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John Oliver is hardly a libertarian, but his Last Week Tonight show on HBO regularly highlights how US citizens are royally screwed by Uncle Sam and his... [Read More]
Some people collect stamps, coins, or antique furniture. I collect stories of frivolous lawsuits. And some lawsuits definitely deserve that label, although they'll feel anything... [Read More]
The concept of retirement is relatively new. In your great-grandparents time, only those who had accumulated great wealth could afford to stop working as they... [Read More]
If you're an American, you have no constitutional right to privacy. And in the internet age, our need for privacy has waned. We routinely release... [Read More]
In one of his most memorable statements, former President Ronald Reagan said in his 1981 inaugural address, "Government is not the solution to our problem.... [Read More]
In the last 150 years, a previously unknown social concept has taken hold in the US and other wealthy countries: retirement. And just as we're... [Read More]
"If I know your phone number, I can track your whereabouts globally." I was shocked when I read that statement from security researcher Nick Petrillo... [Read More]
In the 30-plus years I've been in the publishing business, I've seen my share of "new countries." Some are scams, such as the Dominion of Melchizedek, which... [Read More]
A new batch of stolen data from an offshore services provider has now been released. Dubbed the "Paradise Papers," the leak consists of more than... [Read More]
Last month, researchers at Stanford University announced they had developed software that was able to accurately predict a person's sexual orientation. Drawing from photos on... [Read More]
I try to spend at least part of every year on the beach. Now that I live in the southwest, my go-to beach vacation spot... [Read More]
I'm a child of the 1960s and 1970s. I grew up in the era of the war in Vietnam, hippies, LSD, and "do your own... [Read More]
If you're familiar with the Star Trek spin-off television series, The Next Generation, starring Patrick Stewart, you know about the Borg. A highly advanced and aggressive... [Read More]
On or around October 2, the US federal government will shut down – again. The actual date could be a bit earlier or later, depending... [Read More]
President Trump and some of his aides are convinced that they are the victims of a conspiracy, an effort by what they call the Deep... [Read More]
When I was 11 years old, my parents took me to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Once we were there, I walked toward the edge... [Read More]
About a decade ago, the IRS started communicating with taxpayers by email. While the IRS never contacts taxpayers by email about their personal tax situation,... [Read More]
One of the realities of modern life is that government control over its citizens has become pervasive. Nowhere is that more true than in our... [Read More]
I almost feel sorry from Navinder Singh Sarao. If you don't recognize the name, you'll probably remember what he did. He's the UK-based trader accused... [Read More]
I might be the only writer on the offshore beat who isn't in love with Puerto Rico's tax incentives. Recently, a colleague of mine whom... [Read More]
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