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Unsustainable: Record Spending Can’t Go On Forever

November 10, 2022 Economy / Federal Spending 0

By: Mike Maharrey The biggest government in history is effectively running on credit cards. The U.S .government ran a $1.38 trillion budget deficit in fiscal 2022 despite government receipts at near-record ...

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The Founders Predicted our Economic Crisis

By: Michael Boldin Did Thomas Jefferson call the economic crisis? “Every thing predicted by the enemies of banks, in the beginning, is now coming to pass. we are to be ruined ...

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How the Supreme Court Rewrote the Constitution Part V: Killing Economic Freedom

By: Rob Natelson The first, second, third, and fourth installments in this series described how the Constitution established a relatively small federal government with limited powers and how President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal challenged that ...

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Partisan Hackery Blinds People to the Real Problem

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently went to Capitol Hill and testified before a House committee. The questions asked by Republicans and Democrats along with their accompanying spin once again ...

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Stimulus 3.0: Who’s Getting Paid and Who’s Paying Up?

March 18, 2021 Economy / Federal Funding 0

By: Mike Maharrey On Wednesday, the  U.S. House gave final approval to coronavirus stimulus bill 3.0. For those keeping score at home, that brings total stimulus spending approved during the pandemic ...

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The Real Scandal of the Spending Bill

December 29, 2020 Economy / Federal Funding 0

By: Ron Paul Last week Congress passed a massive coronavirus relief and omnibus spending bill. President Trump threatened to veto the bill, saying he wants an increase in the amount for ...

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Government Help: Breaking Your Legs and Giving You a Wheelchair

May 18, 2020 Economy / Government 0

By: Mike Maharrey Remember all of the government bailouts and stimulus in response to the 2008 financial crisis? Conservatives threw a fit. The Tea Party movement grew out of worry ...

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Federal Reserve: Enemy of Liberty and Prosperity

November 25, 2019 Economy / Federal Reserve 0

By: Ron Paul Lost in the media’s obsession with the impeachment circus was Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s recent testimony on the state of the economy before the Joint Economic ...

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Are Recessions Inevitable?

September 6, 2019 Current Events / Economy 0

by Ron Paul Stocks fell last week following news that the yield curve on Treasury notes had inverted. This means that a short-term Treasury note was paying higher interest rates ...

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Smoke and Mirrors: The “Greatest Economy” is Built on Spending and Debt

August 2, 2019 Debt / Economy 0

By: Mike Maharrey President Trump has repeatedly bragged about “his” economy, talking about economic growth in glowing, hyperbolic terms. To hear the president tell it (or tweet it as the ...

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