Classic Ron Paul: Chained CPI Chains Taxpayers

Last week the goverment announced that social security recipients and veterans will get a .03% cost of living increase, which amounts to a whopping $5 a month. The low cost of living increase is justified by government statistics claiming to [...]

Happy Birthday Ralph Raico

Sunday was the 80th birthday of one of the "founding fathers" of the modern Libertarian movement, and a major influence on my own intellectual development, Ralph Racio. Ralph attended Mises' seminars in the late 40's and did graduate work [...]

Liberty at the movies: Halloween edition

This is the season for ghouls, witches and other monsters to be on the prowl...and in addition to the election, Halloween is just around the corner. So those of you who don't find the election significantly scary, or are looking for some pretend [...]

What to excpect in the Lame Duck: Cures and Creates?

In addition to spending increases and the Obamacare bailout, another issue that may come up in the Lame Duck is the "Cures Act". As I wrote when the Cures Act was passed in 2015, this bill: " with federal funding for medical research. [...]

Iceland Today, the US Tomorrow?

During the 2008 economic crisis, Iceland’s government froze offshore accounts held by foreign investors in that country’s currency, the krona. Recently, the government of Iceland announced it would unfreeze the accounts if the account holders [...]

What to expect in the Lame Duck? Internet Sales Taxes

The National Internet Sales Tax Moratorium is the type of issue that Congress loves to push off until the lame duck. After all, why vote on an issue that puts grassroots liberty activists against powerful special interests before a controversial [...]

Obama’s Pivot to Asia Hits a Roadblock in the Philippines

While the mainstream media continues its obsessive reporting on the mud-slinging campaign for the White House, a dramatic development in China last week brought President Obama’s “pivot to Asia” to a sudden halt. Philippine president [...]

Ron Paul Classic: The Myth of Fed Independence

Congratulations to Representative Scott Garret (NJ-05) for bringing up questions about how politics influences Federal Reserve policies (and whether the desire of one Fed governor to serve as Treasury Secretary in a Hillary Clinton administration [...]

Campaing for Liberty calls for real oversight and transparency of intelligence agencies

Campaign for Liberty has joined a coalition of groups from across the political spectrum in calling for reforms of the intelligence committee to provide for more effective oversight of federal intelligence agencies, as well as give more [...]

The Nobel Committee Redeems Itself

From its 2008 blunder of giving Barrack Obama the peace prize, this year's Nobel Prize in literature went to legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. While this may seem an odd choice, Dylan's lyrics have long been recognized as poetry. Dylan [...]