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The Republicans trying to take billions from taxpayers to expand the military (even more) are not conservatives. Sorry.

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism March 26, 2015   The Republicans trying to take billions from taxpayers to expand the military (even more) are not conservatives. Sorry.     I didn’t need to see the ridiculousness of this past week to know that the GOP can’t be trusted to reduce spending. But the current […]


Boehner to “go big government” yet again, Wants to spend tens of billions without commensurate cuts

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism March 23, 2015   Boehner to “go big government” yet again, Wants to spend tens of billions without commensurate cuts     A couple of weeks ago we reported that John Boehner was being backed by House Democrats in the face of a rumored leadership coup effort spurred by […]

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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 […]


How Economic Aggregation Hides the Problems of Interventionism

By Gary Galles Mises.org February 8, 2015   How Economic Aggregation Hides the Problems of Interventionism   I was going through the textbook for my economics principles course recently, thinking about how I could better reconcile the fact that since only individuals choose, the logic of economics is about individual choices facing the fact of […]

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U.S. Army General John F. Campbell speaks Dec 8, 2014 at North Kabul Afghanistan International Airport, Afghanistan. (Photo: ResoluteSupportMedia/flickr/public domain)

Classified: US Military Imposes ‘Startling’ Blackout On Key Details Of War In Afghanistan

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams January 31, 2015   Classified: US Military Imposes ‘Startling’ Blackout On Key Details Of War In Afghanistan ‘It’s not just a particular fact or figure that’s being classified, but whole categories of previously public information.’ In an unprecedented blackout, top U.S. military officials have quietly classified key information about how […]


Study: “Anonymous” Credit Card Data Is Actually Completely Identifiable

By Kate Cox Consumerist January 30, 2015   Study: “Anonymous” Credit Card Data Is Actually Completely Identifiable     We all kind of know that credit card data isn’t terribly secure, and that the payment information is likely to get swiped eventually. But that information is all theoretically anonymous. Without a name, address, or ZIP […]

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