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FDR’s Worst Perversion of Freedom: The "Four Freedoms" Speech

U.S. History

Blog01/17/2019

In 1944, Roosevelt revealed that the original Bill of Rights had “proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.” So he proposed to replace it with something far worse.

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Furloughed Federal Employees are Still Paid More Than You

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/12/2019

Federal workers are paid so much more (17 percent more) than private sector workers, they could lose almost nine weeks of pay, never receive back pay, and still be better paid than their private-sector colleagues.

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Fed Report Says Millennials Are Poorer than Other Generations — But Fed Policies Made It Happen

Global EconomyLabor and WagesU.S. History

Blog12/10/2018

The Fed tells us that the Millennials are less wealthy and lower-income than others. But the Fed ignores its own role in stifling wealth growth among the young.

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French Protestors Fume over Climate Taxes and a Rising Cost of Living

Taxes and Spending

Blog12/04/2018

French protests over a new climate-change-inspired fuel tax highlight high costs imposed on ordinary people by climate-change policies.

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Free Will and the Market Place

Free Markets

Blog11/29/2018

If the laws of economics are either unknown or not heeded, the inevitable penalty will be an economy of scarcity and poverty.

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Forced Sterilizations in Peru — Paid for by US Taxpayers

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/25/2018

The US government used foreign aid to spread a eugenics-tinged sterilization policy in Peru in the late 1990s.

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Few Dare Call it Socialism: Social Security and Medicare

Blog10/23/2018

Given that you conservatives love Medicare, which guarantees government health care for seniors, why not love it even more by expanding it to everyone?

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Frank Fetter and the Austrians

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

Blog09/20/2018

Fetter is mostly neglected today, but he had a powerful influence on practically every Austrian economist in the first half of the 20th century.

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