Economics

The Man Who Survived On A Deserted Island for 52 Months

The sun shone bright overhead when Captain Woodes Rogers of the ship “Duke” stepped ashore of the jagged and timbered island in 1709. Tall peaks jutted skyward as if the Great Pyramids of Giza lay beneath a cloak of green. A soft breeze offered limited relief from the incessant heat of the tropics. Woodes and …

New generation of Americans are rushing to the gold mines

PLYMOUTH, Vermont –  Al Davis Jr. cracks a smile as he spots a speck of gold glittering in a plastic pan full of muck pulled from a Vermont brook, revealing a gold tooth made from some earlier finds. Davis, decked in waders and wearing a hat festooned with a tiny bottle filled with gold flakes, …

This Is How Donald Trump Actually Got Rich

Donald J. Trump, the controversial real estate mogul, and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has boasted widely about having a net worth of more than $10 billion. While Investopedia lists Trump’s 2016 net worth lower than that, at $3.9 billion, Trump is nevertheless one of the all-time wealthiest presidential candidates. (For related reading, see: Donald Trump’s Real Net Worth.) Born into a wealthy …

Here’s a Look at the Reality of Bernie’s Socialism

Want a look at what life is like under socialism? Not Sweden, Denmark, or Finland which are really capitalist ecomonys. No, real socialism, like what we’re now seeing in Venezuela. In the United States, Bernie Sanders has built a political movement selling the glories of Democratic Socialism. Young Americans eager for the handouts promised by Sanders …