Monthly Archives: February 2019

A Response to Daniel McCarthy’s “Why Libertarians are Wrong”

Daniel McCarthy, editor of Modern Age and editor at large for The American Conservative, recently published an essay on the Spectator USA site titled “Why Libertarians are Wrong.” It merits a Source: A Response to Daniel McCarthy’s “Why Libertarians are Wrong”






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Why Socialism (And/Or Big Government) Sucks In One Simple Chart

Blue lines = prices subject to free market forces. Red lines = prices subject to regulatory capture by government. Conclusion: remind me why socialism is so great again. Source: Why Socialism (And/Or Big Government) Sucks In One Simple Chart






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The Income Tax: Still the Root of All Evil

In his 1954 book, “The Income Tax: Root of All Evil,” Frank Chodorov showed how the abrogation of citizens’ property rights by the income tax leads to the expansion of government far beyond reason Source: The Income Tax: Still the … Continue reading






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Green is the Guise and Disguise of the New Socialism – LRC Blog

Two socialists lead the Democratic pack at the moment as presidential aspirants: Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders. But socialists make the world’s worst economists. The Green New Deal Resolution is their brainchild. It’s also a Democrat baby. This resolution now … Continue reading






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How America Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Deficits and Debt

The old rules are being rejected, among liberals and conservatives, politicians and economists. Source: How America Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Deficits and DebtIf  If contrary opinion is correct, now is the time to start worrying about the deficit.






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With women in combat roles, a federal court rules the male-only draft unconstitutional

  In the biggest legal blow to the Selective Service System since 1981, judge rules that “the time has passed” for debate on women in the military. Source: With women in combat roles, a federal court rules the male-only draft unconstitutional … Continue reading






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Berkshire Letter Highlights: Shocking $25BN Loss; Buffet Bashes “Deficit Doomsayers”, Emerges As Closet “Austrian”

From Berkshire’s shocking $25BN Q4 loss, to the wild fluctuations in the company’s $173BN portfolio, to Buffett’s optimism about the US, his emergence as an “Austrian” MMTer, here are the highlights from Buffett’s latest annual letter. Source: Berkshire Letter Highlights: … Continue reading






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There Is No National Emergency on the Border, Mr. President

There will be a long legal battle over the President’s declaration of a national emergency along the border, but regardless of the outcome, there is no good reason to declare the border a national Source: There Is No National Emergency … Continue reading






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My Personal Trade Deficit Is Killing Me—or So Trump Would Have You Believe

  President Trump’s trade policies don’t match up with basic economic principles. Source: My Personal Trade Deficit Is Killing Me—or So Trump Would Have You Believe






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95-year-old billionaire Charlie Munger: The secret to a long and happy life is ‘so simple’

Some bite-sized life lessons from Warren Buffett’s right-hand man. Source: 95-year-old billionaire Charlie Munger: The secret to a long and happy life is ‘so simple’






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Finley: $22 trillion debt? Let’s spend more

“My vote in 2020 will go to a candidate who levels with the American people about our dire fiscal condition, and the sacrifice required to fix it.” Source: Finley: $22 trillion debt? Let’s spend more






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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: The Facts You Need To Know That Will Allow You to Destroy Green New Deal Thinking

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Supreme Court says states can’t impose excessive fines, and delivers a win to former heroin addict in pivotal ruling

In a unanimous holding, the justices for the first time incorporated the 8th Amendment’s protection against excessive fines to the states. Source: Supreme Court says states can’t impose excessive fines, and delivers a win to former heroin addict in pivotal … Continue reading






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Plunder – LewRockwell

Frederic Bastiat, a French economist and member of the French National Assembly, lived from 1801 to 1850. He had great admiration for our country, except for our two faults — slavery and tariffs. He said: “Look at the United States. … Continue reading






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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: STOCKMAN UNLOADS: Trump’s Policies Will Bring Down An Economy On Its Last Legs

Source: EconomicPolicyJournal.com: STOCKMAN UNLOADS: Trump’s Policies Will Bring Down An Economy On Its Last Legs






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