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Minimum wage hikes, soda taxes, and tiger selfies?

The start of a New Year brings a raft of New State and Federal Laws.  Many of these laws are anti-liberty and fly in the face of sound economics. For instance, 20 states and many cities are raising their minimum wage. Residents of Berkeley [...]

Statism of the Union

The centerpiece of President Obama's State of the Union was something he called "middle-class" economics. Not surprisingly, Obama’s definition of a “pro-middle class” economic policy is a laundry list of new spending programs and mandates. [...]

Ron Paul: Turmoil ahead, but we can still make 2015 a fun year for liberty

Reprinted below is Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul's article "Inner City Turmoil and Other Crises: My Predictions for 2015," which was originally published at the Ron Paul Institute. In the article, Dr. Paul lays out the severe [...]

Congress saves the Super Bowl

Thanks to former Senator Tom Coburn, Congress left town in December without reauthorizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance (TRI) program, the "temporary" program created after 9-11 to provide a taxpayer "backstop" for terrorism insurance. Senator [...]

Ron Paul on Rothbard, Rothbard on Audit the Fed

Today marks twenty years since the passing of "Mr. Libertarian," Murray Rothbard.  Rothbard was Ludwig Von Mises' top American student, and Mises' heir as the world's top Austrian economist. Rothbard was also a top-notch philosopher, historian, [...]

Maybe Obama should hire Ron Paul

As a speechwriter.. Last night, as is traditional, President Obama's State of the Union told the story of several Americans who have overcome adversity or benefited from the President's policies. One of the stories he told was that of Rebekah [...]

Martin Luther King and what we have to fear from the surveillance state

Opponents of the surveillance state are often lectured by the government's defenders that we are being paranoid when we worry about the government using its surveillance powers against those who challenge the political status quo. We are told the [...]

Adam Dick on Congressional Corruption

Adam Dick, senior fellow at the Ron Paul Institute and my former colleague in Ron Paul's  Congressional office, has a must-read piece on how last week's House of Representative leadership elections highlight the institutional corruption in [...]

Government rings in the new year with $100 billion in new debt

While most Americans were ringing in the New Year with Champagne and Black Eyed Peas, the federal government was ringing it in by increasing the national debt by nearly $100 billion.  That's right, the government added $98 billion to the [...]

How much does the US Government spend on Defense?

The official defense budget is 503.8 billion, but that is not the total the US Government spends on defense. Hidden thought out the federal budget are other items that should be classified as defense spending. So how much does the US spend [...]