So, it’s not going to be a daily feature on the site. Life got in the way too much this past week.

Some crazy news today in the conservative media world. Andrew Breitbart died at the age of 43 a little after midnight last night. I was not a gigantic fan of Breitbart’s. I had become a little annoyed with his feud with Glenn Beck and only recently began to read Breitbart’s sites again. Breitbart was an important force in conservative media. I had the pleasure of seeing him speak this past year at Right Online. He was brilliant, passionate, and hilarious. Conservatives lost a patriot and a fighter and he will be missed.

The sickness of some people’s response from the left is not surprising. Shocking tweets attacking Breitbart were seen across Twitter today. The Daily Kos had a post calling for Westboro Baptist Church losers to protest Breitbart’s funeral.

In other shocking news Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio released the results of his Obama Birth Certificate probe today. There is probable cause that the birth certificate is a forgery.

No worries for Israel, Iran Deputy Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said, “Iran’s warriors are ready and willing to wipe Israel off the map.” Oh, wait….

Another green energy debacle. A123 Systems lost $390.1 million in federal and state subsidies. They laid off 125 employees and had a net lost of $172 million in the first three quarters of 2011.

Another interesting new conservative film coming out is Monumental and it is being done by Kirk Cameron, the former Growing Pains actor. If you haven’t seen Act of Valor yet, you must!

Here is the trailer for Monumental.

The official website is here.

A great economics book you must read!

ISBN: 978-1-118-00457-9

I think this may be the most important economics book of our current time. I found out about John Mauldin from a friend (an interesting “blue-collar” fellow who became a millionaire by investing, it is what happens when you read and don’t waste your time drooling in front of a TV or computer).

Endgame is split into two parts. Part one is “The End of the Debt Supercycle.” In my opinion it is the most consumable and understandable explanation of macroeconomics that anyone could ever read. Mauldin makes for a better teacher than any professor I ever had in college. To think, this education only cost $27.95. The basic concept behind the debt supercycle is that many countries have spent way more than they can afford and that this has consequences, Mauldin terms it “endgame.” Yes, it is as ominous as it sounds. Part two of the book is a mini-world tour of all of the countries that are staring at “endgame.” Mauldin goes through the United States (oh, man are we in trouble), the European periphery, Eastern Europe, Japan (“a bug in search of a windshield”), the United Kingdom, and Australia. I hope you have your seat belt on because the ride ahead is going to get be a little bumpy.

The beauty in this book is how Mauldin is able to write a non-partisan analysis. Even the most partisan of people will finish this book because it doesn’t take a political side. Mauldin’s “side” is on educating and asking people to do what is right. The reality is, the medicine may be worse than the disease, and no politician or the average voter they represent wants to hear this. I highly encourage you to pick up this book if you want to know what is going on in the world economy today.


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