Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individual or family facing insurmountable financial difficulties or other challenges. How do we know that? There is no history of Americans dying on the streets because they could not find food or basic medical assistance. Respecting the biblical commandment […]

In virtually every political race, all of the candidates running will put out some kind of economic plan. Most of them offer platitudes and vague policy prescriptions, but some of them actually feature a good bit of detail. Regardless, none of them will deliver as promised.  Here in central Kentucky, we are in the midst of […]

A Massachusetts State Police tweet appears to have inadvertently revealed law enforcement surveillance of certain political groups.  Last month, multiple natural gas explosions rocked three towns north of Boston. As the disaster unfolded, the state police tweeted an update from the “MSP Watch Center” that included a screenshot from a computer plotting the location of the […]

Asset forfeiture is the process by which government confiscates a person’s property, generally after asserting it was involved in, or the proceeds from, a crime. Police often seize certain property as part of the investigative process. In many states, they don’t even have to make an arrest. They take any assets they suspect were used […]

On SchiffGold’s “It’s Your Dime,” Mike Maharrey talks with economist Bob Murphy about his Contra Krugman book, how Keynesian economics goes off the rails, the time Paul Krugman ridiculously compared to UPS, the trade war, the gold standard and the Great Depression, Bob’s favorite Krugman flip-flops, and more. Robert P. Murphy holds his Ph.D. […]

Once more contradicting the oft-repeated claim that Republicans are “good” on gun rights, President Trump is poised to implement an unconstitutional federal ban on bump stocks for semi-automatic rifles. From Reuters: “We’re knocking out bump stocks,” Trump said at a White House news conference. “We’re in the final two or three weeks, and I’ll be […]