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Forced Blood Draws, DNA Collection and Biometric Scans: What Country Is This?

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute February 24, 2015   Forced Blood Draws, DNA Collection and Biometric Scans: What Country Is This?     “The Fourth Amendment was designed to stand between us and arbitrary governmental authority. For all practical purposes, that shield has been shattered, leaving our liberty and personal integrity subject to the […]

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There’s No Political Freedom Without Economic Freedom

By Patrick Barron Mises.org February 23, 2015   There’s No Political Freedom Without Economic Freedom   Can we have political liberty without first having economic freedom? Is the form of government predetermined by the form of economic organization? At first blush the opposite would seem to be self-evident, i.e., that our form of government determines […]


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Foreign Government Gifts to Clinton Foundation on the Rise ($10-$25 million from Saudi Arabia since 1999?)

By Against Crony Capitalism February 18, 2015   Foreign Government Gifts to Clinton Foundation on the Rise ($10-$25 million from Saudi Arabia since 1999?)     How on earth can this be considered kosher? There is the very real possibility (I hate to say it) that Ms. Clinton will soon be the president of the […]


Andrew Napolitano: IRS Commissioner Apologizing for Seizing Bank Accounts Is Not Enough

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute February 16, 2015   Andrew Napolitano: IRS Commissioner Apologizing for Seizing Bank Accounts Is Not Enough   Judge Andrew Napolitano, speaking with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, explained that United States Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen‘s apology last week regarding the US government routinely seizing bank accounts based […]

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Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute February 16, 2015   Creepy, Calculating and Controlling: All the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You     “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 None of us are […]


‘The narrowing of opportunity in modern America’ (And the rise of the “mandarin” class)

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism February 16, 2015   ‘The narrowing of opportunity in modern America’ (And the rise of the “mandarin” class)     I don’t say this very often, but I highly encourage everyone reading this post to read the attached article. It offers a great window into a world in which […]

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The Paratroopers of Crony Capitalism (Good piece from the AFL-CIO president, seriously)

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism February 12, 2015   The Paratroopers of Crony Capitalism (Good piece from the AFL-CIO president, seriously)     Strange things happen occasionally. Frogs rain from the sky, ships disappear without a trace in the Bermuda Triangle, rivers flow backward, a union president pens a good article protesting a crony […]

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Government Loans: Risky Business for Taxpayers

By Matt Battaglioli Mises.org February 11, 2015   Government Loans: Risky Business for Taxpayers   Obtaining a loan from the government now seems perfectly normal to most Americans, be the loans for education, business, healthcare, or whatever else. Examples include Small Business Administration loans, where a potential business owner goes to the government to get […]