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Think You Live in the Freest Country? Think Again…

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free….”

Helicopter Drop: Will Free Money Save the Day?

Picture a helicopter hovering over a downtown city skyline. A hatch opens, and an unseen occupant begins to unload cash out the port.

More Passport Scams to Avoid

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?

Is Your Money Safe in the Terminator’s Hands?

“If we all die,” said Dr. Ben Goertzel, lead scientist of Hong Kong hedge fund management firm Aidyia, “it would keep trading.”

Why Billionaires Are Buying Gold

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.

Is Our Bull Market in for a Bust?

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.

Want to “Rule” Your Own Country? Here’s how.

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.

Did Crooks Steal Your Social Security Number?

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.

Are You Making These Common Asset Protection Mistakes?

I just returned from a week in Bermuda, where I was a speaker at The Sovereign Society’s Total Wealth Symposium.

Is Europe “Stealing” the Treasury’s Tax Dollars?

Apple, Inc. began as a company operating entirely in the US. But as it grew and began generating international profits, it faced a problem...

What Will They Do When This Bubble Bursts?

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.

4 Totally Legal Reasons to Use An Offshore Structure

Less than six months ago, the mainstream media had a field day announcing the release of the so-called “Panama Papers.”

What if Negative Interest Rates are the New Normal?

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.

What Would the IRS Do if This Happened to You?

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.

Decision 2016: Whose Side Are They On?

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.

The Rising Cost of Saying Goodbye to the US

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...

They Are After Your Cash (And If This Happens They Will Get It)

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.

How You Pay for Their Lies with Your Rights

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...

Obama Stomps State’s Rights… Again (And This Time, You’ll Eat the Consequences!)

The Founding Fathers were clear when they made state rights and a leash on central government the lynch pin of our constitution.

Turkey Did It, Is the US Next?

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.

Who Killed Our (Kids’) American Dream?

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.

I Told Them So (And They Hated Me For It!)

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.

Comply or Be Punished: IRS gets even more aggressive

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.

Will a “Global Currency Reset” Make You Rich? (Don’t Count On It)

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.

You’re Likely Committing a Crime Right Now

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.

Another IRS Bait and Switch

“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.

How the IRS beat up the Constitution

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.

Judge Rules FBI Can Hack Your Email (Here’s How You Can Stop Them)

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?

Anarchy in the UK? What Brexit Means for You.

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.”

The Taxman Can’t Do Math

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.

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