The Real Healthcare Crisis: Retiring Seniors Need $500k To Cover Premiums Even With Obamacare

June 24, 2017 - 10:10am
The Real Healthcare Crisis: Retiring Seniors Need $500k To Cover Premiums Even With Obamacare

As Congress spends the next week and a half, if everything goes well, wrestling over how they can screw up healthcare in America even more, perhaps they should take notice of a new study from HealthView Services which highlights the fact that the real source of the healthcare crisis in this country is rising costs.
As Bloomberg notes, healthcare cost inflation is expected eclipse overall inflation and Social Security COLAs over the next decade.

Brexit One Year On: Political Chaos, Pounded Currency, & Pressured Consumers

June 24, 2017 - 9:20am
Brexit One Year On: Political Chaos, Pounded Currency, & Pressured Consumers

It is exactly one year since the UK held the historic referendum vote on EU membership. As Deutsche Bank's Jim Reid notes, whether you think that has passed quickly or not probably depends on if you’re a Sterling FX trader, in which case it’s more than likely been a long year. With today being the anniversary we thought we would see how assets have performed over the past year since the vote...

The Over-Criminalization Of American Life

June 24, 2017 - 8:55am
The Over-Criminalization Of American Life

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,
The over-criminalization of America has undermined justice, the rule of law and legal egalitarianism.
While the corporate media devotes itself to sports, entertainment, dining out and the latest political kerfuffle, America has become the Over-Criminalization Capital of the World. The proliferation of laws and administrative regulations, federal, state and local, that carry criminal penalties has swollen into the tens of thousands.

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