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Talking Tax Reform with Nick Gillespie

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Last week I sat down to talk tax reform with Nick Gillespie, the editor-in-chief of Reason.com and an all-around guru of...

Republicans Take a Knee in the First Quarter

BY BOB BARR With college football booting up for another season this weekend, many are hoping to head back to their alma mater for some...

Patriotism And Freedom: A Libertarian Defence of National Sovereignty

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Editor's Note: The following essay previously appeared in our predecessor publication "The Moral Liberal" on August 8, 2016. With the formal...

Patriotism and Freedom

A libertarian defence of national sovereignty BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Three quarters of a century ago, when Britain was fighting for her life and the freedom...

Socialism is War and War is Socialism

STEVEN HORWITZ, THE FREEMAN " planning does not accidentally deteriorate into the militarization of the economy; it is the militarization of the economy.… When the...

Of Green Lipstick and Presidential Ham

BY BOB BARR There was a time, not so long ago, when interviewing the President of the United States was considered the pinnacle of a...

The Real “DarkNet”

Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Fusion Centers BY BOB BARR Earlier this month, I wrote about a case out of Maryland involving a Florida resident...

Congress Gives Uncle Same “ESP” – Enhanced Surveillance Powers

BY BOB BARR In 1964, Ayn Rand wrote that American society was quickly heading toward what she called “the stage of ultimate inversion,” in...

The Washington Post On Dodd-Frank’s Conflict Minerals Fiasco

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Economic sanctions, when they have an effect at all, tend to inflict misery on a targeted region’s civilian populace and often...

India Tosses out the WTO’s Agricultural Subsidy Disciplines

DANIEL R. PEARSON, CATO INSTITUTE The World Trade Organization (WTO) seems on the verge of approving an agreement with India to allow the Trade Facilitation...

Why Ending FEMA Will Improve Disaster Response

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Under the U.S. Constitution, the powers delegated to the federal government are “few and defined,” as James Madison noted in Federalist...

Keep Them Down, Keep Them Dependent

ISAAC M. MOREHOUSE, THE FREEMAN Let’s face it. I’m not that young anymore. I’m also not poor anymore, and I live a comfortable middle-class American...

Sneakerheads

Some teens are trading shoes and learning something in the process JASON KELLY, THE FREEMAN When you think about the ways most teenagers spend their free...

Switzerland Points Way to Fully Homogenized Society

BY BOB BARR Walking the streets of Zurich, Switzerland, one might stumble upon the following ad for an apartment: “1BR/1BA: No smoking, drinking, loud music,...

Senators Forced to Play “Frankenstein” with Privacy Monster They Created

BY BOB BARR In the iconic, early-nineteenth century horror novel, Frankenstein, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, obsessed with the science of life, creates a monster out of...

Free the Poor

Does economic freedom alleviate poverty? JULIAN ADORNEY, THE FREEMAN 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, and many claim that President Johnson’s program has...

The Tyranny of Good Intentions

BY DOUG BANDOW, THE FREEMAN If logic decided policy in Washington, federal spending would be low, the budget would be balanced, the benefits of regulations...

For The Sake Of Our Constitution, Holder Must Go

BY BOB BARR As Lewis Carroll reminded us in 1872, “The time has come, the walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes –...

Why Us and Not Them?

BY CHRIS CLANCY (Read Part 1,  Part 2,  Part 3, Part 4) The study of economics poses many great questions. But there’s one question in particular –...

You Cannot Negotiate With Iran?

RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK You cannot negotiate with Iran. That is what they told us for years. The Iranian leadership is too fanatical, they...

Federal Reserve Steals from the Poor and Gives to the Rich

RON PAUL, TEXAS STRAIGHT TALK Last Thursday the Senate Banking Committee held hearings on Janet Yellen's nomination as Federal Reserve Board Chairman. As expected, Ms....

We Need Meaningful Immigration Reform – Not “Obama-Gration”

BY BOB BARR A sinking boat can be kept afloat by bailing water only so long before it inevitably sinks. Democrats in Congress are once...

The Great Cyprus Bank Robbery

BY RON PAUL The dramatic recent events in Cyprus have highlighted the fundamental weakness in the European banking system and the extreme fragility of fractional...

A Welcome US/Saudi Reset

BY RON PAUL Last week it was reported that Saudi Arabia decided to make a “major shift” away from its 80 years of close cooperation...

With Obamacare, The Buck Never Stops – Bob Barr

BY BOB BARR When Ronald Reagan became president in 1981, the federal government’s procurement process was long beset by gross corruption and overspending. During the...

And Fortunes Will Be Made – Chris Clancy

BY CHRIS CLANCY (Read Part 1) I recall an aged professor solemnly telling us, that the days when a man could start out with only a...

New Fed Boss Same as the Old Boss

BY RON PAUL The news that Janet Yellen was nominated to become the next Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System...

Bob Barr: Uncle Sam Sucker Punched By Lois Lerner

BY BOB BARR On February 28, 1993, 76 agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) arrived at the Branch Davidian compound just...

“Coupon Constitution” Threatens Fundamental Freedom

BY BOB BARR Today, as we pause to remember those who lost their lives 12 years ago in the most savage attacks on U.S. civilians...

Behreandt: Four Reasons I will Not Vote for Barack Obama

BY DENNIS BEHREANDT Four years ago, Barack Obama was chosen to be President of the United States in one of the most momentous elections in...