It is time to bring this ruse to an end. Those people's scam should be shut down. Their phony authority to take from everyone so they can use it as they see fit – in the name that they are the nice guys who redistribute wealth while we the greedy b…

On August 27th, the Platte Institute for Economic Research (Platte) sent out an email newsletter with a feature article entitled “The Economic Benefits of SNAP” in Nebraska. In 1996, Democrats and Republicans recognized welfare programs do nothing more than create cycles of dependency. The result was across the board welfare reform. Programs like SNAP are on the march to reversing those reforms.

Charity By Any Other Name Does Not Smell As Sweet

This article was first published on the GiN site on April 22, 2010 and in a slightly edited form under the title “Churches misguided in opting for a government solution” in the Lincoln Journal Star as a local view column on April 30, 2010. We are republishing this article as tomorrow we will be publishing […]

Here at the Daily Bell, we long ago adopted the position that the Great Recession of the late first-decade of the 2000s is nothing like previous economic downturns. Several years ago we came to the conclusion that this crisis marked the unraveling of t…

We are returning to the "Spreading Hayek, Spurning Keynes" Wall Street Journal article to answer the question that Ryan McMaken asks in his fine article at LewRockwell.com (and then answers judiciously as well). We are returning as we…

You need to be aware of the seasons, even if you are not a farmer.
People are moving into their most productive stretches of the year – the quarter from post-labor day to Thanksgiving/Christmas season.
Because of culture and climate we are used to certain times of the year being related to certain activities. Summer = […]

There was a time when the pen was mightier than the sword. That was a time when people believed in truth and regarded truth as an independent power and not as an auxiliary for government, class, race, ideological, personal, or financial interest. Today Americans are ruled by propaganda. Americans have little regard for truth, little access to it, and little ability to recognize it.

Although this little number was put together as a result of the Bernie Maddoff scam, it seems very appropriate, considering recent trends in the stock market.

Capitol Steps is a Washington, D.C. based comedy troupe that takes shots at politicians on …

This story will erase any CSI ideas you have about crime labs and the Phoenix story is not an unusual one. (Recent  Oklahoma story.) Backlogs are part of the problem along with under staffing and under training. This is an … Continue reading &#8…

Glenn Beck’s big rally at the Lincoln Memorial a couple days ago is the talk of the news media and the internet. Liberals are denouncing it, conservatives are walking on air, while tens of millions of people are completely mystified. And with good reason — if Seinfeld was a show about nothing, this massive gathering was a rally about nothing. And while it may have looked impressive, in reality it shows just how impotent and adrift the mainstream conservative movement has become.

We have lost track of the new energy solutions being offered on the Internet, which is certainly large energy companies' worst nightmare. Solutions abound from cars that run on water or natural gas to more obscure and less immediately comprehensibl…

So now the government is to step in and undo companies that are "headed" for collapse. This seems to us yet another step forward into a kind of bizarre alternative universe where free-markets are controlled and free-enterprise is managed. Any…