Monthly Archives: November 2014

What Next? And Next? : A shorthand history of modern America at war, Part II America Becomes an Empire

The Spanish-American War of 1898 was a turning point that dramatically changed America. The United States once had been the avowed enemy of empire. Prior to the war, president Grover Cleveland rejected war with Spain over the last pieces of her crumbling empire. William McKinley, his successor, said he would follow the same policy. In…

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Single people are $4.1k a year richer than those in a couple

A new survey by TotallyMoney.com ( http://petecampbell.com/img/tm-infographic-usd.jpg ) has revealed that singles are, on average, $4.1k a year better off than those of us with a better half. In fact, 52% of committed male respondents believed they’d be better off going it alone. Women, meanwhile, felt more financially secure with another half – 61% of…

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What Next? And Next?(i): A shorthand history of modern America at war. Part I A Tradition Is Reversed

(Editor’s note: How did America go from a republic to an empire? It was a long process that continues today in our warfare/welfare state, a state whose founders included the war lover Theodore Roosevelt. Here is part 1 of a seven part series in which we will focus on how Americans rejected or forgot their…

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The Annual November Farce: Many Americans want no part of it

“It’s a disgrace that people don’t vote,” Mike Francesa, sports radio talk host on election day November 2014 “If you don’t vote, don’t complain,” often heard comment from the political nannies who want as many people as possible to vote so to give credence to an often sleazy system. I’ve heard the above so many…

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The Modern, Expanded Welfare State’s Math Woes, Part II

As we discussed in part one of this mini-series on the excesses of the modern welfare state, we’re all facing more taxes and potential cuts to pay for mandatory welfare programs such as Social Security. The latter, of which I once wrote a small history (https://mises.org/journals/Essays/Bresiger.pdf) has been sold to citizens based on a shakey…

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