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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 […]

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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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Is Lockheed Martin too big to fail?

By Against Crony Capitalism August 13, 2015   Is Lockheed Martin too big to fail?     No business, defense contractor, bank, car company or any other type of firm is “too big to fail.” In fact if anything the firms tagged with TBTF are already failing and that is why the taxpayer is forced […]


Japan Gets Ready for More Military Spending

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 7, 2015   Japan Gets Ready for More Military Spending   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been pressing for more military spending in Japan, in what critics claim is a violation of Japan’s so-called pacifist constitution. Foreign Policy reports: In January, the government of conservative Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo […]

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Federal govt says is needs 2 YEARS to list all its programs

By Against Crony Capitalism July 31, 2015   Federal govt says is needs 2 YEARS to list all its programs     If you don’t define it you can’t stop money from flowing to it. Which is the point. (From The Daily Caller)   Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. Car., said the federal government’s study of […]


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Greece Today, America Tomorrow?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute July 13, 2015     Greece Today, America Tomorrow?   The drama over Greece’s financial crisis continues to dominate the headlines. As this column is being written, a deal may have been reached providing Greece with yet another bailout if the Greek government adopts new “austerity” measures. The deal […]


Red Cross Holds a Press Conference In Haiti. It Doesn’t Go Well.

By Justin Elliott ProPublica June 15, 2015   Red Cross Holds a Press Conference In Haiti. It Doesn’t Go Well. Haitian reporters demand answers from the Red Cross but don’t get many.     Haitian journalists grilled an American Red Cross official Wednesday about the group’s Haiti program, but the official declined to provide any […]

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Looking east from the top of the Washington Monument, Federal Triangle is on the left, Smithsonian Buildings to their right, the mall ending at the Capitol Building in the distance. (Photo: George T/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

We’re Paying More Than Ever for Government to Regulate Us

By James Quarles The Daily Signal May 27, 2015   We’re Paying More Than Ever for Government to Regulate Us     Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., claims Americans are suffering from Stockholm syndrome, a condition in which hostages begin to have misplaced positive feelings toward their captors. The captors in this case are the federal […]


The Fed Considers a More Seasoned Approach

By Peter Schiff Euro Pacific Capital May 26, 2015   The Fed Considers a More Seasoned Approach   Just as the steady torrent of awful economic data, which began in the First Quarter and continued well into April and May, had forced many market analysts to grudgingly concede that 2015 would not see the robust […]

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