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Federal Healthcare Fraud


Asking a third party to decide our individual health needs by not including our doctors or ourselves in the conversation is unhealthy and will kill more of us than the system could save. True, because it’s happening in other parts of the world.


Is America Still Exceptional?


WSJ November 24, 2018 America Was Always an Exceptional Nation, but Is It Still? Its robust civil society and lack of hierarchy are cherished by Americans and curious to foreigners. By Allen C. Guelzo | 942 words Americans like to believe we are an exceptional people. We speak of ourselves as a city upon a…


Saturday Quotes


“Those who underestimate the conservative movement are the same people who always underestimate the American people.” Ronald Reagan “Who is John Galt?” Ayn Rand [Galt spoke against what he saw as the evil of collectivism and the idea that individuals must be responsible for each other and said they should be replaced by rational selfishness.]…


Immigration, Poverty, and Gumballs


America can only be successful if it can control itself on the inside. That also means controlling access to the US and across US borders. View this simple explanation.


Marxism and Progressives in America


Congressional Progressive Caucus Has Extensive Ties to Marxist Organizations by Trevor Loudon November 27, 2018 The Congressional Progressive Caucus is by far the largest and most influential coalition in the federal government. It is also the most radical, having extensive ties to several major Marxist organizations. Buoyed by an influx of new far-left members, the…


A Guide to Liberty


Cato’s Letters: A Guide for Maintaining the Principles of Liberty “Good governors do not consider their people their prey.” Gary M. Galles November 17, 2018 One of the most serious issues we face today is how citizens can hold those who win elections accountable, “to maintain and expose the glorious principles of liberty, and to…


Hypocrisy of the Academic Left


Safe spaces, triggers, only one side of an argument allowed, are all ruining academia for our young men and women, besides stepping on their First Amendment rights. They are being pushed into career failure not by their own mistakes, but by a third party, their teachers. Prof Amy Wax explains.


The Poor Results of Minimum Wage


Why A Higher Minimum Wage Comes Back To Bite Everyone Eventually Minimum wage supporters tend to observe the direct and immediate consequences of their idea, but they do not bother to think through the indirect and longer-term consequences. By David Weinberger NOVEMBER 19, 2018 In light of recent pressure to raise the minimum wage to $15, it is worthwhile…


A Founder Comments on Changing the Constitution


A Founder Gives Us a Lesson on the Constitution’s Amendment Process By Prof Rob Natelson April 19, 2017 Among the best tools for interpreting the Constitution are public explanations by its advocates made during the ratification fight. These explanations helped shape how the public understood the Constitution. They reassured the public about what the Constitution…


Raising Social Security Payroll Taxes


Why No One Is Even Talking about Raising Payroll Taxes to Fund Social Security Every dollar that goes into Social Security is a dollar that can’t go into something that would serve them. Brenton Smith November 23, 2018 Are you getting your money’s worth from Social Security? This isn’t idle curiosity. It will define the…


Capitalism vs. Greed


It isn’t greed that people have in going about their daily pursuits, it is their own self interests that drives them. Capitalism is not about greed but rather ideas and self interest. Watch Friedman respond to Phil Donahue’s typical leftist rhetoric.


Why Central Bankers Missed the Crisis


WSJ November 17, 2018 The lesson of 2008, a top economist says, is that monetary maestros don’t pay enough attention to financial markets. Are they making the same mistake again? By Joseph C. Sternberg | 1641 words Basel, Switzerland It’s been a rough decade for most developed economies, as businesses, politicians, policy makers and voters…


5 Reasons to Worry About Soaring Federal Debt


Compared to the size of the economy, today’s federal debt is, by far, the highest in our peacetime history. Chris Edwards October 21, 2018 The US Treasury reports that the federal budget deficit was $779 billion in fiscal 2018. The deficit is caused by spending in excess of tax revenues and is financed by borrowing from foreign and domestic…


Saturday Quotes — Alexis de Tocqueville


“The Revolution… was the result of a mature and reflecting preference for freedom, and not of a vague or ill-defined craving for independence.” Alexis de Tocqueville “The Federal Constitution… disavowed beforehand the habitual use of compulsion in enforcing the decisions of the majority.” Alexis de Tocqueville “It profits me but little, after all, that a…


Have Antipoverty Programs Increased Poverty?


Economists James Gwartney and Thomas McCaleb talk about four disincentive mechanisms: the higher real benefit effect, the high implicit tax effect, the skill-depreciation effect, and the moral hazard effect. Gary M. Galles October 22, 2018 In “Poverty in the U.S. Was Plummeting—Until Lyndon Johnson Declared War On It,” Daniel J. Mitchell presented several different researchers’…


Mayor Hampers Fruitful School


WSJ November 17, 2018 A Mayor Seeks to Stymie His City’s Only Successful School By Tunku Varadarajan| 794 words New Bedford, Mass. Ivyanna, Moises, Jenielys, Giselly. The names on the bulletin board of a kindergarten classroom reveal the notably Hispanic demographics of Alma del Mar, a K-8 charter public school in this blighted city that…

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