Peter G. Klein explains that the “shutdown” is no shutdown and urges us to reject the economic version of Orwellian doublespeak. Klein is the Mises Institute’s Executive Director and Carl Menger Research Fellow. via Government Shutdown, Spending Cuts, and other Fables – Mises Media.
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By Ron Paul: As I write this, it appears that the federal government is about to shut down because the House and Senate cannot agree on whether to add language defunding or delaying Obamacare to the “Continuing Resolution”. Despite all the hand-wringing heard in DC, a short-term government shut down (which doesn’t actually shut down […]
“Why lock somebody up while you’re locked up? You’re trying to kill their spirit even more,” says Michael Kemp, describing his six-month stay in solitary confinement at age 17. Solitary confinement was once a punishment reserved for the most-hardened, incorrigible criminals. Today, it is standard practice for tens of thousands of juveniles in prisons […]
From Learn Liberty: In this debate, Jan Ting, professor of law at Temple University, and Bryan Caplan, professor of economics at George Mason University, discuss whether war is ever justified. Prof. Ting argues that while war should be a last resort, there are occasions where the consequences of not going to war outweigh the costs […]
Thomas DiLorenzo covers why the constitution had to be destroyed and how they did it. Joe Beck at LionsofLiberty.com has some interesting takes from the lecture. Beck quotes Lysander Spooner to start: “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government […]
We all know Detroit’s in trouble: A bankrupt city full of crumbling houses, abandoned factory buildings, and a dwindling population. But while politicians, unions, and investors slug it out in bankruptcy court and grasp for their share of what little cash is left, ordinary citizens are left to fend for themselves in a city […]
In Part II, Reason TV collaborated with Free Detroit’s Local Focus to highlight the story of Detroit Threat Management, a private security firm that provides cheap car-to-front door escorts to small business owners, security details to large companies, free protection to local neighborhoods plagued by violent crime, and self-defense training to Detroit citizens. Dale Brown, […]
The History of Decriminalizing Marijuana in Holland WeAreChange visits the Cannabis College in Amsterdam, Holland to learn more about the legislation of cannabis in the Netherlands. Contrary to what many people think, cannabis, among with most other drugs, is not actually legal in Holland. This video goes into the history of how this came about […]
Murray Rothbard: The Government Is Not Us Professor Rothard examines the irrational implications of the premise “we are the government.” (H/T to EPJ) via EconomicPolicyJournal.com: Murray Rothbard: The Government Is Not Us.
From Milton’s award-winning series, “Free To Choose.” via ▶ Milton Friedman – A Conversation On The Free Market – YouTube.