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What if the NFL Played by Teachers' Rules? by Fran Tarkenton

Imagine a league where players who make it through three seasons could never be cut from the roster.

Imagine the National Football League in an alternate reality. Each player's salary is based on how long he's been in the league. It's about tenure, not talent. The same scale is used for every player, no matter whether he's an All-Pro quarterback or the last man on the roster. For every year a player's been in this NFL, he gets a bump in pay. The only difference between Tom Brady and the worst player in the league is a few years of step increases.

LP Monday Message: A new year of government spending

October 3, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The U.S. government's fiscal year ended last Friday. (That was FY 2011.)

Republicans took over the U.S. House last November, and as a result, government spending finally dropped.

Whoops! I have that wrong. Government spending actually increased!

They haven't reported the final numbers yet, but FY 2010 spending was $3.456 trillion, and FY 2011 spending was most recently projected to come in at $3.597 trillion. That's a 4% increase.

The Kauffman Foundation shows how startup businesses are responsible for nearly all new jobs in the United States.

Among the points it makes creatively: Of the 3 million new jobs that are created in a typical year, nearly every one is at a firm that’s been in existence five years or less.  These are real jobs, not government make work, jobs.

Libertarian Ken Moellman in televised debate

Libertarian candidate Ken Moellman, running for State Treasurer of Kentucky, participated in a televised debate on September 12.

Watch the KET debate.

Immigration Policy: Overview - Prof. Bryan Caplan

 "Why do you want to send a person back to Honduras when he was perfectly happy here and had a job here? What is the point of this?"

Are Libertarians too extreme?

Sometimes we hear that Libertarians are "too extreme." What do you think? Vote in our poll.

Ponzi on the Potomac by Steve Stanek of the Heartland Institute

Ida May Fuller worked as a schoolteacher and secretary during her long life - a life without marriage, children, political power or business influence yet a life that achieved one of the greatest returns on investment in American history.

The woman who came to be known to family and friends in Brattleboro, Vt., as “Aunt Ida” turned less than $25 into nearly $23,000.

LP Monday Message: Americans are upset

September 26, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

This poll shows a record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with how our country is being governed. Count me as one of the 81%.

Freedom would provide the best environment for job growth, economic security, innovation, and the pursuit of happiness. Libertarians know that, but not enough others know it.

Is drug legalization going mainstream?

Mainstream America may be catching up with the Libertarian Party on the issue of ending drug prohibition.

The Hill reports that legalizing marijuana is the most popular online petition currently being presented to the White House.

Also, on November 15, the Cato Institute is holding a conference titled "Ending the Global War on Drugs."

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