Students for Liberty: Ready to Change the World!

December 18, 2010
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Some of the most exciting moments of my life have been experienced in exhilarating silence while listening to the ideas of liberty expounded upon by scholars of economics, history, philosophy, and even sociology.  One of the best weeks of my life was the week of Mises University 2007 in which the required readings taught me about […]

Posted in: Student Activism

A Brief History of U.S. Education Subsidies

December 16, 2010
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Having read George’s well-reasoned article on Why Education Subsidies Should Cease, I would like to approach the matter from a slightly different perspective.  This fetish of “universal education” is founded on a big myth, that being the necessity of attending college in order to acquire job-related skills. Historically, this idea is relatively new.  For example, […]

British Students Riot: Why ALL Education Subsidies Should Cease

December 13, 2010
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Students are rioting in Britain because they have to pay more of a percentage of what will give them an economic advantage over the people who subsidize their education. There are massive barriers to entry in the labor market for those who want to get high paying jobs.  One of the reasons for the proliferation […]

Posted in: Education, Statist Logic

Do the Rich Really Create Jobs?

December 12, 2010
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The debate over raising taxes, or letting tax cuts expire, seems to be coming from three different perspectives. 1.  Keep the tax cuts even for the super rich. 2.  Keep the tax cuts for only for those marginally wealthy or worse. 3.  Let the tax cuts expire. Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Network’s “Freedom Watch” […]

Posted in: Statist Logic

The Infrastructure Debate; How Bailouts Destroy American Ingenuity

December 11, 2010
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Federal, State, and Local government have been working together, in recent days, to create what they think we cannot create on our own: infrastructure.  The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act is an example of this type of thinking at the Federal level.  I argue in this case study that not only are these interventions unnecessary, […]

Is Indiana a State of Idiots?

December 5, 2010
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The state of Indiana confiscates a lot of money from us every year to make us safer.  Let’s check out some of the stuff our state department of homeland security is doing. 1.  Encouraging motorists to prepare for winter driving. 2.  Telling consumers to be cautious on black Friday. 3.  Cautioning “upstanding citizens” against malicious […]

Posted in: "Security"

Indiana Prison Population at Crisis Levels

December 2, 2010
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As Indiana imprisons more of its population at the behest those willing to trade their liberty for an illusion of security, a budget crisis looms.  Reports Nicki Kelly from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: In the last 20 years, lawmakers have amended the criminal code 107 times to either add new crimes or lengthen the […]