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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 […]

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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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]