Author Archive | Andrew Davis

Bush Gets Ramos/Compean Commutation Right

When Border Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean were arrested and convicted for crimes surrounding the 2005 shooting of drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, they became a symbol of the immigration problems facing the United States. They were given a prison sentence of more than 10 years for what some believed to be them "just […]

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Say ‘Yes’ to Sweatshops

"But, sweatshops are evil!" you say. Tell that to the kids collecting plastic out of smoking piles of refuse in the landfills of Cambodia for $.05 a pound. At least in the sweatshops you don’t get run over by garbage trucks. In a nation where minimum wage is $6.55 (and more than 98 percent of […]

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The Skeptics

Not everybody is pumped about Obama’s $825 billion stimulus plans, especially the part that includes billions of taxpayer dollars being spent by the government in the hopes of jump-starting the economy.  Here’s what we’ve said about it: If Obama’s Plan Doesn’t Seem to Make Sense, it’s Because it Doesn’t We’re Not Going to Spend Our […]

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Fred Barnes and the Legacy of Bush

As we move closer to Jan. 20 and the end of the Bush administration, the push to salvage the legacy of the Bush administration becomes stronger and stronger.  However, even from an objective standpoint, there is little that Bush has done in the last eight years that has made America safer, stronger or freer.  As […]

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Keynesian Economics Explained

The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation recently released a video with Cato’s Daniel Mitchell explaining the failed logic behind Keynesian economics.  It’s a great watch, since Keynesian theory is the driving force behind President-Elect Barack Obama’s latest stimulus plans:

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Is Cutting Taxes Really Raising Taxes?

Are cutting taxes really raising taxes? It’s an interesting proposition, and one that economists are discussing in relation to President-Elect Barack Obama’s proposed stimulus plan.  In Obama’s projected $775 billion dollar stimulus plan, up to 40 percent of the (borrowed) money is anticipated to go towards tax cuts, while the rest will be put into […]

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Will the Feds Bust Santa Claus?

by George Getz (former Director of Communications for the Libertarian Party) When Santa Claus comes to town this week, he’d better watch out — because the federal government may be making a list of his crimes (and checking it twice), the Libertarian Party warned today. "Hark the federal agents sing, Santa is guilty of nearly everything," said […]

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California Case Represents Ills of Direct Democracy

There has been a recent push in third-party circles for a move to "direct democracy" in the United States.  Direct democracy, where the citizens govern by majority vote, is often favored by those who wish to circumvent elected officials who those individuals feel cannot properly represent the interests of every U.S. citizen.  In terms of […]

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Government’s Role in the Economy

When we say that we want to keep government out of the economy, people often ask, "Isn’t that economic anarchy?" At first our "Wall of Separation" commitment (that is, a commitment to keeping a wall of separation between economy and State) may seem a little bit like anarchy; however, we do believe government has a […]

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<p>It doesn't take much to go from "bad" to "really bad" when government gets involved.  This is especially true when those in power have the philosophy that, "If it's broken, government can fix it."<br /> <br /> Unfortunately, far too often government tries to force itself into problem situations with good intentions that have disastrous consequences.  Because many times these consequences aren't immediate, government officials and the voters who elect them to office don't learn from these mistakes.</p>

Calamity and Consequence

It doesn’t take much to go from "bad" to "really bad" when government gets involved.  This is especially true when those in power have the philosophy that, "If it’s broken, government can fix it." Unfortunately, far too often government tries to force itself into problem situations with good intentions that have disastrous consequences.  Because many […]

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Kansas City Star Needs to be Committed

On Dec. 10, the Libertarian Party put out a press release calling the logic behind the auto bailout, "insane." In it, we stated that "it’s insane that we keep going back to the taxpayers to bail-out struggling corporations who, for lack of good management and sound business practices, have become unprofitable." We also said that […]

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<p><img width="250" hspace="10" height="143" align="right" alt="" src="/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/FMH.jpg" />There are many different types of anti-tax warriors.  Some use crafty CPAs to get more deductions using the government's complex rules against it.  Then, there are tax warriors like <a href="http://www.ntu.org/main/page.php?PageID=129">Dr. John Berthoud</a>, who use reason, intelligence and a broad coalition of anti-tax organizations to reduce taxes and cut government spending.  And while the limited government movement lost Dr.

Free Market Heroes, Vol. 4: Dr. John Berthoud

There are many different types of anti-tax warriors.  Some use crafty CPAs to get more deductions using the government’s complex rules against it.  Then, there are tax warriors like Dr. John Berthoud, who use reason, intelligence and a broad coalition of anti-tax organizations to reduce taxes and cut government spending.  And while the limited government […]

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