Tag: Barack Obama
Charles Peña to Reply to Obama on Libya: Freedom Watch on Fox Business Channel Tonight
Set your DVRs or tune in live tonight when Independent Institute Senior Fellow Charles V. Peña joins Judge Andrew Napolitano to respond to President Barack Obama’s remarks on Libya. Mr. Peña is former Senior Fellow with the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, an adviser to the Straus Military Reform Project, co-author of...
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Jon Stewart: Obama Launches Unconstitutional “Un”-War in Libya Without Congress
“The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” —Senator Barack Obama, December 20, 2007 On March 19, 2011, the exact anniversary day of the beginning of the war in Iraq, Barack...
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Robert Higgs on Why Government Is Prolonging the Economic Crisis
In a new article for the Gannett newspapers, “Is this any way to run a government?”, Chuck Raasch interviews Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the book, Depression, War, and Cold War. With Congress debating a possible shutdown of the federal government, Dr. Higgs discusses why: “The government can...
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High-Speed Rail and the Poverty of Obamanomics
Hard on the heels of his speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in which he jawboned the owners of private businesses to increase hiring in return for federal tax breaks and other subsidies, President Obama has included in his budget request for fiscal year 2012 a proposal to make a $8 billion down...
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Biblically Inspired Verses for Contemporary Americans
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a central bank soweth, that shall it also reap. The legislator that is without sin among you, let him cast the first vote to outlaw victimless actions. Given that more than 4,500 actions are now considered federal crimes, blessed are the merciful federal prosecutors, for...
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Are Political Narratives Falsifiable?
Do election results reflect voter preferences? No one seems to think so, despite most people’s enthusiasm for democracy. Consider the analysis of the recent US midterm elections. The Democratic narrative is that the voters enthusiastically chose Barack Obama and the Democrats in 2008 because they were “hungry for change,” and supported the main points...
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Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Video II
First performed publicly last week in New York at The Economist‘s conference, The Buttonwood Gathering, here is the sequel to the sensational rap video pitting the economic ideas of Austrian School economist F.A. Hayek against those of interventionist John M. Keynes. The original video, “Fear the Boom and Bust,” has had more than 1.5...
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“The Socialist”
From the synopsis for the forthcoming film, “The Socialist,” to be released in November 2010: Every age seeks visionaries to leave, in the wake of their genius, a changed world—but rarely are they found without a few strikeout also-rans getting a crack first. In 2008, millions of Americans thought they had found the real...
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Good Riddance to President Obama’s First Economic “Brains Trust”
Larry Summer’s announcement that he will return to Harvard’s faculty at year end, following hard on the heels of the resignations of budget director Peter Orszag and of Christina Romer, chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers, has summarily taken down the ornaments of President Barack Obama’s Christmas tree appointments to positions of influence...
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Is Obama a Traitor to His Class?
As businessmen, including many who supported Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, continue to go public with complaints about regime uncertainty and its discouraging effect on the economy’s recovery, some observers are speculating that the tycoons’ animus is driven at least in part by their sense of betrayal: they had recognized Obama as a member in...
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