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Rights Are to Act Freely
January 02, 2010
I do not have a right to my car but I do have a right to buy, keep, trade and otherwise act in relation to my car. Rights are what define our range of free actions. In some cases the right to act garners us huge wealth, in others, fame, and in yet others it wil ...
Healthcare Reform Is a Lump of Coal
December 27, 2009
Last week on Christmas Eve, after many backroom deals were made, the Senate passed the healthcare reform bill with a strictly partisan vote. I was pleased that my colleagues in the GOP are on the right side of this bill. Although this vote was a major step in h ...
Dreaming of a Gold Christmas
December 27, 2009
Bing Crosby dreamt of a White Christmas. Elvis Presley lamented about his Blue Christmas. This year, most Americans faced a Red Christmas, plagued by massive credit card, household and government debt. It has been a year of unprecedented public spending based o ...
The Myth of Surplus Wealth
December 24, 2009
Over the last couple of decades a colleague from a famous university has challenged me about my view that everyone has the unalienable right to private property. Now this position, derived from such sources as John Locke, the American Founders, Ayn Rand, and ma ...
The Fed Is a Fascist Cartel
December 22, 2009
No one in the freedom movement today disputes that the Federal Reserve is the source of many of our economic woes. Where disagreement arises is in defining the precise nature of the Fed and the source of its capacity to create the harm it does. Many who support ...
Iran Sanctions Are Precursor to War
December 22, 2009
Last week the House overwhelmingly approved a measure to put a new round of sanctions on Iran. If this measure passes the Senate, the United States could no longer do business with anyone who sold refined petroleum products to Iran or helped them develop their ...
The Fed's Money Monopoly
December 14, 2009
Because of legal tender laws that force acceptance of the dollar, the Fed has absolute power over the currency. This absolute power is leading to the absolute corruption of our currency. The money supply has doubled in the last year or so, which is extremely da ...
Who Wants War?
December 11, 2009
We now find ourselves in another foreign policy quagmire with little hope of victory, and not even a definition of victory. Eisenhower said that only an alert and informed electorate could keep these war racketeering pressures at bay. He was right, and the key ...
No More Minarets in Switzerland
December 07, 2009
In a national initiative that was voted on last Sunday, Swiss voting citizens banned any new minarets from being built in Switzerland. The international media´s outcry has been prompt and loud. And, a lot of Muslims in Switzerland and abroad are upset. They ...
America's Return to a Road to Serfdom?
December 03, 2009
We are dangerously returning to "the road to serfdom" that free market, Austrian economist and Nobel Laureate, Friedrich A. Hayek, warned about in a book with that title that was originally published in 1944. A spider's web of regulations, controls, and command ...
Healthcare Freedom or Healthcare Bureaucracy?
December 01, 2009
The U.S. Preventive Task Force caused quite a stir recently when they revised their recommendations on the frequency and age for women to get mammograms. Many have speculated on the timing for this government-funded report, with the Senate vote on health care l ...
Banking on Those Very Few Nuggets of Certainty
November 30, 2009
Uncertainty, to some degree, always has been and always will be a constant in the realm of wealth management. However, as we proceed further along this path of ‘Easy Money´ and the growing power of central government that, per default, goes with it, we ...
The True Meaning of Thanksgiving: The Birth of Private Enterprise in America
November 25, 2009
This time of the year, whether in good economic times or bad, is when Americans gather with their families and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. It marks a remembrance of those early Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the uncharted ocean from Europe to m ...
Fed Faces Loss of Liberty
November 20, 2009
In the Fall of last year, Congress was persuaded' as a matter of urgency to vote $700,000,000,000 for the Troubled Asset Recovery Program, or TARP. It was the largest money vote in history. Now, Congress is concerned that TARP money has been misspent and that t ...
The Inescapable Law of Equilibrium
November 19, 2009
In nature just as in our personal lives, the principle of equilibrium is paramount. It permeates pretty much everything we know and do. All matters are drawn to equilibrium: the farther things move away from the state of equilibrium, the greater the forces are ...
Quick Fixes and Economic Fallacies
November 12, 2009
Economists who favor governmental intervention in economic activity appear on television talk-shows and on the opinion-editorial pages of the nation's newspapers to offer their insights on why "the free market" has failed once again – and why only wise govern ...
Investor Risk Appetite at New Highs – While the Markets Are Going Nowhere
November 05, 2009
In America, and most other western nations alike, withdrawing from the current mode of government bailouts and spending will be difficult. The bankruptcy of CIT should drive this point home decisively. Another USD 2.3 Billion of taxpayer money has gone into CIT ...
John Stuart Mill and the Dangers to LIberty
October 29, 2009
This year marks the 150th anniversary of John Stuart Mill's famous essay "On Liberty." Originally published in 1859, it remains one of the most enduring and powerful defenses of individual liberty ever penned. Both advocates and enemies of personal freedom have ...
If the Banks Own All the Gold, Why Would We Want a Gold-Backed Money System?
October 21, 2009
One of the most entrenched myths of our modern day is the assumption that (1) the bankers own all the gold and (2) therefore, the concept of a gold-backed money system is a very bad idea, because it would give them even more power than they now have. This view ...
An Unhealthy Health Plan
August 09, 2009
Until relatively recently, America had an economy, currency and health system that was the envy of the world. Today, the economy and currency look sick. There is an urgent need to curb entitlement spending and boost infrastructure spending to lift the economy a ...
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