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No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare

Franklin @ September 24, 2007 # One Comment

Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of […]

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A primer for living in a totalitarian state

Franklin @ September 24, 2007 # 22 Comments

Unless you are black or a recent immigrant, you have no experience living in a police state. Then, you may want to consider this article as your primer for living under terror. If Naomi Wolf in her recent book “The End of America: A Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot” has it right, you […]

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When being a Christian meant being compassionate

Franklin @ September 23, 2007 # No Comment Yet

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for the Jews, […]

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How to survive hyperinflation

Franklin @ September 21, 2007 # 8 Comments

Avoid, to the extent it is possible, selling goods at a fixed price to be paid in the future Remember that if you work for somebody you are selling your work at a price set in the past and you will be paid in the future, so, during hyperinflation, you will be robbed daily Do […]

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African-American and Latinos Hardest Hit by Foreclosure Crisis

Franklin @ September 5, 2007 # No Comment Yet

A new Acorn study found that African-Americans and Latinos are the groups hardest hit by foreclosures due to their exposure to high cost home purchase loans. During the past few weeks, politicians and the media have been covering the issue of the foreclosure crisis and in general tended to blame “unscrupulous lenders” or borrowers who […]

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United States Poverty Map (PIC)

Franklin @ September 1, 2007 # No Comment Yet

“Another income map, this time plotting the % of people living in poverty based on the 2000 Census. If you would like to see a more detailed version go to Social Explorer and choose “Poverty” from the second drop down, then select the magnifying glass to zoom in on a specific county.” read more | […]

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Bush Aid to Mortgage Holders only Aids Wall Street

Franklin @ August 31, 2007 # 2 Comments

As I pointed out yesterday, the administration is using the current crisis to strengthen Wall Street’s position in the biggest land-grabbing scheme since the XIX Century. Although it’s hard to analyze what Bush actually wants to do (he only said he was going to do something in the future), there are some inferences than can […]

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