K. Lloyd Billingsley | Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM PST | Comments Off on FAA Puts “Diversity” Over Safety
According to news reports, during the Obama administration, the Federal Aviation Administration diluted standards for air traffic controllers by screening out applicants competent in science and even those with experience as pilots.
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John R. Graham | Tuesday August 11, 2015 at 4:00 AM PST | Comments Off on Obama Supports Worker Freedom?
Occupational licensing occurs when the state government legislates that a person cannot practice a trade—for example, law, medicine, or hair-braiding—without a license. For years, libertarian and conservative researchers have recognized that occupational licensing increases costs and reduces choices for consumers, and prevents entrepreneurs from entering the market. Now look who’s joined the ranks of...
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Tags: economic liberty, labor market, Obama administration, Occupational licensing
Anthony Gregory | Wednesday April 27, 2011 at 10:57 AM PST | 1 Comment
The newest round of WikiLeaks revelations unearths troubling facts about the U.S. prison facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Operating for more than nine years now, the prison camp was originally said to be holding “the worst of the worst”—terrorists of the same moral plane and dangerousness as those who committed the attacks of 9/11....
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Tags: 9/11, Abdullah Mehsud, Afghanistan, Civil Liberties, Enemy Combatants, Extreme Reaction Force, jihadist, Law, Middle East, Military, Morality, Obama administration, Osama bin Laden, Pakistan, Pakistani Army, Personal Liberty, Presidential Power, prison camp, Privacy, renditioning, Said Mohammed Alam Shah, Taliban, Terrorism, terrorists, The State, Torture, Transparency, War, war on terror, WikiLeaks
Robert Higgs | Friday January 9, 2009 at 6:16 PM PST | 13 Comments
According to a report just released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), “the [federal budget] deficit this year will total $1.2 trillion, or 8.3 percent of GDP.” This seems about right for a banana republic. The bad news is that neither commercial banana cultivation nor a republican form of government has proved viable in this...
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Tags: Bailouts, Budget and Tax Policy, Congressional Budget Office, Economics, Fannie Mae, federal budget, federal spending, Freddie Mac, GDP, Money and Banking, Obama administration, Politics, The State