Why our financial future is still at risk, according to Alan Greenspan — and how to protect yourself

Alan Greenspan shared some surprising thoughts about the direction of the economy with the Economic Club of New York.

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Bitcoin Exchanges Can Go Mainstream, if We're Strategic Enough to Pull it Off

Over 80 Bitcoin early adopters gathered at 55 Wall Street on Tuesday night to chart the future of currency.
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See Which Currency Has Absolutely Skyrocketed Over the Last Two Days

Are you feeling lucky enough to buy in?
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Social Security Crash Explained In 4 Simple Steps

How did Social Security go from a projected self-funded system in 1935 to a $23 trillion hole?
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Mic Check: How One Journalist Toppled the NSA’s House Of Cards

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring my take on the world's top news and some of the best links from around the web.
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If You Liked the Great Recession, You'll Love Ben Bernanke's New Plans

Albert Einstein used to say, insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Under this definition, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke is insane.

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Ben Bernanke: Is He Caving to the GOP On Fiscal Policy?

Liberal economist Paul Krugman has accused Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke of caving to his critics. But does the charge hold water?
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Top 4 Picks to Replace Ben Bernanke as Chairperson Of the Federal Reserve

Rumors have begun to emerge of a changing of the guard at one of the most secretive institutions in the world. No, it is not more Vatican intrigue; it is a question of leadership at the Fed.

End of the World Countdown: 10 Reasons Why the World Should End on Friday

If you follow the daily news cycle, it is predominantly one of death, destruction and suffering. Here are the 10 signs that the world is indeed coming to an end.
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Fiscal Cliff 2013: Even Dogs Know Higher Taxes Won't Work

It's time for a deal; even dogs are getting into the act to try to encourage Washington to do something.
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Fiscal Cliff Definition: What is This Wacky New Word and Where Did it Come From?

Much of the credit for the fiscal cliff echo chamber goes to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Here's the origin of the term.

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Ron Paul: America Will Go Over the Fiscal Cliff, Question is "How We Will Land"

Should current policies prevail, with no major shift to a smaller government which emphasizes economic liberty and private savings, that landing will be quite hard.
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Paul Ryan VP Debate: Ayn Rand, the Woman Behind the Paul Ryan Philosophy

As Paul Ryan gears up for tonight's vice presidential debate, a look at the ideology and ideas behind Ayn Rand, the woman who he credits as "the reason I got involved in public service."
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Paul Ryan Divides New York Times Columnists Paul Krugman and David Brooks

Krugman is wrong, Brooks right about the 2012 presumptive vice presidential nominee.
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Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand: Why the New VP is Not As Free Market As We Think

Paul Ryan may be enamored with Ayn Rand's thrillingly capitalist rhetoric, but his voting record tells another story.
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Paul Ryan VP 2012: Buzz Growing as Romney Decision Nears

As the discussion over who Romney will pick as his VP heats up, what is the likelihood of a Romney/Paul Ryan ticket? What would the Ayn Rand disciple and 'Ryan Plan' creator as VP really mean?

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Bank Bailouts: Why Barack Obama Very Much is a Socialist

Many conservatives say Barack Obama is a socialist. They're right, but for the wrong reasons.