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Simple Messages about the Folly of Gun Control

Simple Messages about the Folly of Gun Control

Let’s start this post with some cheerful news. The statists face a huge uphill battle if their campaign to undermine our rights to keep and bear arms. If you want… Read more »

Everything You Ever Needed to Know about the Left’s View of Income Inequality, Captured in a Single Image

Everything You Ever Needed to Know about the Left’s View of Income Inequality, Captured in a Single Image

If you want to know why the left is wrong about income inequality, you need to watch this Margaret Thatcher video. In just a few minutes, the “Iron Lady” explains how… Read more »

Are Government Bureaucrats Corrupt and Dishonest?

Are Government Bureaucrats Corrupt and Dishonest?

I don’t like government bureaucrats. Actually, let me re-phrase that statement. I know lots of people who work for different agencies in Washington and most of them seem like decent… Read more »

We Need “Poverty Porn” on American TV

We Need “Poverty Porn” on American TV

When I posted a video about “libertarian porn” back in 2010, readers presumably were either relieved or disappointed that there was no nudity. I may get the same reaction today, because we’re… Read more »

Drilling More Holes in Obamacare’s Sinking Ship

Drilling More Holes in Obamacare’s Sinking Ship

The President’s main “accomplishment” has been such a disaster that I wonder whether it’s time to feel sorry for Obama. Today, we’re going to look at the opinions of two experts,… Read more »

The Best State in America Is…?

The Best State in America Is…?

What’s the best state in America? I’m not sure I can answer that broad question, but I can address the more narrow issue of which state has the most economic… Read more »

The Biggest Impediment for the Poor is Government, Not Inequality

The Biggest Impediment for the Poor is Government, Not Inequality

A bunch of well-connected rich people and government officials are descending upon Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. This upsets many people, and perhaps with some justification. After… Read more »

New Mercatus Fiscal Ranking Shows the Real New Jersey Scandal

New Mercatus Fiscal Ranking Shows the Real New Jersey Scandal

If you’re a libertarian, you generally don’t act and think like other people. Most folks, when they heard about Governor Christie’s bridge-closing scandal, focused on the potential political ramifications. But… Read more »

Deconstructing Obama’s Dismal Record on Jobs

Deconstructing Obama’s Dismal Record on Jobs

According to the most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate has dropped to 6.7 percent. Is this good news? Well, it’s depends on your benchmark. Compared to France’s… Read more »

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Which Nation Has Increased Welfare Spending the Fastest of All?

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Which Nation Has Increased Welfare Spending the Fastest of All?

There’s an old joke about two guys camping in the woods, when suddenly they see a hungry bear charging over a hill in their direction. One of the guys starts… Read more »