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Why Is America Broke?

Yesterday, I opined that America is broke.  Today, I explain why I think that.  Imagine I have a credit card debt of $100,000.  To make the math easy, let’s say I pay 10% interest and let’s forgot about compounding.  The … Continue reading

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Save Us From the…Cabs?

I feel much safer today, knowing that the City of Chicago is busy saving me from…salvaged cars used as cabs.  Turns out that a Chicago cab operator has been using old wrecked police cars and other junkers for his taxi … Continue reading

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What Is an Austrian?

Occasionally, I run across a good popular explanation of Austrian Economics.  For those of you who find economic theory about as exciting as ping-pong on the radio, bear with me.  It matters. At the heart of the matter is why … Continue reading

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I Will Not Comply

I saw something refreshing recently.  A group of people on Facebook vowed not to comply with the new health care bill.  They insist that the government has no right to force them to buy insurance.  I thought that all such … Continue reading

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An Open Letter from Government to You

An Open Letter from The Government to You: It breaks my heart to see Tea Parties springing up all over America–the America I made great.  Ungrateful dogs.  Everything I have done is for you, my friend.  Each “intrusion,” a favorite … Continue reading

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Tea, Anyone?

When I was a kid, we studied the original Boston Tea Party.  I remember envisioning the protesters dumping tons of ground leaves into the harbor and wondering what a mess that must have been.  We thought, rightly, that the act … Continue reading

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The Last Dollar

Imagine the last dollar on Earth.  That crinkled bit of green paper in your hands was once a sound as a lion’s heart.  It could buy food, shelter, and thousands of other wonderful things.  What happened to the rest of … Continue reading

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Bottom of the Bottomless Debt

I love John Prine.  If you never heard of him, you have missed one of the best songwriters ever.  His ability to turn life’s joys, sorrows, and ironies into song is awe-inspiring.  People to whom I introduce his music invariably … Continue reading

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Who Loves Ya?

Love. Is there any word in the English language more misunderstood?  Well, maybe “antidisestablishmentarianism,” but who uses that one anymore?  Love–deep and abiding regard for another human being–is held by many to be the pinnacle of human character.  One who … Continue reading

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Stossel on Rand

…when the Barney Franks and the Nancy Pelosis of this world no longer have a cookie jar in which to grub for goodies, we will have reached the final chapter. Continue reading

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