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The Persistence of Poverty

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Poverty is one of the oldest problems in the world. For much of history, it was intractable and grimly inevitable. Today,...

The State of the New German Minimum Wage

RYAN BOURNE, CATO INSTITUTE Germany introduced a new economy-wide minimum wage for the first time in 2015, at a relatively high rate of €8.50 ($9.67...

Ready for Some Good News?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON We are constantly bombarded with bad news. There are disasters, dangers, challenges, and woes. On the political scene, we find perpetual...

Beware! The government will tax you into poverty!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... considering the general tendency to multiply offices and dependancies, & to increase expence to the ultimate term of burthen which the...

More Evidence of Poverty Traps in Welfare System

CHARLES HUGHES, CATO INSTITUTE A new study from the Illinois Policy Institute analyzes the welfare benefits package available at different levels of earnings in that...

Class Warfare One More Time: The Left & Right-Wing Versions

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Looking back on another biennial election, one of the defining issues that separates and distinguishes the statists—the “left-wingers”—from the traditionalist pro-individual rights...

Class Warfare One More Time: The Left & Right-Wing Versions

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Looking back on another biennial election, one of the defining issues that separates and distinguishes the statists—the “left-wingers”—from the traditionalist pro-individual rights...

What work do the women do?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The people here were ill clothed, and looked ill, and I observed the women performing the heavy labours of husbandry; an...

Semicentennial of LBJ’s War on Poverty

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY This year, the cheerleaders for big government are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the launching of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. This...

Eliminating poverty and reducing inequality

Is a guaranteed minimum income the answer? BY TRACY C. MILLER, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Recently, some commentators have been promoting the idea 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...

No Matter the Circumstances, Socialism Fails

Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, John Taylor I have had it asked me by philosophers, "Is this the only way you propose to ameliorate...

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...

Socialism: “a poor, unwise, and very imbecile” system

Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, Brigham Young We heard Brother Taylor’s exposition of what is called Socialism this morning. What can they do? Live...

U.S. Spent Record $80.4 Bil on Food Stamps in 2012

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES The Obama Administration is proudly shattering welfare records with an astonishing number of people collecting public benefits long term, especially food stamps. Judicial Watch...

How do the poor people live?

- Wise leaders seek to understand people and their situations. Jefferson was on a long walk to a neighboring village in France when he encountered this woman. He was always interested in how people lived, so he questioned her as they walked on together. She was all-too-representative of the European poor who had nothing ...

Franklin—The Price of Corn

Democratic Thinker, American Thought While in England prior to the Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, writing under to pseudonym Arator, favors farmers being abused by the newspapers...

Dusting Off a Man and His Classic

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Lawrence Reed In 1870 the sultan of Turkey gave a book by a Scotsman to his entire entourage of top-ranking officials....

Understanding Poverty in the United States: Surprising Facts About America's Poor

Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffeld, Heritage Foundation Executive Summary Today, the Census Bureau released its annual poverty report, which declared that a record 46.2 million persons,...

Self-Inflicted Poverty

Liberty Alerts, CNSNews.com Why is it that Egyptians do well in the U.S. but not in Egypt? We could make that same observation and...

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The Great American Outdoors Act

~This crown jewel of the Trump Administration’s environmental record will bring many benefits~ Duggan Flanakin To the surprise of most Americans, and the consternation of many...

Gratitude Expressed for an Empty Peanut Butter Jar

BY T.F. STERN In keeping with the Prophet’s challenge to express our gratitude each day some folks have been sharing their Testimony of the Gospel...

Preventing future forest infernos

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Getting past the climate scapegoat, and taking steps that could actually make a difference~ The 2020 fire season is nearing its end. But...

Is it really over?

BY T.F. STERN I read a comment issued by an old friend who happens to be a Biden supporter.  She was gloating, as if her...