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Economic ignorance and union influence will force Scranton, Pennsylvania, into Chapter 9 bankruptcy. 

The Heritage Foundation tracks the continuing decline in economic freedom of the United States, placing it now just behind Estonia and just ahead of Bahrain.

The free market continues to stay at least one step ahead of the regulators, this time with incandescent light bulbs.

The Washington Post, one of the premier mouthpieces for the establishment, is facing a tsunami of criticism and calls for full disclosure after the newspaper’s new owner, Amazon CEO and Bilderberg luminary Jeff Bezos, secured a $600 million contract with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for “cloud” services. According to critics, the Washington Post boss’s CIA ties represent a serious conflict of interest that, under basic ethical standards in journalism, must be disclosed to readers — at least whenever the paper is reporting on the “intelligence community” and its activities. So far, however, the Post has not publicly announced whether or not it will acknowledge what analysts say is a cut-and-dry conflict of interest.

Since 2007, private-sector employment has declined in almost all states, leaving government with an ever-larger share of the labor force, according to a new study.

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