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Central planning in the USA

 
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Central planning in the USA

The Twentieth Century should have taught us the folly of central planning, yet one country still maintains a government board  to control the amount of “tart” cherries on the market in order to ensure that supply meets demand. What country is foolish enough to still try to centrally plan the  tart cherry market? Cuba…North Korea…No […]


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Former Ron Paul Monetary Staffer on new Fed Bill: its defects are severe

Paul-Martin Foss, Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul’s aide for Monetary Policy from 2007-2012,  is now the founder and President of the Carl Menger Center for the study of Money and Banking. The Menger Center’s mission  is “…to preserve and expand upon Ron Paul’s legacy in the field of monetary policy. The Center exists to […]


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House to vote on gun rights today–UPDATE GUN RIGHTS WON

UPDATE REPRESENTATIVE MASSIE’S PRO-GUN RIGHTS AMENDMENT PASSED BY A VOTE OF 241-181. Roll-call vote here. Today, the House will consider the  Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (HR 5016).   Among the items included in the bill is the yearly appropriations for the District of Columbia (DC). Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie (KY-04) will be offering […]


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House GOP Transportation bill: More Wimpy Budgeting

Today, the House passed legislation (HR 5021) to fund the Highway Trust Fund for one year. Authority for the fund, which provides federal money for transportation projects–defined as including not just highways but mass transit projects, bike and walking trails, and “scenic overlooks”–expires at the end of September. The Highway Trust Fund is supposed to […]


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Good News! Government “mistakenly” giving away less of your money!

Here’s some good news from DC: In 2013, the Federal Government made $100 billion in payments to those who did not legally qualify for them. This figure includes items like unemployment benefits sent to people with jobs and payments for unnecessary treatments and procedures. You may be wondering why this is good news… because the […]


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