April 27, 2015

No one really believes the Federal Reserve or the BLS

Last Friday was anything but good for news on the economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released… [more]

No one really believes the Federal Reserve or the BLS No one really believes the Federal Reserve or the BLS

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The Federal Reserve runs the economy, not Congress or the President

BUFFALO, March 18, 2015 - Janet Yellen told the markets what they wanted to hear today and the indexes… [more]

The Federal Reserve runs the economy, not Congress or the President The Federal Reserve runs the economy, not Congress or the President

Republicans Like Ben Carson Wrong to Make Freedom of Association About Religion

Joe Biden invoked Jesus on Friday responding to Ben Carson’s bizarre argument that prison inmates… [more]

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Why Progressives Should Let Republicans Repeal Obamacare and Close the Borders

Last week, Senate Republicans were given bad news by Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough. She… [more]

Why Progressives Should Let Republicans Repeal Obamacare and Close the Borders Why Progressives Should Let Republicans Repeal Obamacare and Close the Borders

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No one really believes the Federal Reserve or the BLS

Last Friday was anything but good for news on the economy. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a dismal jobs report that missed expectations by fifty percent. This followed a press conference two weeks ago by Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen during which she indicated rate hikes might not come as soon as expected because “room […]

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The New Civil Rights Movement

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The Federal Reserve runs the economy, not Congress or the President

BUFFALO, March 18, 2015 – Janet Yellen told the markets what they wanted to hear today and the indexes rocketed out of negative territory to finish up over 1 %. As usual, speculation abounds on precisely what was in the minds of investors. Journalists tend to overstate the causal importance of breaking news when the […]

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Republicans Like Ben Carson Wrong to Make Freedom of Association About Religion

Joe Biden invoked Jesus on Friday responding to Ben Carson’s bizarre argument that prison inmates “turning gay” after going into prison straight proves homosexuality is a lifestyle choice, rather than a genetic or otherwise innate trait. As a libertarian, this debate holds little interest for me. Even if homosexuality is a lifestyle choice, it is one that […]

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Why Progressives Should Let Republicans Repeal Obamacare and Close the Borders

Last week, Senate Republicans were given bad news by Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough. She doesn’t believe Republicans can bypass cloture and repeal Obamacare with a simple majority by attaching its repeal to a spending bill. As a libertarian, I’m glad to hear it. No, I do not like Obamacare any more than I like most other government […]

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Libertarians and Sandra Bullock agree; we really do want world peace

The Sandra Bullock movie “Miss Congeniality” hilariously lampooned the vapid plea for “world peace” by beauty contest contestants. But that’s really what libertarians want. First and foremost, libertarians want an end to the most destructive government program of all, war. But libertarians also recognize that forcing people to purchase things they don’t want or need, […]

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What does the word “liberal” mean?

I’m trying to figure out what the word “liberal” (derived from the same Latin root as “liberty”) means when used in a political context. The best definition I can come up with is the belief that individuals should be allowed to make absolutely no decisions themselves regarding any aspect of their lives. Instead, they will […]

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Get cops off the streets (unless serving a warrant or responding to a 911 call)

BUFFALO, December 5, 2014 – Protests erupted in New York City yesterday following a second grand jury decision not to indict a white cop who killed an unarmed black suspect. Unfortunately, all of the attention is focused on the racial aspect of the two tragedies and not on a question that really needs to be asked. […]

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Chapter Three: Who Will Build the Roads? (from Anti-libertarian Nonsense: The Ridiculous Arguments for Government Control of Everything)

  Chapter Three Who Will Build the Roads? “I suppose I won’t see you driving on any of those government roads, then, will I?” Eventually, every libertarian runs into this supposed conversation ender. Anti-libertarians believe that not only does this “zinger” refute libertarian arguments for private roads, but libertarian arguments about anything. “Oh, you want […]

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Earth to Bill Maher: Edward Snowden isn’t the crazy one

TAMPA, January 21, 2014 – Bill Maher interviewed journalist Glenn Greenwald following President Obama’s speech on Friday in which the president discussed his proposals to reform the NSA. Greenwald is the journalist who first reported on the information released by Edward Snowden on the government’s domestic surveillance activities. While Maher was respectful of Greenwald and, to some […]

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Obama’s proposed NSA reforms prove he doesn’t understand checks and balances

President Obama delivered a speech on Friday outlining his plans to address the widespread outrage over the domestic surveillance activities of the National Security Agency. However well-intentioned, the president’s proposals indicate he just doesn’t get the constitutional notion of delegated powers. Implicit in the Fourth Amendment is the principle that the government should remain powerless […]