Economy

Uruguay First to Completely Legalize Marijuana

Uruguay First to Completely Legalize Marijuana

By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. Becoming the first country to pass such a bill, on July 31st, 2013 Uruguay’s lower house approved a marijuana legalization bill. This act will bring the South American country one step closer to legally regulating the production and distribution of the medicinal drug. All 50 members of the Broad Front […]

Back to School on a Budget

Back to School on a Budget

By: Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper. Back to school time means there won’t be any more daily cries of, “I’m booooooored!”  It means the end of those impromptu trips to the beach or the pool. It means that your house will be a little tidier, you will get a little more done, and your kids will […]

The Important Things We DON’T Have Money For, And The Crazy Things We DO Have Money For

The Important Things We DON’T Have Money For, And The Crazy Things We DO Have Money For

By: Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse. In an age of “belt tightening” and “budget cuts”, you would think that government officials would be trying to spend our money wisely.  Unfortunately, when it comes time to cut spending our politicians tend to do everything that they can to protect their own interests and their own pet […]

1 in 4 UK kids to live in poverty by 2020

1 in 4 UK kids to live in poverty by 2020

Nearly one-quarter of British children will be living in poverty by the year 2020, a new report has predicted. PM David Cameron pledged that child poverty would be gone by this time, yet some of the government’s policies seem to exacerbate the crisis. Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) estimated that the UK […]

Cyprus Protesters and Bank Employees Clash With Police; Europe and Russia Reject Bailout

Cyprus Protesters and Bank Employees Clash With Police; Europe and Russia Reject Bailout

Local news in Cyprus is reporting an escalation in the protests that have begun in the wake of attempts by EU chiefs to confiscate the savings of depositors. The news of possible bank closures has enraged the public. It appears that in order to keep things under control, the Central Bank is discussing a possible […]

World Debt Explained: Nation’s Debt In $100 Bills

World Debt Explained: Nation’s Debt In $100 Bills

Politicians speak about Millions, Billions & Trillions everyday. The numbers mean nothing unless one understands the size of these numbers. Here is an info-graphic that is visualizing world debt in $100 bills while making the assumption that debt is represented by physical paper (when it is nothing but a bunch of electronic ones and zeros […]