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Day: October 12, 2020

Celebrating the Arrival of Ludwig von Mises in America
The Future of Freedom Foundation

Celebrating the Arrival of Ludwig von Mises in America

by Richard M. Ebeling Eighty years ago, on August 2, 1940, the leading living member of the Austrian School of Economics, Ludwig von Mises, arrived in the United States as a refugee from war-torn Europe. Hated by the socialists, viewed as a “class enemy” by the communists, and despised as “racial vermin” by the Nazis, Mises, like so many others, had made the journey across the Atlantic to the shores of the country that was still considered a haven of freedom in a world that seemed increasingly threatened with a totalitarian future of one form or another. The migration of Europe’s cultural legacy to America Nazi domination of Central and Western Europe, especially after the fall of France in the summer of 1940, meant the exiling of much of Europe’s living culture to the Americas....
Setting the Record Straight on Income Inequality
Mises Insitute

Setting the Record Straight on Income Inequality

by Eben Macdonald Much Progressive thought is based on the theory of power structures. It states that all disparities, inequalities and differences in economic and cultural power in society must inevitably be attributed to innate discriminatory forces within that system. This idea originates from Karl Marx’s theory of Surplus Value: it states that an employer making profit is inherently a form of worker exploitation. This explains the Left’s utter obsession with income inequality: the gap between what an Indian farmer and Bill Gates earn. The growing concern about income inequality rests on three premises: first, that it has risen substantially in recent decades (and that it is as bad as the public perceives it to be). Second, that it can be explained as the rich exploiting the...
Can the Fed End Racism?
Ron Paul Institute

Can the Fed End Racism?

by Ron Paul House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters and Senator Elizabeth Warren have introduced the Federal Reserve Racial and Economic Equity Act. This legislation directs the Federal Reserve to eliminate racial disparities in income, employment, wealth, and access to credit. Eliminating racial disparities in access to credit is code for forcing banks and other financial institutions to approve loans based on the applicants’ race, instead of based on their income and credit history. Overlooking poor credit history or income below what would normally be required to qualify for a loan results in individuals ending up with ruinous debt. These individuals will end up losing their homes, cars, or businesses because banks disregarded sound lending practices in an effort to show the...
Status Report: Nullifying the National Surveillance State
Tenth Amendment Center

Status Report: Nullifying the National Surveillance State

by Mike Maharrey In 2014, the Tenth Amendment Center dove headfirst in the fight against unconstitutional federal surveillance when it spearheaded efforts to turn off the water at the NSA facility in Bluffdale, Utah, and cut off other critical state and local services to other NSA facilities. We haven’t turned off the water in Utah — yet. But we did win some victories. In 2014, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB828 into law, laying the foundation for the state to turn off water, electricity and other resources to any federal agency engaged in mass warrantless surveillance. In 2018, Michigan built on this foundation with the passage of HB4430. The new law prohibits the state and its political subdivisions from assisting, participating with, or providing “material suppor...
WATCH! Lakers Fans Riot in LA After Championship Win, 8 Officers Injured 76 Arrested
DC Patriot

WATCH! Lakers Fans Riot in LA After Championship Win, 8 Officers Injured 76 Arrested

by the DC Patriot Lakers fans rioted after their team won the NBA Championship Sunday night to the least watched Finals Championship in history. The numbers are staggering after these thugs went bonkers after their team won a game hardly anyone watched. 76 Arrested8 Officers Injured30+ businesses damaged or destroyedMTA bus set ablaze https://twitter.com/RealMattCouch/status/1315724976654295041?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1315724976654295041%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthedcpatriot.com%2Fwatch-lakers-fans-riot-in-la-after-championship-win-8-officers-injured-76-arrested%2F Now if this were Trump supporters holding a peaceful rally the mainstream media goons would have 100 articles and every morning show would have been talking about ...
Victory? WHO Official Calls Lockdowns ‘Ghastly Global Catastrophe’
Ron Paul Institute

Victory? WHO Official Calls Lockdowns ‘Ghastly Global Catastrophe’

by Daniel McAdams A senior official at the World Health Organization has come out strongly against the official position of his own organization, arguing over the weekend that lockdown policies are "catastrophic" and cause more harm than they solve. The scorched earth these policies have left behind are now producing more poverty and deaths than the virus. Also today, blockbuster new peer-reviewed medical journal article demonstrates that school closures are killing more kids than Covid. And California Governor Newsome begs people to stay after he's made California a living hell. Watch today's Liberty Report: https://youtu.be/Wxk-96o1tkk Posted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute.
“Build Back Better”: Why Are Both Biden and Boris Now Using This Phrase?
Mises Insitute

“Build Back Better”: Why Are Both Biden and Boris Now Using This Phrase?

by Mark Tovey The Trump campaign shared a video on social media this week, claiming Joe Biden had ripped off a slogan from British prime minister Boris Johnson. “We have a great opportunity to build back and to build back better” (emphasis added), Biden said in the video, dated July 9, 2020. Then rolled a video of the British PM, using the same phrase on May 28: “We owe it to future generations to build back better.” Damning evidence—it seemed—that the Democratic nominee had, once again, copied his homework. (Biden was famously caught passing off a Robert F. Kennedy quote as his own during his ill-fated 1988 run for president.) In fact, the story here is not one of lazy speech writing or plagiarism. The use of the phrase “build back better” by both B...