Comedian fined $35k for offensive joke

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity.

Canadian Comedian fined $35,000 for joke


A Canadian comedian must pay $35,000 to a disabled man he made fun[...]
  • Simon Black
  • December 6, 2019
  • Gros Islet

Gold has outperformed the stock market over the last year

For more than a year, I’ve been strongly encouraging readers to consider buying gold.

In fact, almost exactly one year ago to the day, I wrote that gold was cheap relative to just about every other asset class in the world.

Since then, gold has been one of[...]
  • Simon Black
  • December 4, 2019
  • En route to Saint Lucia

How Robert De Niro ended up with three passports

Most people might be surprised to learn that Robert De Niro has more passports than he has Academy Awards.

Come to think of it… most people probably have more passports (one), than they have Academy Awards (zero).

But De Niro has two Oscars: the first for playing Vito[...]
  • Simon Black
  • December 2, 2019
  • San Juan

British government to decide how children can decorate their bedrooms

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, your finances, and your prosperity.

Crackdown on homeschooling coming across Great Britain


A few weeks ago we talked about how the Labour Party in[...]
  • Simon Black
  • November 29, 2019
  • Bahia Beach

Why Elizabeth Warren wants you to be poor

Late last week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos gave away nearly $100 million to more than a dozen charities across the United States.

It would take the average person more than 1,000 centuries to accumulate that much money. Yet Bezos gave it away in a single day.

And it’s[...]
  • Simon Black
  • November 26, 2019
  • Bahia Beach

How Elon Musk obtained TWO additional passports (and you can too)

Elon Musk is one of the most famous entrepreneurs in the world. But if he hadn’t been able to make his way to Silicon Valley as a young man, it’s possible that you would have never heard of him.

Musk was born and raised in South Africa. And while[...]
  • Simon Black
  • November 25, 2019
  • San Juan