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Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe—Conservatism

By James Ostrowski LewRockwell.com January 31, 2016   Progressivism’s Vanquished Foe – Conservatism     Note: This is an excerpt from Progressivism: A Primer on the Idea Destroying America (2014).  After Progressivism replaced liberalism as America’s dominant ideology, liberals faded from the scene and, like the cheetah, almost went extinct.  From 1900 through 1960, as the […]

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The TEA (Taxed Enough Already) is supposed to be about smaller government, not social issues.

Republicans aren’t even pretending they care about cutting spending anymore

By Against Crony Capitalism January 19, 2016   Republicans aren’t even pretending they care about cutting spending anymore     It is a refrain we will continue to repeat. Government, though necessary in a very limited sense, should be much much smaller than it is today for any number of reasons. But particularly because government […]


7 unbelievable ways the government wasted your money in 2015

By Against Crony Capitalism January 5, 2015   7 unbelievable ways the government wasted your money in 2015     Top o’ the list? The F-35 joint strike fighter. This is one of the areas where conservatives need to come to terms with reality. Often “defense” is just a big, giant, massive works program for […]

I’ll will say one thing for the F-35. It looks cool.

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What Are The Chances For Peace in 2016?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute December 30, 2015     What Are The Chances For Peace in 2016?   Each year more than one trillion dollars goes up in smoke. More accurately, it is stolen from the middle and working classes and shipped off to the one percent. I am talking about the massive […]


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America’s Middle Class Is an Endangered Species

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners December 11, 2015   America’s Middle Class Is an Endangered Species     PARIS – Why does no one challenge the Deep State? In this era of business-suit machismo, why does no presidential candidate propose kicking the biggest, softest butts – the ones that most need kicking? We imagine […]


The Good Ol’ Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent

By Andrew Syrios Mises.org November 25, 2015    The Good Ol’ Days: When Tax Rates Were 90 Percent   It’s quite interesting indeed when both progressives and conservatives seem to be nostalgic for those good ol’ days in the 1950s, for different reasons, of course. Conservatives want to go back to the nuclear Leave It to […]

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No, the Military Has Not Withered Away Under Obama

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org November 17, 2015   No, the Military Has Not Withered Away Under Obama   It is common to see articles and columns in the Conservative media claiming that President Obama is engaging in “historic defense cuts.” There are claims that not in decades has the military ever endured such budget slashing. “Romney […]


Debt Ceiling Debate: Don’t Mention Warfare/Welfare State!

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute October 19, 2015     Debt Ceiling Debate: Don’t Mention Warfare/Welfare State!   The US Treasury’s recent announcement that the government will reach the debt ceiling on November 3 means Congress will soon be debating raising the government’s borrowing limit again. Any delay in, or opposition to, raising the debt ceiling […]

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Sanders and His Followers Are Not Outliers

By Jeff Deist Mises.org October 16, 2015   Sanders and His Followers Are Not Outliers   Depending on one’s point of view, Bernie Sanders either held his own or boosted his chances against perceived front-runner Hillary Clinton in Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate. His message clearly resonated with the live audience, particularly his statements […]


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The Military Gravy Train: Full Speed Ahead

By Andrew Syrios Mises.org September 30, 2015   The Military Gravy Train: Full Speed Ahead   There’s something very odd about the United States military that makes many of the most budget-hawkish fiscal conservatives turn into starry-eyed, big government welfare pushers. The hypocrisy is breathtaking; at the same time as many conservatives are talking about “America’s […]


Congress and the Fed Refuse to Learn From Their Mistakes

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute September 28, 2015     Congress and the Fed Refuse to Learn From Their Mistakes   This month marks the seventh anniversary of the bursting of the housing bubble and the subsequent economic meltdown. The mood in Congress following the meltdown resembled the panicked atmosphere that followed the September 11th […]

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Congress Fiddles While the Economy Burns

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute September 14, 2015     Congress Fiddles While the Economy Burns   Reports that the official unemployment rate has fallen to 5.1 percent may appear to vindicate the policies of easy money, corporate bailouts, and increased government spending. However, even the mainstream media has acknowledged that the official numbers […]


College Towns Join the Mania: The Skyscraper Curse in Auburn

By Mark Thornton Mises.org September 2, 2015   College Towns Join the Mania: The Skyscraper Curse in Auburn   The “Skyscraper Curse” describes the eerie connection between record-breaking skyscrapers and global economic crises. There are no true skyscrapers being built in Auburn, Alabama, home of Auburn University. But, there has been a great deal of building big […]

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