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Bill Whittle on What We Believe, Part 1: Small Government and Free Enterprise

Posted: September 2, 2014 at 2:15 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

. . . and the horrifying history of progressives throughout the ages.

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This is why Thomas Sowell is one of the best living philosopher-economist-analysts

Posted: August 3, 2014 at 4:40 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Clearer minds have seldom graced this fair planet. The fundamental problem of the political Left seems to be that the real world does not fit their preconceptions. Therefore they see the real world as what is wrong, and what needs to be changed, since apparently their preconceptions cannot be wrong. [ . . . ] […]

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Video: States Run By Democrats Driving Entrepreneurs Out!

Posted: August 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Th evidence is in. The evidence has been in for decades, for those who have eyes to see. (HT: InsiderOnline)

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Obama Shot Himself in the Foot

Posted: July 8, 2014 at 10:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Over the last four years of his administration, President Obama has been desperately trying to establish his legacy. And he hasn’t had much luck creating a heritage that would view him in a favorable light. His failure in Iraq, Syria, and Egypt, illustrates how he may want his foreign policy hidden from future history books. […]

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Who Would Win the World Cup of Economic Freedom?

Posted: July 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

We’re below Chile now, and Algeria is coming up on our tail. Nice job, Democrats (and more than a few Republicans). From the Daily Signal:

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The data are in: Economic freedom produces the best results

Posted: May 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

An extensive review of the literature on economic growth looks at 681 scholarly journal articles published since 1990 that examine the strength of competing explanations of economic growth. The evidence is clear: “the policy preferences of fiscal conservatives have strong empirical support.”

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300 years ago, you would have been poor. Dirt poor.

Posted: May 12, 2014 at 7:55 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Learn Liberty asks, “Why Does 1% of History Have 99% of the Wealth?” For all of human history, people were poor. Suddenly, in 1800, everything changed. Why? It wasn’t exploitation . . . it was innovation. And what promoted innovation? Check it out . . .

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The Economic Lessons of Ghostbusters (Walter Peck is probably STILL drawing a pension!)

Posted: May 11, 2014 at 11:00 am   /   Entertainment, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Innovation . . . risk . . . externalities . . . trade-offs . . . unintended consequences  . . . and irritating bureaucracies! It’s an econ-palooza!

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Schools of Thought in Classical Liberalism, Part 7: What do you think?

Posted: May 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

A couple of years ago, we brought to your attention a great series of videos from Learn Liberty on the basics of classical liberalism (the philosophy that undergirds libertarianism and, in large measure, American conservatism). We included textual information on each video, to help expand upon the themes developed by Dr. Ashford. Here are the […]

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