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Lack of Police Accountability Shows the “Social Contract” Isn’t Working

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute March 1, 2018   Lack of Police Accountability Shows the “Social Contract” Isn’t Working   Listen to Ryan McMaken’s commentary on the Radio Rothbard podcast. In the wake of the Florida school shooting earlier this month, Broward County police deputies are being accused of hiding outside the school while students were being […]

Lack of Police Accountability Shows the "Social Contract" Isn't Working

HHS Sec. Tom Price is out at the White House, as he should be

HHS Sec. Tom Price is out at the White House, as he should be

By Against Crony Capitalism September 29, 2017   HHS Sec. Tom Price is out at the White House, as he should be     Another Friday afternoon, another White House axing. If you’re on the taxpayer dime remember that. Travel accordingly. Treat the taxpayers with respect. (From CNBC)   Tom Price, secretary of the U.S. Health […]


Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute June 10, 2017   Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax   When you’re a government agency, asking for a tax increase is always a hassle. For the most part, taxpayers don’t like taxes, and if asked if they want to pay more, they’re likely to often say “no.” Moreover, when public […]

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

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Sheer Lunacy on Campus

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com May 17, 2017   Sheer Lunacy on Campus   Parents, taxpayers and donors have little idea of the levels of lunacy, evil and lawlessness that have become features of many of today’s institutions of higher learning. Parents, taxpayers and donors who ignore or are too lazy to find out what […]


340B Crony Capitalism Makes Cancer Treatment More Expensive

By Against Crony Capitalism May 4, 2017   340B Crony Capitalism Makes Cancer Treatment More Expensive     This is the sort of crony capitalism that goes on every day but resides in the deep shadows of hospital bureaucracy and government reimbursements. It is balance sheet crony capitalism, cloaked in paperwork and nonsensical numbers only […]

340B Crony Capitalism Makes Cancer Treatment More Expensive

Audit the Pentagon

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute April 6, 2017   Audit the Pentagon   One of the benefits of being an extremely powerful lobby in Washington is the ability to live off the taxpayers without ever having to tell the taxpayers what you they with their money. This includes two of the most powerful lobbies in DC: […]


Cut, Don’t Reform, Taxes

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute February 6, 2017   Cut, Don’t Reform, Taxes   Many Americans who have wrestled with a 1040 form, or who have paid someone to prepare their taxes, no doubt cheered the news that Congress will soon resume working on tax reform. However taxpayers should temper their enthusiasm because, even […]

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Illinois Enters the Death Spiral

Illinois Enters the Death Spiral

By Daniel J. Mitchell Foundation for Economic Education December 28, 2016   Illinois Enters the Death Spiral     There’s a somewhat famous quote from Adam Smith (“there is a great deal of ruin in a nation“) about the ability of a country to survive and withstand lots of bad public policy. I’ve tried to […]


What if only taxpayers voted?

What if only taxpayers voted? (Interesting Graphic)

By Against Crony Capitalism August 29, 2016   What if only taxpayers voted?   This map was originally posted by CNN and reflects 2012 exit polling. Though it doesn’t say it appears that “taxpayers” in this case means federal tax payers. Obviously those who don’t pay federal taxes, or even state income taxes pay sales […]


Brexit-Beleaguered Bankers Back to Begging for Bailouts!

By David Haggith The Great Recession Blog July 12, 2016   Brexit-Beleaguered Bankers Back to Begging for Bailouts!     Nothing is more shameless in a bedazzling sort of way than rich banksters standing on the public curb with their hands out. First, we had the admission this past week by a major French bank that Italian banks […]

Brexit-Beleaguered Bankers Back to Begging for Bailouts!

Restructuring the National Debt

Restructuring the National Debt

By Peter G. Klein Mises.org May 10, 2016   Restructuring the National Debt   US presidential candidate Donald Trump made more waves yesterday by suggesting he might attempt to reduce the US national debt by renegotiating with creditors. “Such remarks by a major presidential candidate,” intoned the New York Times solemnly, “have no modern precedent. The […]