The Texas Bullion Depository, a gold-backed bank that would allow depositors to store precious metals and bypass the Federal Reserve System, opened in Austin on July 13.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suffers from the same disease infecting all those on the board: the hubris that they really know what's best for the economy.

For the fiscal year through May, tax revenues of $217 billion were overwhelmed by government spending of $363 billion, creating a fiscal-year-to-date deficit of $146 billion.

Just one month after Seattle voted unanimously to pass a head tax on businesses such as Starbucks and Amazon, the City Council repealed it by a vote of 7-2, noting that the head tax (not surprisingly) hurts businesses.

With the Fed likely to raise overnight bank lending rates by one quarter of one percent on Wednesday, observers are increasingly concerned that those increases may throttle Trump’s roaring economy just as it’s beginning to hit its stride.

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