By Ron Paul Congress ended the week by passing a continuing resolution keeping the government funded for one more week. This stopgap funding bill is designed to give Congress and the White House more time to negotiate a long-term spending bill. Passage of a long-term spending bill has been delayed over objections to Republican efforts […]
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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 […]
Interviewed by host Marina Dzhashi, Mark Thornton discusses the U.S. government shutdown and its impact on the country’s economy and image abroad. via The Looming Default – Mises Media.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In July 2011, Austrian economist Robert Murphy spoke with Campaign for Liberty about why apocalyptic warnings about what will have to happen if the federal government does not raise the debt ceiling simply don’t hold water. Continue via Raising the Debt Ceiling is a “Political Choice” – Campaign for Liberty.
From The Circle Bastiat: In 1990, Murray Rothbard wrote on the realities of government budget ‘crises’ and how they often seem to end up demanding that the taxpayers “sacrifice” or that the American people join in “fair sharing of the pain.” (Source: Making Economic Sense) In politics fall, not spring, is the silly season. How many […]
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.
Mark Thornton on the Government ‘Shutdown.’ From The Circle Bastiat: Mark Thornton presents a Misesian commentary on why politics is to blame for the impending U.S. government “shutdown,” and how a gold standard could provide real fiscal discipline. via The Mises View: Mark Thornton on the Government ‘Shutdown.’ :: The Circle Bastiat.