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A Branding Problem

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by posted in Politics.
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Actor/comedian Russell Brand has done what almost all actor/comedians eventually do, having turned momentarily from entertainment to express his opinions about politics. As you might expect, Brand is a committed leftist, railing against capitalism, “the rich,” and all the other

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Leftist Fanatics Responsible for Government Shutdown

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by posted in History, Law, Politics.
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Reprinted from George Reisman’s Blog In 2010, a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, without a single Republican vote, passed “ObamaCare” by a margin of 219 to 212. In a staggering act of misfeasance, hardly a single member had read, let alone


Reduce Poverty by Halting Quantitative Easing

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Uncategorized.

A new measure of the poverty rate in America puts the figure 3 million higher than the official count. It is estimated that 49.7 million, or 16 percent, of Americans can now be defined as living below the poverty level.

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The Death of Progressivism

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by posted in Philosophy, Politics.

The intellectual cornerstone of Progressivism, or general leftism, if it suits you, is dead. If you’ve heard the argument one time you’ve heard it a thousand times. It goes something like this: Republicans (or conservatives or libertarians, or general free


Google’s Green Energy Brag: $375 Million from Taxpayers (or more)

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 by posted in Economics, Environment, Politics, Regulation.
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Reprinted from MasterResource.org On September 13, 2013, Google announced that it had signed a contract to buy the entire output of the 239 MW Happy Herford “wind farm” that is being developed by Chermac Energy near Amarillo, Texas. The project is expected to begin

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The Noble Lie of Government Healthcare

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 by posted in Capitalism, Philosophy, Politics.
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“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” These words, spoken by U.S. President Barack Obama in various forms and iterations, have become a running joke amidst the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.


Ron Paul Left His Mark on Future Political Discourse

Friday, November 1st, 2013 by posted in Economics, Foreign Policy, Politics.
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Reprinted from the Middletown Press and Journal Back in the heat of the 2008 Republican primary, the candidate debate in South Carolina held a defining moment for the course of American politics. When then-Rep. Ron Paul was asked to clarify

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The Case for Optimism

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by posted in Foreign Policy, History, Politics.
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Reprinted from Antiwar.com We all get depressed, at some point or other: I’m sure even Pollyanna had her down moments. What’s troubling is that many anti-interventionists seem to be in a permanent state of depression: given the history of the past decade or

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Ethics of Euthanasia in Quebec

Monday, October 28th, 2013 by posted in Lifestyle, Philosophy, Politics, Uncategorized.
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There is a great debate occurring in Quebec over the ethics of assisted suicide. At least that’s what the press is calling it. Typically when a publication like The Globe and Mail discusses controversial subjects being tackled by politicians, the


And Then There’s You

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 by posted in History, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Uncategorized.
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When you’re a kid, you pretty much take for granted that the world is a coherent place, filled with rational individuals who know what they’re doing. Why not think the opposite you might ask? I mean, whenever you meet new


The Cost of Money Production Revisited

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Regulation.
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The United States is in the process of replacing its $100 bill. The Mint was supposed to bring a newly designed bill to the public in 2011, but several botched designs have delayed introduction. The latest mishap saw $3 billion printed but

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Whine and Cheese

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 by posted in Economics, Foreign Policy, Lifestyle, Politics, Regulation, Socialism, Trade.

First it was Canadian dairy producers who were upset with the proposed Canada-EU trade deal. Now it turns out Ontario’s wine producers are also riled up. The proposed deal will make it cheaper for many goods to trade across the

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The new France – taxes for all, jobs for none

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 by posted in Capitalism, Politics, Politique, Regulation, Socialism.

One in four French University graduates wants to leave the country for a better life. More than 70 percent of the French feel that taxes are “excessive” and 80 percent believe the country’s economic policy is “misguided” and “inefficient.” This

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Fifty Ways to Leave Leviathan

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 by and posted in Capitalism, Politics, Regulation.
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Reprinted from FEE.org State management of society is not only contrary to human liberty; it is also unworkable. It cannot achieve what it seeks to achieve, which is often all-round control of some sector of economic and social life. The

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Conservatism and the Debt Ceiling

Monday, October 14th, 2013 by posted in Law, Lifestyle, Philosophy, Politics.

I am not very good at self-identifying. When asked of my political affiliation, I waffle between libertarian, Rothbardian, or just straight out anarchist. Perhaps the best answer is “none.” Explaining the immoral nature of the state is too big of

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How the Fed Can End Washington’s Paralysis

Monday, October 14th, 2013 by posted in Capitalism, Economics, Politics.
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With the media abuzz about who is going to cave first in the “Great Washington Standoff of 2013” you would think there would be at least some outside the box thinking. Unfortunately, and as seems to be increasingly the case,


Shutting Down but Not Closing Up

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 by posted in Economics, Politics, Regulation.
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At the time of publication, the United States government is shut down. That does not mean the gears of the state have come to a thankful halt. Over three-quarters of Washington’s global hegemony remains fully functional. Tax dollars are still

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Who Are the Champions of the Common Man?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 by posted in History, Philosophy, Politics.
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Reprinted from Mises.org The media’s caricature of libertarians is a pendulum that swings from one extreme to another. One minute we’re grasping plutocrats, championing the privileged, and the next minute we’re losers living in our parents’ basements. Not long ago,

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Gender Parity and Sexism

Monday, October 7th, 2013 by posted in Philosophy, Politics, Regulation.

Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Canadian Supreme Court, has come out in favor of gender parity in the makeup of the Court. After the recent nomination of Marc Nadon to fill a vacant seat, McLachlin expressed the opinion that

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The State As An Attractor for Sociopaths

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 by posted in Law, Lifestyle, Philosophy, Politics.
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Reprinted from LewRockwell.com What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It’s not good at much else. -   Tom Clancy In the science of chaos, “attractors” are operational principles around which turbulence and apparent

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