Where’s Hillary? Backing your way into the presidency

Leading presidential candidate Hillary Clinton apparently doesn’t like holding press conferences. They’re too messy. They’re too unpredictable. This is what she seems to believe. The give and take of open ended questions of the press conference from all sorts of different news organizations could embarrass her—especially if someone asks direct questions about her foundation, her…

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A Vote for Freedom and Sanity: A very different choice from Clinton and Trump

I’m voting for the Gary Johnson/William Weld libertarian ticket this fall because I want less government—much less—and because I am sick of career pols and wild men who want to run every aspect of my life. Both Johnson and Weld stand for limited government. This is a concept that is so old that, for many…

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Don’t Fall into the American Two Party Oligopoly Trap: Alternatives to Political Disaster this fall

Get ready for the worst, voters. It will be coming very soon and it will be brought to you by well-meaning friends and neighbors, who will appeal to your “patriotism” or “civic duty” or other such moonshine. Millions of dissatisfied American voters will hear this again and again between now and the first Tuesday in…

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They Come “Straight from Hell.” The latest from the two main U.S. presidential hopefuls, flawed candidates, either of whom can only bring us misery.

Donald Trump, who this blog has consistently criticized, is right on one point. Recently, he proposed a simplified flat tax code. It would cut the number of brackets and generally reduce most peoples’ taxes as well as the corporate tax rate. The goal of such a system is to encourage, not discourage, work, whether you’re…

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It’s the Great Dream that Never Happens for Millions: Sometimes dreams can come true. Here’s how.

The seemingly impossible goal for millions of people looking for a first home is not impossible. That’s even though for most of them the down payment seems daunting. It requires a plan and the discipline to stick to that plan. For millions of Americans and Europeans, especially those who live in big expensive cities, the…

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The New Thrift: Revising Benjamin Franklin in an era of runaway government

“A penny saved is a penny earned,” Benjamin Franklin. That piece of wisdom should be revised in an era when most welfare state governments tax every bit of economic activity, especially earnings. Say you save. You save a thousand dollars by finding a way to avoid spending on something because you discover you don’t need…

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