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On Campaign Finance, Bernie and Hillary Put the Cart before the Horse

Once again, I threw myself on a proverbial grenade. Yes, that means I watched politicians last night as part of the Cato Institute’s live-tweeting about issues that were raised (or not raised) in the CNN Townhall featuring Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Although painful, this exercise enabled me to share my thoughts on topics such […]

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Is It Time To Admit Character Doesn’t Matter?

Sadly, this is pretty much true. In some ways, we have been lying to ourselves all my life, and likely much longer. […] Maybe we vote largely on policy or, as they say, an assessment as to which candidate is best for our wallet, but character is a deal-breaker. Bad character equals no vote, it is […]

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Buy Ammo

We talk about problems almost everyday here, and most of them, while we (and you) may know at least some of the answers, nobody is likely to ask us. Not least because the correct answers would probably cost them, at least, some of their mostly ill-gotten gains (Yes, you can easily read rent-seeking and corruption […]

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Watters’ screwed-up world

If anyone needs to learn what’s important to Jesse Watters, this article offers insight into just unprincipled he is. During his appearance on The Five, Watters made it clear what was important to him by saying “Everyone’s now saying, Oh he doesn’t check this box, he doesn’t check this box. Do you know what box […]

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Ted Cruz and Rand Paul Deserve Praise for their Admirable and Principled Opposition to Corrupt Ethanol Subsidies

Because I don’t like their plans for a value-added tax, some people seem to think that I am politically opposed to Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. That’s not true. Both Senators are generally strong proponents of free markets and limited government, so the fact that they have one bad policy position shouldn’t a disqualifying characteristic. […]

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The Big Short and Concussion: A System on Steroids

Want a glimpse of the “powers that be,” American-style? Three films–“The Big Short,” “Concussion,” and “Spotlight”–together form a perfect storm that in theory could trigger resistance. More practically speaking, the films are likely to result in mor…

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