Sovereign citizen defense rejected in traffic violation

September 11, 2010
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Sovereign citizen defense rejected in traffic violation

The Texas Court of Appeals has rejected an argument made by a defendant in a traffic violation case who said that he was exempt from the law because he was a sovereign citizen. As we’ve discussed on this program before, sovereign citizens claim that most of the laws in the United States and the...

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Lawmakers pretend to accuse China of currency manipulation

September 11, 2010
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Lawmakers pretend to accuse China of currency manipulation

Senators Charles Schumer of New York and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina are spearheading a bipartisan effort to draft and pass a China currency bill aimed at forcing China to revalue their currency. For some time now the US Treasury Department has alleged that the yuan, also known as the renminbi, is being kept...

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Invisible Hand Episode 24: Interview with E. Morgan Kelley on the Iconography of Stocks and Bonds

September 11, 2010
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Invisible Hand Episode 24: Interview with E. Morgan Kelley on the Iconography of Stocks and Bonds

Download Podcast This episode of The Invisible Hand features my recent interview with E. Morgan Kelley of Stocks and Bonds Galore, an expert on comparative mythology and language who collects and analyzes interesting stock certificates covered with amazing symbolic imagery. His website is full of images from vintage stocks and bonds, from big companies,...

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Government wants your ammo

August 30, 2010
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Government wants your ammo

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking into a possible ban on the ammunition that most people use: lead bullets. They are presently considering a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity to outlaw the use of lead in all bullets, shot, and fishing sinkers. Since 90% of bullets purchased in the US are made...

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ACLU objects to “enhanced pat-down”

August 30, 2010
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ACLU objects to “enhanced pat-down”

The ACLU is objecting to the new “enhanced pat-down procedure” being applied by the Transportation Security Administration. This is the new term for what is done to passengers who refuse to be irradiated and undressed by the so-called “naked body scanners” now appearing in airports. Fliers going through airports in Boston and Las Vegas...

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Your home is the state’s fishbowl

August 30, 2010
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Your home is the state’s fishbowl

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the government may, without a warrant and without your knowledge, plant a tracking device on your car as it sits in your driveway and then use it to survey you indefinitely from that point onward. As Time Magazine reports, the court found no reasonable expectation...

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Morgan Stanley: Global default inevitable

August 30, 2010
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Morgan Stanley: Global default inevitable

Arnaud Mares, an executive director in the London office of Morgan Stanley, has written a report projecting the inevitable default on sovereign debt on a global scale. He said: “Governments will impose a loss on some of their stakeholders. The question is not whether they will renege on their promises, but rather upon which...

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S & P to US: Nice credit rating. I’d hate to see anything happen to it

August 30, 2010
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S & P to US: Nice credit rating. I’d hate to see anything happen to it

The USA’s credit rating is once again being threatened publicly, this time by the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. In an interview with Dow Jones newswire, published August 26th, David Beers, global head of S & P’s sovereign ratings, warned the US Congress that they had better do everything suggested to them by...

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Invisible Hand Episode 23: Interview with Ernest Hancock

August 30, 2010
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Invisible Hand Episode 23: Interview with Ernest Hancock

Download Podcast This episode of The Invisible Hand features my recent interview with Ernest Hancock, a seasoned libertarian activist based in Arizona, and host of the show Declare Your Independence on the Liberty Radio Network every weekday from 4pm-7pm CT. Among his many accomplishments, Hancock is responsible for designing the Ron Paul Revolution logo,...

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