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Rand Paul filibusters foreign aid, continues father’s convictions

Senator Rand Paul, R-KY, is taking a stand against foreign aid. And he won’t sit down until something is done about it. According to the Daily Caller, Paul is encouraging his fellow Republicans to adopt the policy: “You do not … Continue reading

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Volitional Buffett

An article on The Ticket has revealed that, per the White House’s report, President Obama’s secretary paid taxes at a higher rate than he did for 2011. Also, his gross income for the year was nearly $800,000. He can be … Continue reading

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Liberty: Just A National Fluke?

In a culture obsessed with drama and celebrity, the recent debate about contraception has produced a new set of heroes and villains. The question is: Who are the heroes (or are there any?) and who are the villians? I’ll venture … Continue reading

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Poll: Ron Paul Rising Nationally Faster Than Santorum, Past Gingrich

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll bodes well for the two Republican candidates who have been running behind, and ill for the two who have been on top. The poll, which was conducted between February 2-6, shows Santorum gaining big ground. Voters … Continue reading

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The Problem With Lassaiz-Faire

Entrepreneurialism and innovation in the free market can be great things. They have the potential to increase productivity, manage limited resources, improve standards of living, and perform incredible feats of industry. The concept of free markets is really a perspective … Continue reading

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Reading “End The Fed” (chapter 3)

Chapter 3 of “End The Fed” is entitled, “My Intellectual Influences”. Here, Congressman Paul highlights three experiences from his childhood that carried valuable economic lessons.  They are: coin collecting, selling milk, and hearing inflationary tales of a German grandmother. Coin … Continue reading

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Reading “End The Fed” (Ch. 2)

Chapter 2: The Origin and Nature of the Fed [note: all italicized words are quotes (or grammatically-altered quotes) from the text] The Federal Reserve was created during the “Progressive Era – a time in which business in general became infatuated … Continue reading

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Reading “End The Fed” (intro & Ch. 1)

“It’s the economy, stupid.” The economy. It’s everyone’s favorite topic these days (with the occasional mention of such peripheral things as the overseas wars, the royal wedding, Steve Jobs, and oil spills). It’s one of my favorite topics – I … Continue reading

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