"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

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U.S. interest payments on its debt are now set to exceed defense spending. This year, federal spending on interest payments is forecast to reach $870 billion, surpassing the $822 billion allocated for defense in 2024.

Singapore, Switzerland and Denmark have been named the world’s most competitive economies in the 2024 World Competitiveness Ranking published by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) on Tuesday. While Denmark dropped two spots after topping the list in 2022 and 2023, Singapore leapt from 4th place to number 1 thanks to very high scores in government and business efficiency.


Authored by Grzegorz Adamczyk via ReMix News,

Recent European Parliament election results and reactions to them have sparked discussions about the true meaning of European autonomy, a term frequently touted by French President Emmanuel Macron that now seems to lack real substance beyond pompous declarations from Paris.

EU To Ban Re-Export Of Russian LNG Ladylove

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com,

The European Union is set to ban the re-export of Russian LNG in the bloc’s waters in a first sanctions measure targeting Russia’s gas, EU diplomats told Reuters on Thursday.

Stocks are poised for a pullback of up to 12 percent after a storming start to the year, a Wall Street veteran has warned.

Global stocks hit record highs on Wednesday - ahead of a day off from trading for the Juneteenth holiday yesterday. 

Surges in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were driven by a rally in tech shares that has also made AI chipmaker Nvidia the world's most valuable company.


Former President Donald Trump on Thursday told a group of tech execs that he wants to dramatically expand immigration by "automatically" giving out green cards to anyone who graduates from any college in America.

"You graduate from a college, I think you should get automatically as part of your diploma a green card to be able to stay in this country, and that includes junior colleges too," Trump told the All-In podcast. "We need brilliant people."