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They Said It… Glenn Greenwald, Jimmy Fallon And More!

December 19th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 25 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) THANKS: “Gas Prices: From $3.68 to $2.53 per gallon in 6 months, Thank You Big Oil, Price Manipulators and Greedy Speculators!” — tweet from economist Mark J. Perry, Dec. 15, 2014. WE HAVE A WINNER: “The undisputed winner in this year’s ‘Worst Idea at [...]

Ron Paul: You’d Love My Government Shutdown

December 17th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 25 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) “The political class breathed a sigh of relief Saturday when the U.S. Senate averted a government shutdown by passing the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill,” notes Ron Paul in a column at CNBC. “This year’s omnibus resembles omnibuses of Christmas past in that it was drafted in [...]

New Study: Minimum Wage Hurts Low-Skilled Workers

December 16th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 25 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research brings new weight to the argument that significant minimum wage increases hurt the very people they are intended to help — low-skilled workers, especially teens and minority workers. Economists Jeffrey Clemens and Michael Wither [...]

They Said It… From John Stossel, Walter Williams, and More

December 13th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 24 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) HOW ABOUT NUCLEAR-POWERED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES: “If they could have a nuclear-powered tank that could fly itself to the battlefield, they’d want one. They’d have a 38-page requirement to buy a chocolate-chip cookie. . . . No one is held accountable.” — retired Marine [...]

Survey: “Stunning Turnaround” in Support for Gun Rights

December 11th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 24 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Good news for the Second Amendment: support for gun rights is higher than it’s been in decades, according to a new survey from the respected Pew Research Center. The Washington Times describes the findings as “a stunning turnaround in how Americans feel about the issue just [...]

Yale Professor: Every Law Has a Death Penalty

December 10th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 24 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Stephen Carter, a distinguished Yale law professor and author of 12 acclaimed books, says he startles his new law students with a vital but little-understood truth about law and government: “On the opening day of law school, I always counsel my first-year [...]

Libertarian Party: Shut Down CIA, Prosecute Torturers

December 9th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Activist Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 24 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) The Libertarian Party says there’s only one way to deal with the new revelations of CIA torture and the agency’s long history of other crimes: shut down the CIA and other rogue, out-of-control spy agencies. Says Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas J. Sarwark: “The [...]

They Said It… From Eric Garner, Ethan Nadelmann, and More

December 4th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 23 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) FRUITS OF THE DRUG WAR: “What has the War on Drugs done to the world? Look at the murder and mayhem in Mexico, Central America, so many other parts of the planet, the global black market estimated at 300 billion dollars a year, [...]

New Ayn Rand Novel to Be Published

December 3rd, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 23 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A never-before-published novel by Ayn Rand will be hitting the bookstores in a few months — the first Ayn Rand novel to be published in over 50 years. According to the publisher the short novel, entitled Ideal, “tells the story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused [...]

Study: States with Economic Liberty Benefit; States Without Economic Liberty Suffer

December 2nd, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 23 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A just-released study shows that U.S. states with economic liberty benefit greatly from it, while residents of states with less economic freedom suffer badly from the lack of it. Economic Freedom of North America 2014 is an annual report by Canada’s Fraser Institute [...]

How Free Enterprise Saved the Pilgrims: A Thanksgiving Story

November 25th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 22 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Thanksgiving Day is a great time to remember, and share with others, the too-little-known story of how the Pilgrims discovered and embraced the power of individual incentives and private property — and how doing this saved them from looming starvation and death. [...]

VIDEO: The Pilgrims and Property Rights — How Our Ancestors Got Fat & Happy

November 24th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 22 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Thanks to ReasonTV for a short and funny video that covers the essential points of property rights and free enterprise we explored in this article. Great for sharing online with friends and family. About 2:30 minutes.

They Said It… With George Will, David Boaz, Judge Napolitano and More

November 23rd, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 22 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) FEDS ATTACK PILGRIMS AS “ILLEGAL ALIENS” “The Agriculture Department . . . stresses sensitivity. A video of its ‘cultural sensitivity training’ shows employees being instructed to call the Pilgrims who created Thanksgiving ‘illegal aliens.’ Of course there were no immigration laws to [...]

Silicon Valley Innovators: Gov’t Is Biggest Barrier to U.S. Innovation

November 20th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 21 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) What’s the worst drag on American technical innovation? According to some of the most creative and successful people in America, it’s… government. In a new “Silicon Valley Insiders Poll,” The Atlantic asked 50 “Silicon Valley Insiders” — described as leading “executives, innovators, and thinkers” [...]

Rand Paul: “I’ll Do Everything to End the War on Drugs”

November 19th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 21 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) On his HBO show last Friday (Nov. 14), Bill Maher asked Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) about remarks he made in 2000 concerning the War on Drugs: BILL MAHER: “You said in 2000, ‘The War on Drugs is an abysmal failure and a waste of money.’ Are [...]

They Said It… With Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Jonathan Gruber, and More

November 18th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 21 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) RE-LEGALIZE MARIJUANA, SAYS GOP CONGRESSMAN: “The fundamental principles are individual liberty, which Republicans have always talked about; limited government, which Republicans have always talked about; the doctor-patient relationship, which, of course, we have been stressing a lot about lately; and of [...]

The Greatest Achievement in Human History?

November 13th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Despite the best efforts of government to restrict or sometimes even outlaw free markets, free enterprise has brought us perhaps the greatest achievement in history: the largest and fastest reduction in worldwide poverty ever. This good news comes from economist Douglas A. [...]

New FBI Report: Savage U.S. Marijuana War Continues, Despite Majority Support for Re-Legalization

November 12th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) A solid majority of Americans now favor re-legalizing marijuana. Many states have eased laws persecuting marijuana smokers, and four states and the District of Columbia have even re-legalized it. Yet governments at all levels continue to wage a costly, pointless, and ferocious war [...]

They Said It… With Judge Napolitano, Seth Meyers, and More

November 11th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the They Said It section in Volume 19, No. 20 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) OBAMA’S ILLEGAL WAR: “The war against the Islamic State is now illegal. The War Powers Resolution of 1973 gave President Obama 60 days to gain consent from Congress and required him to end ‘hostilities’ within 30 days if he failed to do [...]

Your Tax Dollars Paid for Swedish Massages for Rabbits

November 5th, 2014 (No Comments)

(From the Intellectual Ammunition section in Volume 19, No. 19 of the Liberator Online. Subscribe here!) Politicians are warning us that the government is broke. It’s time for higher taxes and belt-tightening. Citizens need to pay more and expect less. But still, our leaders heroically scraped together funding for the most important, the most fundamental, the most essential [...]

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