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Are Illinois & Puerto Rico Our Future?

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com June 27, 2017   Are Illinois & Puerto Rico Our Future?   If Gov. Bruce Rauner and his legislature in Springfield do not put a budget together by Friday, the Land of Lincoln will be the first state in the Union to see its debt plunge into junk-bond status. Illinois has […]

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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 […]


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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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 […]


For Immigration Answers, Look to Liberty

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute August 24, 2015     For Immigration Answers, Look to Liberty   What should be done with the estimated 15 million people living in the United States without the legal right to be here? It seems most politicians and many Americans come down on one or the other extreme. […]

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The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide of the Roman Empire

By Lawrence W. Reed and Marc Hyden Foundation for Economic Education August 18, 2015   The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide of the Roman Empire The Bailout State Is as Old as Rome   (Image from Shutterstock)   More than 2,000 years before America’s bailouts and entitlement programs, the ancient Romans experimented with similar schemes. The Roman […]


When Work Is Punished: The Ongoing Tragedy Of America’s Welfare State

By Against Crony Capitalism August 10, 2015   When Work Is Punished: The Ongoing Tragedy Of America’s Welfare State     What is the “welfare cliff?” Why is it important? (From Zerohedge) a large magnitude of support. The potential sum of welfare benefits can reach $47,894 annually for single-parent households and $41,237 for two-parent households. […]


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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 […]


Ron Paul: Welfare for the One Percent

By Against Crony Capitalism June 15, 2015   Ron Paul: Welfare for the One Percent       This month Congress will consider whether to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank). Ex-Im Bank is a New Deal-era federal program that uses taxpayer funds to subsidize the exports of American businesses. Foreign businesses, […]

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Ending Vaccination Mandate Exemptions in Australia and the US

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute April 14, 2015   Ending Vaccination Mandate Exemptions in Australia and the US     Under a new government policy announced by Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott, many Australian families are respectively facing the denial of thousands of dollars in welfare and tax benefits over a year’s time because […]


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‘Two Percent Inflation’ and The Fed’s Current Mandate 1

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 28, 2015     ‘Two Percent Inflation’ and The Fed’s Current Mandate   Over the last 100 years the Fed has had many mandates and policy changes in its pursuit of becoming the chief central economic planner for the United States. Not only has it pursued this utopian […]


Inner City Turmoil and Other Crises: My Predictions for 2015

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute   Inner City Turmoil and Other Crises: My Predictions for 2015   If Americans were honest with themselves they would acknowledge that the Republic is no more. We now live in a police state. If we do not recognize and resist this development, freedom and prosperity for all Americans […]

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Wal-Mart

The 2.6 Billion Dollar Welfare Payment That The U.S. Government Gives To Wal-Mart

By Michael Snyder Economic Collapse Blog   The 2.6 Billion Dollar Welfare Payment That The U.S. Government Gives To Wal-Mart   Should the federal government be spending billions of dollars to pump up Wal-Mart’s profits?  I know that question sounds really bizarre, but unfortunately this is essentially what is happening.  Because Wal-Mart does not pay […]


All I Want for Christmas is a (Real) Government Shutdown

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute     All I Want for Christmas is a (Real) Government Shutdown   The political class breathed a sigh of relief Saturday when the US Senate averted a government shutdown by passing the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. This year’s omnibus resembles omnibuses of Christmas past in that it […]

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