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Sky Rocketng Debt, Job Killing Fears and Wild Democrat Spending

The Blindsided: Free-Spending Dems Rattled By GOP Budget Offensive

Originally Dismissed By Dems As "inside Baseball," Budget Failure Now Focal Point Of Taxpayer Backlash Against Washington Spending Spree

No worries, it's just "inside baseball," one House Democrat said dismissively last ...

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Free Markets Need a Spiritual Dimension

Free Markets Need a Spiritual Dimension

In a recent editorial at the Daily Bell, Dr. Nathaniel Brandon, perhaps Ayn Rand's most famous disciple, wrote a wonderful article entitled "The Foundations of a Free Society." In the article, he pointed out that a free-market approach, while admirable, lacks a certain spiritual element. This is an ...

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Lobbyists Get Their Guns, RomanoffGate and More in Capital Eye Opener: June 4

Lobbyists Get Their Guns, RomanoffGate and More in Capital Eye Opener: June 4

LOBBYISTS GET THEIR GUNS: They say that nothing can get between a lobbyist and his targeted lawmaker. And when they say it in Texas, they really mean it.

A new state law is causing slowdowns at the entrance to the state capitol building, and frustrated lobbyists are taking up arms in an effort to ...

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Sean Brodrick: Bull Market for Gold and Silver

Sean Brodrick: Bull Market for Gold and Silver

Weiss Research Natural Resources Analyst Sean Brodrick expects the bull market for precious metals to run for "quite some time," with gold hitting $1,450 /oz. by year-end and silver at $25 not long after. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Sean sees silver reasserting itself as a ...

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A Primer on Austrian Economics

A Primer on Austrian Economics

[Based on the notes for a lecture given by the author to Young Americans for Liberty at the University of California, San Diego on May 4, 2010.]

The jurisdiction of economics extends far beyond the study of production and consumption of goods and services. The science of economics consists of the ...

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Moonlighting Lobbyists, Corporations' Good Looks and More in Capital Eye Opener

Moonlighting Lobbyists, Corporations' Good Looks and More in Capital Eye Opener

Your daily dose of news and tidbits from the world of money in politics:

Moonlighting Lobbyists

Nearly 160 federally registered lobbyists have collectively raised about $9 million during the past year for federal parties and candidates, the Washington Post's Dan Eggen reports in his paper's Sunday ...

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A Review of Ian Fletcher's Free Trade Doesn't Work: What Should Replace It and Why

A Review of  Ian Fletcher's Free Trade Doesn't Work: What Should Replace It and Why

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A review of Ian Fletcher's book by Stan Sorscher, Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace

Trade is good; all trade is good; more trade is better than less trade; maximum possible trade. This rhetorical progression has propelled policy discussion ...

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The Federal Estate Tax: Will It Rise From the Grave in 2011 or Sooner?

The Federal Estate Tax: Will It Rise From the Grave in 2011 or Sooner?

Special Report No. 179

Introduction
The scheduled but nevertheless unexpected repeal of the federal estate tax in 2010 and the prospect of its reinstatement in 2011 bring debate over the estate tax, or "death tax," to the fore again.

Some of the arguments are new: Would it be constitutional for ...

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Senators Who Opposed Financial Reform Got More Cash on Average from Wall Street Interests

Senators who voted against the sweeping financial regulatory reform bill Thursday have received about 16 percent more money from the finance, insurance and real estate sector over their careers than senators who supported the measure, according to a Center for Responsive Politics analysis.

Four ...

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