Tag Archives: Principles of Liberty

The Rich, The Fair Share, and Other People’s Money.

Recently, information was leaked from a law firm in Panama showing a large number of wealthy people from many countries setting up Panamanian shell firms to disguise their income and avoid domestic taxes. This included 211 people with addresses in the United States. To a hardcore libertarian like myself, this is great stuff. Avoiding taxes […]

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When a Shooter Calls – How to Respond?

On NBC News, we read: High school student Autumn Vicari told NBC News her 19-year-old brother J.J. was in a room filled with students at the college when the gunman entered. According to her brother’s account, Vicari said at one point the shooter told people to stand up before asking whether they were Christian or […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful.

It has been nearly 7 years since the Great Recession of 2008. Some people have recovered, but many have not. When I say “recovered”, I mean recovered the lifestyle they had pre-2008. Whether willingly or unwillingly, there are many people who have downgraded their lifestyle. How do I know this? Examine the below chart – […]

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Net Neutrality: A Bad Idea.

On WhiteHouse.gov, we read: More than any other invention of our time, the Internet has unlocked possibilities we could just barely imagine a generation ago. And here’s a big reason we’ve seen such incredible growth and innovation: Most Internet providers have treated Internet traffic equally. That’s a principle known as “net neutrality” — and it […]

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Burger King Dodging Taxes, Facing Boycott?

On Yahoo! News, we read: Small, medium or large? The amount of outrage over Burger King’s deal to buy a Canadian donut chain could possibly determine whether the deal goes through — and helps Burger King dodge millions of dollars in U.S. taxes. Burger King’s (BKW) plan to buy the Tim Hortons (THI) chain —now […]

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Ron Paul: “What Have We Ever Accomplished In Iraq?”

Written by Ron Paul, as posted at the Ron Paul Institute: We have been at war with Iraq for 24 years, starting with Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990. Shortly after Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait that year, the propaganda machine began agitating for a US attack on Iraq. We all remember the appearance before […]

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Thomas Sowell: Ferguson and the Lynch Mob Mentality.

  Written by Thomas Sowell, as posted on Mercury News: Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority.   We all know what has happened since then — and it […]

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Welfare Slaves: At Least 35% Of Americans Receiving Welfare.

Potentially the most insidious trend amongst the populace of America is the entitlement mindset. This is a truism; we hear it all the time. That does not make it any less true. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a staggering 35% of all Americans receive some type of federal welfare benefit. And that’s just federal […]

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Walter Williams: Stupid Colleges and Wasted Money.

Written by famed libertarian economist Dr. Walter Williams, as posted on LewRockwell.com: According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state residents. Many schools, such as Columbia University and George Washington University, charge yearly tuition […]

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They’re Reading Your E-Mail: Court Upholds Snooping.

On ComputerWorld.com, we read: In a decision that could have broad privacy implications, a federal court in New York Thursday ordered Microsoft to comply with a U.S. government demand for a customer’s emails stored on a company server in Dublin, Ireland. The decision upholds an earlier magistrate court decision. Microsoft’s closely watched dispute with the […]

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