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Month: October 2020

Nine Covid Facts: A Pandemic of Fearmongering and Ignorance
Ron Paul Institute

Nine Covid Facts: A Pandemic of Fearmongering and Ignorance

by Jeff Harris Ever since the alleged pandemic erupted this past March the mainstream media has spewed a non-stop stream of misinformation that appears to be laser focused on generating maximum fear among the citizenry. But the facts and the science simply don’t support the grave picture painted of a deadly virus sweeping the land.  Yes we do have a pandemic, but it’ a pandemic of ginned up pseudo-science masquerading as unbiased fact. Here are nine facts backed up with data, in many cases from the CDC itself that paints a very different picture from the fear and dread being relentlessly drummed into the brains of unsuspecting citizens.  1) The PCR test is practically useless According to an article in the New York Times August 29th 2020 testing for the Cov...
On Injustice (Answering Doug Wilson, Part 2)
Libertarian Christians

On Injustice (Answering Doug Wilson, Part 2)

by Dr. Norman Horn I am very pleased to post this week a series of articles authored by our good friends Joseph Knowles, Terry Gant, and Jeff Wright in response to theologian Doug Wilson’s recent article against libertarianism. While I had intended to write something myself, these three gentlemen have gone above and beyond the call of duty and written a tremendous detailed rebuttal. It’s so large, in fact, that I felt it needed to be posted over multiple days to be absorbed more completely. So, here is Part 2… (If you haven’t yet, start by reading Part 1.) What about responding to injustice in the world? For purposes of answering this question, we assume that Wilson means whether one may use violence to right such an injustice. The short answer is “n...
Ron Paul, Featured Speaker at November Event
Ron Paul Institute

Ron Paul, Featured Speaker at November Event

by Adam Dick The Ludwig von Mises Institute is putting on an event on November 7 in Angleton, Texas at which prominent libertarian communicator Ron Paul will be the featured speaker. The event, titled Symposium with Ron Paul, is hosted by Lew Rockwell and Jeff Deist of the Mises Institute. Daniel McAdams, the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, will also speak at the event. You can find out more information about the Symposium with Ron Paul, and purchase tickets to attend, here. Posted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute.
Money Supply vs. Liquidity. What’s the Difference?
Mises Insitute

Money Supply vs. Liquidity. What’s the Difference?

by Frank Shostak In a market economy, a major service that money provides is that of the medium of exchange. Producers exchange their goods for money and then exchange money for other goods. As the production of goods and services increases, this results in a greater demand for the services of the medium of exchange (the service that money provides). Conversely, as economic activity slows down the demand for the services of money follows suit. The demand for the services of the medium of exchange is also affected by changes in prices. An increase in the prices of goods and services leads to an increase in the demand for the medium of exchange. People now demand more money to facilitate more expensive goods and services. A fall in the prices of goods and services results in a decline...
Defining Despotism Down
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Defining Despotism Down

by James Bovard The simultaneous defining down of both democracy and despotism is 2020’s darkest legacy. Voters are recognizing that their ballots merely choose elective dictators who can exempt themselves from the Constitution simply by pronouncing the word “emergency.” At the same time, despotism is being redefined to signify government failing to force people to do the right thing. Hundreds of millions of Americans were locked in their homes via governors’ shutdown orders earlier this year. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said he may decree a national lockdown if Covid infection numbers rise. More than 10 million jobs have been lost thanks to the shutdown orders and countless misery has been imposed on scores of millions of people unnecessarily isolated ...
Unmasking Paul Krugman’s Misrepresentation of Ayn Rand
The Future of Freedom Foundation

Unmasking Paul Krugman’s Misrepresentation of Ayn Rand

by Richard M. Ebeling “How Many Americans Will Ayn Rand Kill?” When New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s article for October 22, 2020 was first posted on the internet that was the title of his piece. Someone at The Times must have had second thoughts about it, because now if you download Krugman’s piece the title has been changed to, “When Libertarianism Goes Bad,” but he still takes a named swipe at Ayn Rand in the body of the article, along with libertarians in general. What are Ayn Rand and libertarians guilty of? Well, according to Paul Krugman, they are selfish, inconsiderate, freedom-obsessed individualists who will not even show the basic decency and social sense for the “common good” to wear a face mask to ward off spreading of the coronavirus. What can be wrong in mandat...
No, the American Republic Was Not Founded on Slavery
Mises Insitute

No, the American Republic Was Not Founded on Slavery

by Lipton Matthews Journalistic propaganda is a powerful instrument of indoctrination. Without evidence, foul ideas can easily penetrate mainstream discourse. For instance, recently it has become fashionable to posit that slavery is America’s original sin. To sensible people, this is a risible claim, because there is nothing particularly American about slavery. But revisiting the history of slavery in non-Western societies in Asiaand Africa would do little to change the minds of America’s critics. A more appropriate strategy would be to contrast the opinions of the Founding Fathers on slavery with those of leaders in other countries. Only after undertaking this task will we be able to judge America. In a larger historical context, asserting that some of the ...
Why Is The Media Ignoring The Explosive Biden Scandal(s)?
Ron Paul Institute

Why Is The Media Ignoring The Explosive Biden Scandal(s)?

by Daniel McAdams With the exception of a few in the mainstream media - such as Tucker Carlson - there has been a total blackout on what appear to be a credible and very damning tidal wave of information on corrupt Biden business deals. Last night Tucker Carlson interviewed one individual in the center of the scandals with first-hand information. So why won't the media do its job and look into the story - whether to confirm or debunk it? Instead, Democrat operatives and deep staters have been brought back to scream "Russia Russia Russia!" Also today, coronavirus tyranny hits churches here and abroad. Watch today's Liberty Report: https://youtu.be/vLNho4h03pA Posted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute.
Needed: A Faith in Freedom
The Future of Freedom Foundation

Needed: A Faith in Freedom

by Jacob G. Hornberger Why is it that some libertarians are scared to death to call for the repeal of Social Security and Medicare? Oh sure, they’ll come up with all sorts of Rube Goldberg-like schemes for reforming these two socialist programs. But the minute that another libertarian advocates the immediate repeal of these programs, these reform-oriented libertarians have a conniption fit. It’s not like reform-oriented libertarians don’t understand the concept of immediate repeal of bad government programs. Take drug laws as an example. Many (but certainly not all) reform-minded libertarians do not hesitate to advocate for the immediate repeal of drug laws. They don’t come up with Rube Goldberg-like schemes for reforming the drug war. And they don’t call for phasing out the drug wa...
Newly Increased Coronavirus Crackdowns in Europe, a Preview of What Joe Biden Wants for All of America
Ron Paul Institute

Newly Increased Coronavirus Crackdowns in Europe, a Preview of What Joe Biden Wants for All of America

by Adam Dick Across Europe, supposedly in reaction to rises in the numbers of coronavirus cases, many national governments are imposing increased crackdowns that severely restrict the exercise of liberty. These coronavirus cases are in large part derived from testing that produces many false positives and that is often conducted on relatively young and healthy people who have very little risk of dying or even becoming seriously sick from a coronavirus infection. Of course, the European politicians exerting their newly increased power say “the science” supports their tyrannical actions. And they will tend to give platforms to doctors and other scientists who back up those claims while ignoring or deriding the many doctors and other scientists who disagree. If Joe Biden w...