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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 was drafted in secret, was full of special interest deals and disguised spending increases, and was voted on before […]

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Renowned local economist explains controversial Austrian theory

NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC33) — A common belief is that conservatives caused the government shutdown, while liberals are the ones who want to legalize marijuana. But both ideas come from the same school of thought, which is much older than the Democratic and Republican parties. It is called Austrian Economics, and one of its leading proponents […]

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Ron Paul Exposes the Shutdown Fraud

Ron Paul, former Republican presidential candidate, says both parties are “grandstanding”; it’s a “political blame game.”   Transcript: “Well, i think it’s pretty irrelevant, because i think both parties are doing the same thing. they’re grandstanding. they’re politicizing this. they talk about a shutdown, which really isn’t a shutdown. the big stuff continues, and they […]

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Save Our Parks! How to Keep National Parks Open During a Government Shutdown

From Learn Liberty: As part of the government shutdown that started October 1, the National Parks Service has closed all U.S. national parks and monuments. Would-be visitors will be denied entry to Yosemite and Yellowstone and acres and acres of national park lands until the government resumes business. Economics professor Holly Fretwell suggests an alternative […]

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