“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free….”
Picture a helicopter hovering over a downtown city skyline. A hatch opens, and an unseen occupant begins to unload cash out the port.
Did you know you can buy a Mexican passport for US$15,000? A Belizean passport for $9,000? Or a passport from Moldova for $4,000?
“If we all die,” said Dr. Ben Goertzel, lead scientist of Hong Kong hedge fund management firm Aidyia, “it would keep trading.”
In the last few days, gold has been on a losing streak. Last Tuesday, gold prices fell by $42 per ounce – 3.3% – the biggest single-day drop in value in nearly three years.
The Sun Also Rises is Ernest Hemingway’s ode to the art of bullfighting. In it, he voices deep respect for the bold ones who enter the arena to dance with a stomping, snarling beast in the midst of a red-eyed fury.
Geneticists tell us the entire human race originated from a single tribal group of around 200 people who migrated from Africa into Arabia about 80,000 years ago.
Between February 2011 and December 2015, the IRS took notice that more than 1.1 million stolen Social Security numbers (SSNs) were being used to file crooked tax returns.
I just returned from a week in Bermuda, where I was a speaker at The Sovereign Society’s Total Wealth Symposium.
Apple, Inc. began as a company operating entirely in the US. But as it grew and began generating international profits, it faced a problem...
As I type this, the bubble surrounding the United States’ trillion-dollar auto credit industry is ready to burst. Our national trust teeters on the brink of ruin. Again.
Less than six months ago, the mainstream media had a field day announcing the release of the so-called “Panama Papers.”
Last year, German savers with more than €100,000 in their bank accounts woke to the news that they now faced a 0.4% annual charge.
You’ve just arrived home from work. As you walk through your front door, your wife hands you a cocktail. “Honey, we’ve got to talk,” she tells you as she pours herself a double.
According to recent polls, the American people have never held such distaste for both major party candidates. And no matter what the outcome, our country will be left divided.
A few weeks ago, the IRS published its quarterly “name and shame” list in the Federal Register. That’s the list federal law requires the agency...
If the IRS has its way, cash will be a thing of the past. In its place, every transaction will be digital, every purchase will leave a footprint.
When Barack Obama campaigned for president in 2008, he promised to end the War on Drugs. As a candidate, he suggested the century-long war had been a failure and...
The Founding Fathers were clear when they made state rights and a leash on central government the lynch pin of our constitution.
On July 15, members of the Turkish armed forces attempted to overthrow the country’s government. Those loyal to the elected president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, stopped them.
My grandfather was a poster boy for the “Greatest Generation.” He was 6’3”, with a shock of white hair crowned beneath a silver-belly Stetson.
In my mind, some things are so obvious I don’t understand how everyone doesn’t reach the same conclusions I do. President George W. Bush’s campaign to oust Saddam Hussein from power is a great example.
The IRS has unleashed an aggressive investigation into Facebook’s tax structure, seeking a court order to force access to their internal records and possibly setting a frightening precedent for anyone or anything with wealth off-shore.
A few weeks ago, I was sorting through some old files from early in my career. I came across a newsletter promotion I received in 1985.
Do you own a dog? You could face six months in federal prison If you walk it on federal lands on a leash longer than six feet in length.
“I’m from the IRS and I’m here to help you.” Yes, the above is one of life’s big lies. But several years ago, it looked as if they actually intended to help if you had an offshore tax problem.
As a US citizen or permanent resident, you are forgiven for the belief you have the right to remain silent. “Pleading the fifth” (amendment), is such common chorus in American culture, it's near cliché by now.
What’s the biggest threat to our civil liberties? Is it a Congress hellbent on closing all loopholes left to US citizens grasping for privacy?
It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. Before the vote, polls suggested that British citizens would opt to remain in the European Union, rather than choose what pundits dubbed “Brexit.”
Last month, lawmakers in Massachusetts approved a constitutional amendment that will lead to the departure of many of the state’s wealthiest and most productive citizens.