What Larry King and Prince Had in Common

Former legendary talk show host Larry King died last month at 87 years. At first glance, he might not appear to have much in common with pop star Prince, who died in 2016...

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How Much More Debt Can We Handle?

By the time you read these words, Congress will be putting the finishing touches on President Biden’s COVID-19 relief package, with American taxpayers footing the bill to the tune of $1.9 trillion.

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The Next PATRIOT Act

“A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.”

While this statement was first attributed to Stanford economist Paul Romer in 2004, politicians have long used crises to justify new laws that crush peoples’ rights.

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The Case for Informed Consent in Vaccinations

We’re hesitant to wade into the already heavily debated vaccine conversation, if only because of the near-unbelievable enmity both pro-vaxxers and anti-vaxxers have for each another.

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Civil Forfeiture is the Beast That Won’t Die

We’ve long criticized the barbaric (yet legal) practice of civil forfeiture, in which police or other authorized government agencies seize your property and then make you prove that the property is “innocent” to have it returned.

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The Big Hack

At this point the “hack” doesn’t look like a hack as we usually think about it. The responsible parties didn’t try to damage anything, at least based on the incomplete knowledge we currently have.

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Thank Congress for a New Year of Pork Barrel Spending

In this season of giving, it’s important that the holiday spirit moves us to thank Congress and the many taxpayer-funded federal agencies throughout the country for their support of so many worthy causes.

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Is It Time to Buy Bitcoin?

Only a decade ago, cryptocurrencies, also known as “cryptos,” were virtually unknown. Since the invention of the first crypto (Bitcoin) in 2008, thousands more cryptos have been developed.

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What Should I Do (Right Now)?

Stock prices are hitting all-time highs on a daily basis as investors rejoice at the prospect of an economic recovery in 2021.

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Is “Offshore” Another Word for Corruption?

The October 20 headline was a familiar one, at least to us here at The Nestmann Group: “Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm.”

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How Trump (or Biden) Could Steal the Election

After the 1787 Constitutional Convention had concluded in Philadelphia, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin was reputedly asked, “Sir, what form of government have you given us?”

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Could Trump Pardon Himself?

An American president’s authority to grant pardons has long been controversial. The Constitution provides the commander-in-chief with a broad reach in exercising these powers.

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The World Gangs Up on the Dollar

One of our clients’ recurring concerns is the long-term viability of the US dollar as the world’s “reserve currency.” I have a simple answer for them:

The dollar is doomed.

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The Left Embraces States’ Rights

The COVID-19 pandemic has reignited the debate over the rights of individual states versus the federal government. It’s a debate that began before the Constitution was even ratified in 1788.

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What Post COVID-19 America Will Look Like

In the months and years ahead, you’ll do fine and maybe even get rich if you sell weed edibles or become a video game star. If you own a mall, your golden days have passed.

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Is It Time to Take Profits in Gold?

Gold prices, measured in US dollars, rocketed to all-time highs last week, reaching a peak $1,970.90 on July 29.

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