LOGAN, Utah—Over the past decade or so, China’s policy of export-led growth has triggered double-digit economic gains, leading some commentators to predict that the Chinese economy—already second-largest in the world—would soon eclipse our own.
Meanwhile, beginning with the popping of the real estate bubble five years ago, the United States slid into recession. Although the National Bureau of Economic Research found that the slump ended in June 2009, the recovery has remained weak, with unemployment still hovering around 10 percent.
I hope you're having a nice holiday, and I hope you'll have a moment today to stop and remember the significance of Independence Day.
Living in Washington, DC gives me the opportunity to see some of our nation's historical landmarks quite often. This weekend I visited the Arlington National Cemetery which includes the Tomb of the Unknowns. This evening I'm planning to watch the fireworks display at the Washington Monument.
Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, freedom-loving Americans banded together to declare their independence from the King of Great Britain, and to proclaim to the entire world that men were not meant to be slaves to their government.
Today, the Libertarian Party champions those same ideals.
In celebration of Independence Day, and the unalienable rights our Founding Fathers put their lives at risk for, we are asking for a symbolic donation of $17.76 to help continue our new American Revolution.
In this follow up video to The Philosophy of Liberty: Property, we explore Frederic Bastiat's concept of Legal Plunder. Is it ever OK for government to steal your stuff and give it to someone else? Or is government just a glorified organized crime syndicate a la Tony Soprano? Does it really make sense for citizens to plunder each other like competing bands of vikings?
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