The FOMC: Bernanke's Lap Dogs or Full-Time Deceivers?

Top 5 Picks for the Next Fed Chairman … Oh brother.

The Golden Cycle

Ben Bernanke's Real Message for Gold Investors, Translated by John Williams

The Nudge That Will Force Banks to Put More Money Into Treasury Securities

Student debt flunking many first-time home buyers

ObamaCare Rate Hikes Coming: The Young will Suffer Accordingly

RealClearMarkets finally catching up to MCT on the green energy fallacy

dirty work

Central Banks Sell Record Sums of US Debt

It would be very difficult indeed to argue against the proposition that the U.S. economy today is even more heavily controlled, regulated and regimented by the state than Nazi Germany was at the time Hayek was writing The Road to Serfdom. Americans have traveled many miles down the road to serfdom by deluding themselves that the god of democracy will somehow save them from statist slavery. As Hayek warned, 'there is no justification for the belief that, so long as power is conferred by democratic procedure, it cannot be arbitrary …' — Thomas DiLorenzo

Distrusting Government

By All Means, Let's Destroy Marco Rubio. McCain, Flake, Corker, Hoeven, and Graham, Too. For Starters.

Government's Spirit-Crushing Hatred of Lemonade

The real reason Democrats let student loan interest rates double? To pay for Obamacare!

The ObamaCare Flack at Your Dinner Table

What have you done to make gun ownership more difficult, today?

Your Ox Will Eventually Be Gored

The Ominous Parallels

The Grand Old and Tired Party

Is America the Federal Government?

Meantime, are we noticing a trend here? Do we enjoy being constantly on the defensive?

If you play nothing but defense you can't win, because the aggressors face no cost or penalty for coming back again and again, advancing their cause a little more each time. — Vin Suprynowicz

U.S. spy program would have been a "dream come true" for East Germany's secret police

Terrorism As A Convenient Device

Given History, It's Naive to Think NSA Respects Civil Liberties

The NSA Has All Non-Gun Show Sales in Its Files.

There is nothing fake about uniformed thugs doing whatever they want

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Can't Tell You About NSA Abuses

Going stupid … since 911

Empire's Useful Idiots: Tom Friedman and Other Pundits Sucking Up to the State

Ben Swann explains how the US government is arming Al Qaeda in Syria

Richard Nixon: "Anything The NSA Did Is Totally Defensible"

Anyone know if President Obama intends to perform background checks on the Syrian rebels before providing them weapons? — Senator Ted Cruz

When Hunger Stalks

Creating a Culture of Denunciation

Paula Deen, Tell 'Em All To Go To Hell

Riots: Ain't Nobody Gonna Like It

Bit by Bit Strategy

For many 20- and 30-somethings, paying off the cost of college takes priority

Does the Beggar on the Street Have a Moral Claim on My Earnings?

Here's how the Feds do business …

Top things people do to appear clever

Obama Warns Africans If They Get Air Conditioning the "Planet Will Boil Over"

The real purpose of public (i.e., government) schooling is to produce good little citizens who defer to the authority of the federal government. Through 12 years of regimentation within an army-lite structure, the minds of people are gradually molded from childhood to trustingly defer to the judgment of federal officials, especially when it comes to things like 'national security.' — Jacob G. Hornberger

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