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Fact Check: Bitcoin Skeptics Claim ‘Nobody Has Come Up with a Use for Blockchain’

It’s been a tough time for new owners of Bitcoin. After the decentralized digital currency rocketed to prices of $20,000 for one whole BTC, those values dropped roughly 50 percent and have bounced back and forth between $10k and $12k for the past week. And, while the asset’s 9-year history suggests the bear market won’t last forever, Bitcoin critics are out in force warning the recent adopters that the fundamentals of their investment are not sound.


Paul Krugman: ‘It’s Trump’s Party’

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes that regardless of the election outcome, the Republican Party will remain wedded to the issues that propelled the rise of GOP nominee Donald Trump.

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Trojan Horse: Obama Embraces ‘Public Option’ on Obamacare

Critics of Obamacare warned in 2009 and 2010 that the so-called “Affordable Care Act” was merely a “Trojan Horse” that would eventually to a complete government takeover of health care. For that, conservatives were mocked and demonized.

KNUTSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 24: A European Union flag, with a hole cut in the middle, flys at half mast outside a home in Knutsford Cheshire after today's historic referendum on June 24, 2016 in Knutsford, United Kingdom. The results from the historic EU referendum has now been declared …

Soros FAIL: The Man Who Broke the Bank of England Can’t Make Them Stay

Soros took on a very active and public interest in the Leave vote in the days leading up to his victory by penning a sky–is–falling piece for The Guardian that claims to be concerned about the financial well-being of the average British voter but left out the devastating effect Soros’s own profit-taking had on the people in the aftermath of 1992’s infamous Black Wednesday.


Paul Krugman Is Nearly Always Wrong

Paul Krugman, number-one opinion page editorialist for the New York Times and professor of (macro) economics at NYU, is really nothing more than a limousine liberal, champagne hatchet man for the Clinton’s. He should be seen for what he is, the


Krugman: Trump Is ‘Completely Incoherent on Economic Policy’

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “is completely incoherent on economic policy.” Partial transcript as follows: NORQUIST: Look at Reagan and Obama, and Reagan created more jobs and


Even Paul Krugman Says Inequality Related to Housing Regulation

Indeed, even The New York Times economic columnist Paul Krugman–an unabashed supporter of government intervention into the market–dedicated an entire column to highlighting the role of housing restrictions and inequality.

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People Who Say Climate Change Is Worse Than Terrorism Are Dangerous Liars

Sorry, conservatives: when President Obama describes climate change as the greatest threat we face, he’s exactly right. Terrorism can’t and won’t destroy our civilization, but global warming could and might. Paul Krugman, Nobel prizewinning economist, public intellectual; New York Times columnist


Paul Krugman Says “Debt is Good”: Worldwide Markets Crash

Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman took to the editorial pages of the New York Times to ridicule Rand Paul for declaring American fiscal policy has been irresponsible, since “The last time the United States was debt free was 1835.” But


Krugman: Trump Is a ‘Belligerent, Loud-Mouthed Racist’

In an interview with Bloomberg TV’s Joe Weisenthal that aired on Monday, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman weighed in on Donald Trump’s early popularity as the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination begins to shape. Krugman attributed Trump’s success

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Moore vs. Krugman Throw-down at Freedom Fest

Heritage Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow and former Wall Street Journal contributor Stephen Moore squared off against New York Times columnist Paul Krugman in a war of economic arguments that pitted free market, supply-side economics against statist, Keynesian Obamanomics.

Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin, July 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Exclusive — Moore: Krugman Will Defend Obamanomics Which Is Based on Socialism

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — In two separate exclusive interviews ahead of his debate with liberal New York Times economist Paul Krugman on Friday, conservative economist Stephen Moore—now with the Heritage Foundation but previously of the Wall Street Journal—told Breitbart News he expects Krugman to defend “Obamanomics,” or a socialist kind of economic policy.

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On Russell Brand and the ‘world’s top thinkers’ …

We were a little taken aback this week to see that Russell Brand came 4th in Prospect Magazine’s list of top world thinkers. The revelation took some getting over, and quite a bit of anaesthetic, so today’s missive is several

Civil War Erupting Among Democrats Over Obamacare

Civil War Erupting Among Democrats Over Obamacare

A civil war has opened up inside the Democratic Party over Obamacare.  With half of all Senate Democrats who voted for Obamacare no longer in office, top Senate Democrats Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and outgoing Tom Harkin (D-IA) have begun trashing

New York Times Slashes 7.5% of Staff; Digital Platforms Fail

New York Times Slashes 7.5% of Staff; Digital Platforms Fail

After weeks of rumors, The New York Times announced Wednesday that more than 100 newsroom jobs will be slashed, as “well as a smaller number of positions from its editorial and business operations[.]” If enough people don’t accept buyouts, the

Krugman: GOP Wants to Push US Back to 1894

Krugman: GOP Wants to Push US Back to 1894

Thursday at a CUNY-TV special with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), economist and columnist for The New York Times, Paul Krugman, while discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” decision, said the Republican Party’s “real goal is to push us back

New York Times Smears Texas

New York Times Smears Texas

HOUSTON, Texas — Business is booming and companies are hiring in Texas. As a result, the state is home to the fastest growing cities in the nation. New York Times‘ columnist Paul Krugman recently penned an op-ed called “Wrong Way Nation,”

Hank Paulson: As Wrong about Climate Change as he was about The Crash

Hank Paulson: As Wrong about Climate Change as he was about The Crash

Hank Paulson, the former US Treasury Secretary who helped transform the 2008 crash from a temporary crisis into a long-running, still-unresolved disaster, has now turned his expertise to the subject of climate change. In a lengthy editorial for the New