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US National Debt Crosses $18 Trillion

Big GovernmentCorporate WelfareTaxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyFiscal Theory

Blog12/17/2014

US National Debt now exceeds $18 Trillion with no end in sight. Will we see national default on the debt or hyperinflation?

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Hagel's 'Defense Cuts' Are Smoke And Mirrors

War and Foreign PolicyFiscal TheoryProduction Theory

Blog03/04/2014

by Ron Paul

Last week Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed an additional 40,000 reduction in active duty US Army personnel, down to 450,000 soldiers. As US troops are being withdrawn from the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, it might make sense to reduce not only the active duty...

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Review of Gene Epstein, Econospinning

Financial MarketsFiscal Theory

Blog01/25/2008
Gene Epstein finds little fault with government's economic numbers and plenty of fault with the reporters and pundits who use those numbers.

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Presented without comment

Fiscal Theory

Blog10/03/2007

Senator Norm Coleman, quoted in the NYTimes: "Government is about first-class service. It is certainly not about first-class lifestyles."

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Obama Vows More Central Planning

Fiscal TheoryPolitical Theory

Blog09/28/2007

Barak Obama speaks on antitrust:

Regrettably, the current administration has what may be the weakest record of antitrust enforcement of any...

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How to Build a Railroad

Fiscal TheoryInterventionismMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/27/2007

Like Anthony Gregory, I agree with many of the nominees for the "Free Market Hall of Fame." Unfortunately, as Gregory notes, too many good guys...

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America's Siberia

Taxes and SpendingFiscal TheoryInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog08/15/2007

It appears that the Appalachians are about to move again. Earthquakes? Shifts in tectonic plates? Not this time. Instead, the movement will be the result of an even more damaging force: congressional legislation.

As a young buck growing up in Pittsburgh, I enjoyed riding my bike through...

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Restoring dignity

Fiscal TheoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/05/2007

How do you restore the dignity supposedly missing from our capitalist society? According to the socialists at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), you restore dignity by having one group of Americans thieve from another, and you have government arrange the...

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LBJ Would Be Proud

Fiscal Theory

Blog02/20/2007

of Bush's $3 trillion budget for FY 2008, but why is the "conservative" Heritage Foundation praising the president for—are you ready—reining in entitlement costs? Concludes Brian Riedl:

The...

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