Archive for December 7th, 2010
By Lindsay Boyd | Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 3:15 PM PST | 0 Comments
Independent Institute Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa was interviewed at Pepperdine University. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download mp3 file. Also, please see the following books from him: Liberty for Latin America: How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty Lessons from...
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Tags: Bailouts, China, economic development, Economics, Employment, free enterprise, Free Market, Government subsidies, Immigration, international trade, Latin America, Liberty, Mercantilism, Pepperdine People, Politics, Poverty, Property Rights, Regulation, Socialism, Trade, Welfare
By Lindsay Boyd | at 2:49 PM PST | 1 Comment
[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download mp3 file. Here also are relevant books from Dr. Higgs: Depression, War, and Cold War Neither Liberty nor Safety The Challenge of Liberty Against Leviathan Crisis and Leviathan
Tags: Against Leviathan, American History, Austrian School of Economics, Bailouts, Civil Society, Constitution, Crisis and Leviathan, Culture, Depression War and Cold War, Economics, Employment, Federal Reserve, free enterprise, Free Market, free markets, Government subsidies, Great Depression, Inflation, Keynesian economics, Liberty, Nationalization, New Deal, Obamanomics, Personal Liberty, Philosophy, regime uncertainty
By Lindsay Boyd | at 2:41 PM PST | 0 Comments
[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download mp3 file. The Government Cost Calculator is a project of the Independent Institute’s Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation. To find out what Washington’s spending spree is costing you, please go here!
Tags: Budget and Tax Policy, Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation, federal debt, Federal Reserve, federal spending, fiscal crisis, Free Market, Government Cost Calculator, Government subsidies, Government waste, Obamanomics, profligacy, Social Security, Taxation
By Robert Higgs | at 10:15 AM PST | 13 Comments
Sixty-nine years ago, Japanese forces attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, provoking the United States to declare war against Japan. When Japan’s ally Germany declared war on the United States on December 11, 1941, the United States immediately reciprocated. These actions brought the United States into open warfare against the Axis powers and...
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Tags: American History, Axis powers, Day of Deceit, Day of Infamy, Defense, FDR, foreign policy, Germany, government lies, Imperialism, Japan, Military, Munich, Peace, Power, Propaganda, Robert Stinnett, The State, War, World War II
By William Shughart | at 6:22 AM PST | 2 Comments
According to a report published on the front page of the December 6, 2010, Wall Street Journal, Congress is close to negotiating a compromise in which the so-called Bush tax cuts will remain in place temporarily (for two years) in return for an extension of yet unknown duration in federal benefits for the long-term...
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Tags: Budget and Tax Policy, Bush tax cuts, Employment, Fiscal policy, recession, Taxation, Unemployment
By William Watkins | at 5:33 AM PST | 0 Comments
The Wall Street Journal reports: The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether eight states and other plaintiffs can proceed with lawsuits that seek to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by utilities. The lawsuit is part of a push by some states for “greenhouse gas” regulations that go further than efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection...
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Tags: American Electric, carbon-dioxide emissions, Clean Air Act, climate alarmism, Energy, Environment, EPA, Global Warming, greenhouse, judicial restraint, Law, public-nuisance law, Supreme Court, The State