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Day: September 29, 2020

Government Reminder – Taxes = Civilization
Liberty Apex

Government Reminder – Taxes = Civilization

by Judson Crabb With the collective heads of the media industrial complex exploding about the release of President Donald Trump's taxes, I thought it might be a good time to reexamine a few of the quality government programs our tax dollars go to fund. Keep in mind, this list is nowhere near exhaustive and only covers certain expenditures which have been publicized to some degree over the last decade (parenthetical notations are included by the author and are in no way an attempt to shape your opinions on these critical issues). $50,000 on television commercials promoting Christmas Trees at Christmastime (a novel concept)$150,000 on yoga classes for federal bureaucrats (can any of them touch their own toes?)$188,000 on a study attempting to figure out why Americans do not want to u...
The Core of Austrian Theory
Mises Insitute

The Core of Austrian Theory

by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. [This essay is a selection from "Why Austrian Economics Matters."] The concepts of scarcity and choice lie at the heart of Austrian economics. Man is constantly faced with a wide array of choices. Every action implies forgone alternatives or costs. And every action, by definition, is designed to improve the actor's lot from his point of view. Moreover, every actor in the economy has a different set of values and preferences, different needs and desires, and different time schedules for the goals he intends to reach. The needs, tastes, desires, and time schedules of different people cannot be added to or subtracted from other people's. It is not possible to collapse tastes or time schedules onto one curve and call it consumer preference. Why? Because e...
Ron Paul Remains Unstoppable
Mises Insitute

Ron Paul Remains Unstoppable

by Jeff Deist When Dr. Ron Paul suffered a health scare during his live Liberty Report show last Friday, I was perhaps less worried than most of his friends, family, and fans. His remarkable vitality, vigor, and energy are well known to those around him, along with his penchant for exercise, clean living, and light eating. Having known him thirty years, I simply had no recollection of him ever being sick or out of commission. This is a man who had never missed a day of work or an event, at least in my memory. In my mind he was simply always there, a fixed feature of life. So my immediate reaction was to think he would be fine. As it turns out, he is fine. Even unstoppable. In Dr. Paul's congressional office during the early 2000s, his mostly Generati...