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The Next Recession Looms Large

Midnight in America

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital November 10, 2016   Midnight in America   Stunned political analysts are missing the most plausible argument explaining Donald Trump’s unexpected victory. The misreading of the American electorate stems from the political class’ acceptance of mistaken (and increasingly insane) economic dogma that has arisen over the past generation. Based on their flawed understanding of economics, the pundits could […]


The Pentagon is just another bloated government agency

By Against Crony Capitalism October 18, 2016   The Pentagon is just another bloated government agency     This is the truth and sometimes it’s one that it is hard for “conservatives” to come to terms with. The Pentagon is filled to the gills with waste and inefficiency, it is big government. The military and […]

The Pentagon is just another bloated government agency

Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?

Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute August 29, 2016   Why Do Americans Have Such High Incomes and So Little Savings?   Americans have more disposable income than nearly every other country on earth. The few exceptions include a handful of northern Western European states and some small city states like Monaco. Even when accounting for government […]


The Real Existential Threats of 2016

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com August 18, 2016   The Real Existential Threats of 2016     On Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items – Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense – rising, and GDP growing […]

Senators: Americans “Deserve Answers” About Justice Department’s Expanded Hacking Authority

Brazil's Olympics: Cronies Feast while the People Starve

Brazil’s Olympics: Cronies Feast while the People Starve

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 9, 2016   Brazil’s Olympics: Cronies Feast while the People Starve   For this year’s Summer Olympics in Rio, the Brazilian government spent $4.6 billion — that’s a conservative estimate that covers facilities used for sports only. When we include all other related expenses, the total comes to $12 billion. To […]


What The Swiss Can Teach New York City

By Eric Margolis LewRockwell.com June 3, 2016   What The Swiss Can Teach New York City     NEW YORK CITY – America is falling apart.  Anyone who travels in this great land knows it. This great city is crumbling.  I’m scared to take the underwater tunnels to Long Island or New Jersey. Our local […]

What The Swiss Can Teach New York City

Lew Rockwell

Keynes Must Die

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. LewRockwell.com May 23, 2016   Keynes Must Die       In 2012, Barack Obama warned that the United States would fall into a depression if Ron Paul’s plan to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget were enacted. Wait, I beg your pardon. It wasn’t Obama who warned that budget […]


Sound Money and Fiscal Policy 2

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center April 11, 2016   Sound Money and Fiscal Policy     The week before last marked my first time attending the Austrian Economics Research Conference, an annual meeting of economists of the Austrian School hosted by the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, AL. While many of the presentations […]

Sound Money and Fiscal Policy

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Beltway Conservative Budget Plans Are Big Spending and Anti-Liberty

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 21, 2016 Beltway Conservative Budget Plans Are Big Spending and Anti-Liberty   According to a recent poll, 73 percent of all Americans oppose increases in federal spending. Since this anti-government spending sentiment is a major reason Republicans control the House and Senate, one would expect the Republican Congress […]


What No One in the Media Has Asked the Candidates About War

By David Swanson Washington’s Blog March 17, 2016   What No One in the Media Has Asked the Candidates About War     If you can get presidential candidates in the Democratic or Republican parties to answer any of these, please let me know. 1. President Obama’s 2017 budget proposal, according to the National Priorities Project, […]

What No One in the Media Has Asked the Candidates About War

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Outside spending for 2016 election cycle hits $200m

By Alex Glorioso OpenSecrets.org February 15, 2016   Outside spending for 2016 hits $200m   This election cycle is flush with outside spending. As of today, super PACs, social welfare 501(c)(4) groups, trade associations, unions, parties and others (corporations, individuals etc) have spent $203.4 million this cycle. By this time in 2014, they’d spent less […]


Why Drafting Women Is a Terrible Idea

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org February 15, 2016   Why Drafting Women Is a Terrible Idea   During last Saturday’s GOP presidential debate, the candidates were asked if they would support mandatory registration for women with the Selective Service System now that women are allowed combat positions in the US military. The Selective Service, of course, is […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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