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Health Insurance Is Illegal

By Warren C. Gibson Foundation for Economic Education May 28, 2015   Health Insurance Is Illegal It is a crime to buy or sell a real health care plan     Health insurance is a crime. No, I’m not using a metaphor. I’m not saying it’s a mess, though it certainly is that. I’m saying […]

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Ex-Im Misrepresents Subsidies to Prominent Billionaire

Commentary by Diane Katz The Daily Signal May 1, 2015   Ex-Im Misrepresents Subsidies to Prominent Billionaire     The chairman of the government’s Export-Import Bank has repeatedly mischaracterized several deals that have benefited billionaire Elon Musk. These misrepresentations, among other mismanagement and dysfunction within Ex-Im, reinforce the case for ending the crony bank. In […]


California’s Water Problem

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com April 28, 2015   California’s Water Problem   Californians are experiencing their third year of drought. Headlines read: “Current California Drought Is Driest In State’s History; Scientists Fear ‘Megadroughts’ On Their Way.” “Global Warming Upped Heat Driving California’s Drought.” Then there are scientific claims such as, “There’s a rapidly growing […]

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How the U.S. Export-Import Bank Taxes Manufacturers, Workers

By Against Crony Capitalism March 19, 2015   How the U.S. Export-Import Bank Taxes Manufacturers, Workers     The Import-Export Bank is classic crony capitalism. It is corporate welfare. It subsidizes giant American companies and their partners overseas at the expense of the US taxpayer which is on the hook if the loans default. It […]

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Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Congress

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute   Ten New Year’s Resolutions for Congress   Since New Year’s is traditionally a time for resolutions, and since the new Congress convenes this week, I thought I would suggest some New Year’s resolutions for Congress: 1) Bring the troops home — Congress should take the first, and most important, […]


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Hollywood and the State: A Longtime Partnership

Source: https://mises.org By Salmaan A. Khan Hollywood and the State: A Longtime Partnership   It shouldn’t come as a surprise if you’ve felt the slight sting of “patriotic duty” invoked during this current wave of big-budget sci-fi action thrillers. Whether it’s a fleet of Naval destroyers battling an alien-robot invasion (of Transformers), or an F-16 […]


Spending and Morality

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com By Walter E. Williams July 8, 2014 Spending and Morality   During last year’s budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, “We don’t have a spending problem.” When Boehner responded with “But, Mr. President, we have a very serious spending problem,” Obama replied, “I’m getting tired of hearing you […]

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New Farm Bill Forbids Disclosure of Which Companies Receive Federal Crop Insurance

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino New Farm Bill Forbids Disclosure of Which Companies Receive Federal Crop Insurance   We want taxpayer money but we DON”T want the taxpayers to know who got their money. Better to leave that secret Mr/ and Ms. Congressperson (who we gave money to.) We wouldn’t want consumers to get […]

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Should the NFL be allowed to continue its tax exempt status?

  Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Editor Should the NFL be allowed to continue its tax exempt status?     Senator Coburn is looking into whether the NFL should remain tax exempt. As we have said before sports is particularly rife with crony capitalism because people take leave of their senses when it comes to “their team.” […]