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Thursday August 27th 2015

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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

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How to Outsource Your Compassion to the Government

How to Outsource Your Compassion to the Government

Economic Intervention Punishes Those Who Help Most ROBERT P. MURPHY, THE FREEMAN I saw the mom and her two little kids camped out in the shopping center parking lot. She held a sign asking for help to feed them. I bought some oranges and bananas for them. Imagine if someone from the government had swooped in to explain that my bag of [...]

Capitalist Theory Is Better Than Socialist Reality

Capitalist Theory Is Better Than Socialist Reality

In This Case, Turnabout Is Fair Play SANDY IKEDA, THE FREEMAN Tell someone on the left that crony capitalism is not the same as the free market and they’ll often respond that capitalism as it really exists is crony capitalism. They will say that there has never been an instance of capitalism in which government-sponsored or [...]

The Many Problems of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Climate Regulations: A Primer

The Many Problems of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Climate Regulations: A Primer

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract No matter one’s personal opinions on the climate effects of man-made greenhouse emissions, the Obama Administration’s proposed climate-change regulations will exact a high price on Americans and have a negligible impact—if any—on global temperatures. The EPA has already put into place several [...]

Farewell to Cash?

Farewell to Cash?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Talk about a possible “cashless society” has been around for years. The crucial question for our economic well-being is whether we evolve away from the use of cash voluntarily (which will happen if superior alternatives are developed—such as something along the lines of Bitcoin) or involuntarily, as the result of [...]

Obama and EPA imperil minority welfare

Obama and EPA imperil minority welfare

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and ROGER BEZDEK ~“Clean Power Plan” would bring imaginary benefits – and real health and welfare damage~ The Obama Environmental Protection Agency and environmental activists frequently claim that climate change will disproportionately affect poor and minority communities. In their view, this justifies unprecedented [...]

When Battling the Government In Court, What Are You Free To Say in the Press?

When Battling the Government In Court, What Are You Free To Say in the Press?

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Readers who follow the battles over forfeiture law may recall the recent case in which a North Carolina convenience store owner from whom the government had seized $107,000 without any showing of wrongdoing decided to fight the case in the press as well as in court, backed by the Institute for Justice. Lyndon [...]

Is Obama To Blame For Weak Economic Growth?

Is Obama To Blame For Weak Economic Growth?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON A political science colleague sent me an article documenting President Obama’s dismal economic record, and he asked me for added details and perspective. Here goes: True, economic growth under Obama has been sluggish, fitful, faltering, historically weak, etc. However, if you look at the charts in the article (see [...]

Will Seizure of Russian Assets Hasten Dollar Decline?

Will Seizure of Russian Assets Hasten Dollar Decline?

RON PAUL, RON PAUL INSTITUTE While much of the world focused last week on whether or not the Federal Reserve was going to raise interest rates, or whether the Greek debt crisis would bring Europe to a crisis, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague awarded a $50 billion judgment to shareholders of the former oil company Yukos in their [...]

The Grey Lady’s School Choice Confusion

The Grey Lady’s School Choice Confusion

JASON BEDRICK, CATO INSTITUTE In recent weeks, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has ramped up his campaign to pass the Parental Choice in Education Act, which would expand educational opportunity for tens of thousands of low-income students in New York. In addition to increasing funding for public schools, the proposal would grant tax credits worth 75 [...]

The green mirage – and con job

The green mirage – and con job

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and TOM TAMARKIN ~Musk, Schmidt, Simons and billionaire buddies build empire based on climate and energy BS~ Elon Musk and his fellow barons of Climate Crisis, Inc. recently got a huge boost from Pope Francis. Musk et al. say fossil fuels are causing unprecedented warming and weather disasters. The Pope agrees and says [...]

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