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Alone in the Universe – What this means for our lives today

By Arthur Middleton Hughes We live in a universe in which there are hundreds of billions of stars located in billions of galaxies.  Most of these stars have planets whizzing around them. None of these planets, save ours, have intelligent … Continue reading

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Regulations that keep employers from hiring

By Arthur Middleton Hughes Why is unemployment still over 9%? You can hear all sorts of Keynesian explanations which boil down to “The Federal Government is not spending enough.”   But we went deeply into debt to spend $871 billion on … Continue reading

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Antitrust is bad law, bad economics, and bad public policy

by  Robert A. Levy * Congress should repeal the Sherman Act of 1890; repeal the Clayton Act of 1914; repeal the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914; repeal the Robinson-Patman Act of 1936; repeal the Celler-Kefauver Act of 1950; repeal … Continue reading

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How taxes cause unemployment

By Arthur Middleton Hughes  It is clear that high rates of taxation lower the rate of economic growth, and that states that lower their tax burdens are rewarded with an enhancement in their economic growth. Income taxes levied on individuals … Continue reading

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Social Security is a Ponzi scheme

By Arthur Middleton Hughes  A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to investors, not from any actual profit earned by the organization, but from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors. The Ponzi scheme … Continue reading

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How Taxes are Hidden from the Public

  By Arthur Middleton Hughes President Obama has repeatedly asked the Congress to increase taxes on “the rich” which he refers to as “Millionaires and Billionaires” at some times, and “people earning more than $200,000 per year” at others.  The … Continue reading

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EPA and Cement: Why we lose jobs

EPA and Cement: Why we lose jobs  By Arthur Middleton Hughes  The recession came about because of problems in the housing industry.  The recession has lasted as long as it has because the Federal government has made things worse: first … Continue reading

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The Global Warming Hoax: How soon we forget

The Global Warming Hoax: How Soon We Forget By F. Swemson Nobody has ever offered a more succinct indictment of the global warming hoax than H. L. Mencken, who said: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the … Continue reading

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Why Government Spending Does Not End Recessions

By Brian Riedl[i] The important question is why government spending fails to end recessions. Spending-stimulus advocates claim that Congress can “inject” new money into the economy, increasing demand and therefore production. This raises the obvious question: From where does the … Continue reading

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Stop Baseline Budgeting

Most people do not realize why it is so hard to reduce federal spending.  After all, we elected the House of Representatives last November to do just that. So why has it not been done?  What the newly elected Congressmen … Continue reading

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