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Fiat Money and the Promise of Cryptocurrency

by John O. McGinnis Last weekend, I spoke at the Federalist Society Student Convention on the subject of cryptocurrency. When I became a member of the small band that was ...

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Presidential Budgets: When A Cut isn’t a Cut

March 21, 2019 Debt / Deficit / Government / Spending 0

By: Mike Maharrey Remember when a budget cut was actually a cut in spending rather than a cut in the expected increase in spending? President Trump’s proposed budget calls for ...

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Jefferson on Debt and Madison on Spending

Michael Boldin Two lessons for today from the 3rd and 4th Presidents. How Jefferson tackled the national debt, and how Madison dealt with Congress passing a bill for infrastructure spending.

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The “General Welfare” Clause

by JOHN W. BUGLER We Americans find ourselves faced with the disquieting specter of a national debt measured in trillions of dollars: a sum truly inconceivable. Many economists and politicians ...

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How Thomas Jefferson Handled the National Debt

By: Mike Maharrey The way Pres. Thomas Jefferson handled the national debt should be a blueprint for all modern presidents. When Donald Trump took office in January 2017, he inherited ...

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Abandoning Gold and the Constitution?

February 26, 2019 Constitution / Debt / Government 0

by Mark Pulliam Constitutional law scholars tend to focus on decisions involving abortion, same-sex marriage, desegregation, and administrative law, ignoring one of the 20th century’s most contentious legal battles: creditors’ ...

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Your Bill on the National Debt is $179,908: Due Immediately

February 23, 2019 Debt / Deficit / Government 0

By: Harold Pease Our national debt just exceeded 22 trillion dollars.  To pay this debt today each citizen owes $67,033.  Since children pay no taxes, nor do about 45% of ...

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A Corrupt Republic? Hamilton, Madison, and the Rise of Oligarchy

February 20, 2019 Bureaucracy / Constitution / Debt / Government 0

by Tony Williams During the 1780s, in both war and peace, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison shared a number of political principles. They had a similar view of human nature, ...

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National vs Local Government

February 19, 2019 Articles / Constitution / Debt / Plunder / Taxation 0

by Clay Barham If you reflect back on how the institutions of governance grew in America, from 1620 to the present, you will see that National Government grew into its ...

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Full Speed to a Fiscal Cliff: National Debt Hits $22 Trillion

February 15, 2019 Debt / Deficit / Spending 0

By: Mike Maharrey The national debt has pushed above the $22 trillion mark and is up $2.06 trillion since Donald Trump took office. According to Treasury Department data released Tuesday, the ...

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