This article, written by Ludwig von Mises Institute associate scholar and associate professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Philipp Bagus, was originally published by the Institute on Dec. 13. A paper currency system contains the seeds of its own destruction. The temptation for the monopolist money producer to increase the money supply is almost irresistible. […]
A week from now, the Federal Reserve System will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding. Resulting from secret negotiations between bankers and politicians at Jekyll Island, Ga., the Fed’s creation established a banking cartel and a board of government overseers that has grown ever stronger through the years. One would think this anniversary would […]
Santa Claus is too old and too white — but mostly just too white. That is the opinion expressed in a recent column by Slate culture blogger Alisha Harris, who recounted her painful feelings of being disenfranchised each Christmas as a black girl growing up in a world full of mostly white Santa Clauses.
Last week, Lt. Col. Robert Bateman, who has billed himself as “an infantryman, historian and prolific writer,” wrote a blog post for Esquire, breathlessly exclaiming that a comprehensive gun-grab in the United States is long overdue. His argument is idiotic on its face.
When a New York Times photojournalist accused Barack Obama’s White House of controlling the media like Russia does, Press Secretary Jay Carney laughed in his face. What more should we expect from such a scandal-plagued, secretive Administration?
According to 1,000 pages of heavily redacted classified files recently released by the Administration of Barack Obama, the National Security Agency almost always collected data not authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Last week, President Barack Obama traveled to Texas in an attempt to put pressure on Governor Rick Perry to agree to the Federal Medicaid expansion under Obamacare. His strong-arm tactics are troubling enough, but it’s what the President said about the Nation’s court system during the trip that should worry conservatives.
A young married couple recently told me they’re trying to figure out how to make less money so they can qualify for a subsidy in order to make the Affordable Care Act “affordable” for them. Around the same time, and half a continent away, the San Francisco Chronicle published a story that reveals many middle-class Americans are awakening to the same dilemma.
In a speech last week, Senator Ted Cruz, who has earned a reputation for being hated by Democrats and Republican Party elders alike, wasted no time criticizing the White House and his GOP detractors, sending a message that he’s on a mission to change the way Washington works to the benefit of conservatism.
It’s a shame that a rapper had to say it, rather than a member of Congress, but Nelly made a good point in a recent interview: If the government is shut down because Federal officials can’t seem to manage the funds with which they are entrusted, why should Americans be forced to pay taxes for the duration of the government shutdown?