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Export Ban Marginally Decreased

By: Colin Combs Recently, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security expanded its definition for acceptable forms of shale oil to be sold abroad to include a form of ultra-light oil known as “condensate”, which has [...]

Bang for the Buck

By: Colin Combs Last Friday, economics professor Tyler Cowen wrote in the New York Times that “the lack of major wars may be hurting economic growth". This isn’t the usual Keynesian argument of how war supposedly helps the economy by [...]

Michigan Minimum Wage Increased

By: Colin Combs Last Tuesday, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed a new bill into law that will increase the state’s hourly minimum wage from its current $7.40 until it reaches to $9.25 in 2018. The House voted 76-34 and the Senate voted [...]

Interning at C4L: A Dream Come True

By: Michael Clayton As an intern at Campaign for Liberty, I have gained the tools and connections I need to jump start a career in the liberty movement. To say that working for Dr. Ron Paul is a dream come true would be an understatement. [...]

Why Unemployment Insurance Stifles Economic Growth

By: Michael Clayton Unemployment insurance for 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans expired on December 31st as Congress was unable to reach a deal to extend the benefit that pays out around $300 per week. This has Democrats up in [...]

The Concept of Inflation

By: Colin Combs With recent data showing a sharp rise in consumer prices for the month of May, there has been a lot of discussion on price inflation over the past week, in spite of Janet Yellen’s attempt to dismiss this inflation as merely [...]

The Unseen of Student Loan Forgiveness

By: Colin Combs On Monday, President Obama signed an executive action to cap student loan payments at 10 percent of their monthly income until December 2015. This is continuing the trend of the government attempts at lifting “the burden of [...]

Government Jobs and Broken Windows

By: Colin Combs Rep. Joe Garcia (D – Fla.) has recently come under fire for his comment that “we’ve proved that Communism works.” The relevant quote from the video is here: “So the… safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It [...]

The Fed at 100: It Isn’t Working

By: Michael Clayton Yesterday afternoon I attended a panel discussion at the Heritage Foundation titled, “The Federal Reserve at 100: How Well Has It Done?” The discussion was very interesting, led by 3 scholars who have extensive [...]

Yellen Nomination Hearing

By: Michael Clayton Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending my first Congressional committee hearing.  Janet Yellen, the nominee to be the next Fed chair, appeared in front of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban [...]