obama’s State of the Union, he decided to roll out another of those bold-faced distortions in an attempt to convince the public that the government must be called in to correct some “injustice” that simply does not exist.
The Death of Bitcoin or Another MF Global?

The Death of Bitcoin or Another MF Global?

The free market is a bitch. Yes I said it–no white washing, no fairytales. Just like real life, the free market is a harsh teacher. Those who grew up having always been told they’re “special” and having received trophies for

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