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Free Trade versus “Free Trade”

By Peter G. Klein Mises Institute January 24, 2017   Free Trade versus “Free Trade”   NPR featured an unintentionally funny piece this morning on Donald Trump’s views toward the EU and free trade. The guest, former US ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner, rightfully criticized the president’s view that “protection will lead to great prosperity and […]

Free Trade versus "Free Trade"

The DEA: A Good Place to Cut the Federal Budget

The DEA: A Good Place to Cut the Federal Budget

By Alice Salles Mises Institute January 23, 2017   The DEA: A Good Place to Cut the Federal Budget   The US government’s efforts against illicit drugs have finally run their course. With over one trillion dollars wasted over the past several decades and nothing to show but failure, taxpayers are beginning to ask a simple yet […]


Nothing Is Real: When Reality TV Programming Masquerades as Politics

Nothing Is Real: When Reality TV Programming Masquerades as Politics

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute January 19, 2017   Nothing Is Real: When Reality TV Programming Masquerades as Politics   “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become […]


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Truth and Consequences

By Karen Kwiatkowski LewRockwell.com January 19, 2017   Truth and Consequences   The ground shifted in Washington and elsewhere with the news that Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence had been commuted in the outgoing president’s spasmodic burst of compassion. The head of an entrenched foreign policy characterized by equal parts force, arrogance and ignorance commuted the […]


What Republicans Miss About Healthcare Reform

By Tho Bishop Mises Institute January 19, 2017   What Republicans Miss About Healthcare Reform   Healthcare reform is back in the news as the Republican House and Senate have begun the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act. While Republicans have been able to consistently communicate the obvious problems with Obamacare, few have been able to articulate […]

What Republicans Miss About Healthcare Reform

Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

By Hunter Lewis Against Crony Capitalism January 13, 2017   Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism These are opposites, not similars.     In my last post, I made light of British columnist George Monbiot’s absurd charge that today’s free market economists and libertarians are part of an establishment crony capitalist system. A “progressive” friend of mine […]


The Coming Famine

By Jack Perry LewRockwell.com January 13, 2017   The Coming Famine     I’ve gotten a couple emails from people who have asked me what I think the “end game” is in regards to Russia. And, indeed, the government is going into extra innings with this whole Russia vilification project. This is worse than someone who […]

The Coming Famine

Nothing Is Real: When Reality TV Programming Masquerades as Politics

We All Lose: The Obama Legacy and What It Means for a Trump Presidency

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute January 13, 2017   We All Lose: Obama’s Legacy and What It Means for a Trump Presidency   Let’s talk about President Obama’s legacy, shall we? This was a candidate who was ushered into office promising hope and change, pledging to put an end to the endless wars […]


Chicago, New York in Worst Financial Shape Among Large US Cities

By Against Crony Capitalism January 11, 2017   Chicago, New York in Worst Financial Shape Among Large US Cities     (From The Financial Times)   Chicago and New York rank at the bottom of a new analysis of fiscal strength based primarily on data from 2015 financial reports issued by the cities themselves. The […]

Chicago, New York in Worst Financial Shape Among Large US Cities

Climate Change: The Government’s Best Revenue Stream Since War and Taxes

Climate Change: The Government’s Best Revenue Stream Since War and Taxes

By Daisy Luther DaisyLuther.com January 7, 2017   Climate Change: The Government’s Best Revenue Stream Since War and Taxes     No one knows how to profit from scaring the pants off of people quite like the government. And they don’t even need an actual threat to make it happen. Take “climate change” and “global warming” […]


Very Powerful People in the U.S. Government Want War – This is Their Sales Pitch

By Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg January 6, 2017   Very Powerful People in the U.S. Government Want War – This is Their Sales Pitch     The rising hysteria about Russia is best understood as fulfilling two needs for Official Washington: the Military Industrial Complex’s transitioning from the “war on terror” to a more lucrative […]

Very Powerful People in the U.S. Government Want War – This is Their Sales Pitch

When city retirement pays better than the job (Welcome to California)

When city retirement pays better than the job (Welcome to California)

By Against Crony Capitalism January 4, 2017   When city retirement pays better than the job (Welcome to California)   And pensions.   Sorry but the private sector pays for the public sector. The government exists to serve the citizenry not the other way around. Government should be small and it should be inexpensive. However, […]


Good News: Washington Frozen Out of Syria Peace Plan

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 2, 2017   Good News: Washington Frozen Out of Syria Peace Plan   As the US mainstream media obsessed last week about Russia’s supposed “hacking” of the US elections and President Obama’s final round of Russia sanctions in response, something very important was taking place under the media […]

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