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At first glance, the Ron Paul movement appears to be a step in the right direction for freedom. But does Paul really want, or understand, what a true move to freedom would entail?
When government involves itself in the production of knowledge, it curtails both our liberty to express our beliefs and our freedom to support institutions promoting what we believe.
Not since 1938 have Republicans gained so many seats in a single Congressional election as they did in the recent election. Voters were not merely angry, but were aware of the policies of the party they voted against. There is good reason to think that voters’ attitudes this November reflected their conscious evaluation of our […]
As the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act continues to pour massive amounts of stimulus money into the economy, some European governments have—in a move quite out of character—started to call for austerity measures in regard to government expenditures. Spain’s government has recently changed its position from one of increasing government stimulus, to one of reducing […]
With classes starting up again, President Obama took the opportunity to state his vision for the future of American higher education in an article published in several college newspapers. He writes: “So we are making college more affordable, gearing the education you receive to the demands of a global economy, and taking steps to lift […]
On August 19 The Wall Street Journal reported that serious organized crime had spread to one of the most affluent, secure business communities in Mexico. Drug gangs blocked streets, murdered individuals, and kidnapped the mayor of Monterrey—who was later found dead. A similar event occurred in America in February of 1929 – Americans woke to […]
Noting the recent wins by “tea party” candidates in Republican primaries, Daniel Charnoff of the USC Daily Trojan warns his readers about the implications of the movement’s agenda: Miller is a stand-up tea partier, meaning he wants to get rid of Medicare, Social Security and the Department of Education. Miller considers unemployment benefits unconstitutional and […]
On September 7th Americans observed the holiday known as Labor Day. Many of them, not knowing its origins, enjoyed a day, ironically, without labor. Yet the question of why Labor Day exists and what it celebrates should be answered by the virtue of its continued celebration. Labor Day was created in 1894 by President Grover […]
Congress recently approved a new budget of staggering proportions. Weighing in at $3.6 trillion, the plan provides billions in allocations towards a national health plan, green energy, foreign aid, education, and countless other programs. The president has declared that his budget is “an economic blueprint for the future- a vision of America… that will lead […]
Over at the Huffington Post, former Goldman Sachs partner Greg Zehner writes that Ayn Rand foresaw the economic crisis the United States now faces, as well as the disastrous consequences the various proposed bailouts will have. “Ayn Rand warned us this would happen. In the classic, Atlas Shrugged, she wrote about governmental powers manipulating markets […]