Economic Commentary by Peter Schiff
For years we have been warned by Keynesian economists to fear the so-called "liquidity trap," an economic cul-de-sac that can suck down an economy like a tar pit swallowing a mastodon. They argue that economies grow because banks lend and consumers spend. But a "liquidity trap," they argue, convinces consumers not to consume and businesses not to borrow. The resulting combination of slack demand and falling prices creates a pernicious cycle that cannot be overcome by the ordinary forces that create growth, like savings or investment. Read More >>
I went to Annapolis yesterday, March 29th, to support our Second Amendment rights in front of the House Judiciary and Health and Government Operations committees as they were making their final review of the governor's gun bill.
The experience left me greatly disappointed in our elected officials. In fact, I left the committee room in protest of their arrogance and tyranny. Someone who was there made a video of the moment that precipitated my leaving the room and I thought it would be a good idea to make people aware of the treachery being employed by our state representatives as they strive to strip us of our rights. John Kotmair. Watch the video here.
Florida Sheriff arrested for not violating his Oath to uphold the Right secured by the 2nd Amendment!!! Start a clamor to arrest and impeach Florida Gov. Scott!!! Read More Here!
Like a carefully memorized religious incantation, politicians and central bankers [continuously - continually?] stress how their stimulus policies are designed to promote the interests and prosperity of the middle class. Cynical observers may note that this brave political stance may have something to do with gaining the support of the vast majority of voters who identify themselves as "middle class." However, the cumulative effect of their economic programs has achieved the opposite. The middle class is being crushed under increased taxes, negative real interest rates, debased currencies and increasingly intrusive regulations... Read More
Congress will shut down on Thursday, and leaders have told lawmakers the Defense Department will fly them to Florida for the funeral of Rep. C.W. Bill Young, who died late last week.
Panhandle jury declares suspended Fla. sheriff not guilty of misconduct charges
BRISTOL, Florida — A Panhandle jury took roughly an hour on Thursday to declare suspended Liberty County Sheriff Nick Finch not guilty of misconduct stemming from his decision to intervene in a gun arrest. Read more here.
There is a proper way to educate and there is a proper way to govern, and they are both known. Today we do these things in a different way, which presents a serious and perhaps fatal problem for our country. But repair is possible.
Take education first. The word "education" comes from a Latin word meaning "to lead forth." And if you think about it, "forth" is a value-laden term. Which way is forth? The Bible tells us to "raise up a child in the way he should go." But which way should he go? How does one come to know the answer to that? After almost 14 years as a college president I'm an expert on young people between 18 and 22, and I can tell you that if you ask a young person today which way is the right way to go, more often than not he or she will answer: "It depends on which way you want to go." Young people today give that answer because they've been taught to give that answer. But it's the wrong answer, and the activity of getting from there to the right answer—the activity of coming to know which way is the right way—is education. Thus "to lead forth."
by Sheldon Richman
The conflict in Ukraine has prompted several level-headed commentators to point out that, of all governments, the U.S. government is in no position to lecture Russia about respecting other nations’ borders. When Secretary of State John Kerry said on Meet the Press, “This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext.… You just don’t invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests,” one of those commentators, Ivan Eland, responded, Read more on fff.org
by Mike Nixson
I am watching the remake of the series Cosmos. Carl Sagan, the host of the original series is a hard act to follow. He had the science down right but there was a real passion in his serach for not only facts but the truth and the process for getting there. Neil deGrasse Tyson does a good job in the new series although he won't be imitated as effectively. For a lot of believers it brings up a lot of disturbing and challenging issues, not the least of which is how to reconcile the interpretations of a book written by errant men with an observable universe created by an inerrant God. Many opt to accept interpretations that contradict the empirical evidence of God's handiwork. I think there is a name for that.
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