How would a Libertarian country work?

Seems that Libertarianism would work in a small community of about 400 people that knew each other. They might tell each other who is trustworthy. "Roderick Long defines libertarianism as "any political position that advocates a radical...

Greetings From The Welfare

Our current government is imperfect and we should always work to make it better, but eliminating protections for people i.e. the social safety net would have a long term debilitating effect.  Class consciousness has been brought to the fore today more...

Rehashing Republican loss

Laura Hollis is a TownHall columnist and seemingly employed as a part-time professor in several jobs at Notre Dame that has tentacles in other universities as an advisory to enterpreneurs. She makes the usual half-sense regurgitating the party line...

Gun control questions.

A question: How often does a citizens gun save him from crime? I mean, that's the theory, no, of why people want their guns, for self protection? So, I'm just spitballing here, but I've heard there are about 10,000 gun deaths a year in the States....

Here's another reminder for our American friends.

It's too late to affect votes, but I think you made the right choice anyway. This is a refresher regarding taxes and deficits: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/tax-reform/report/2012/12/04/46689/reforming-our-tax-system-reducing-our-deficit/

Counterintuitive: rates down = revenue up

Here are a series of charts compiled by Paul Sperry in Investor's Business Daily, with all the figures coming from Geithner's Treasury Department.  The information is also contained in a report provide by Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner to...

Nobody likes sending their friends to prison

The banking giant HSBC has escaped indictment for laundering billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels and groups linked to al-Qaeda. In spite of the massive amounts of evidence and even the admission from top banking executives, the U.S....

The insurance state vs the state of anxiety.

Early civilizations erected solar and lunar prediction temples to assure that planting and harvesting times could be assured. We kept stories of Egypt building grain storages to feed in times after harvest. When more recent civilizations, built upon...

What have the Koch brothers done for us lately?

The top five air polluters among large corporations are: the German-owned Bayer Group, General Electric Co., Precision Castparts, Koch Industries, and SPX Corp. http://www.peri.umass.edu/toxic_press/   Why have the Koch brothers been so...

Republicans Filibuster Own Bill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a brilliant show of strategy introduced legislation to raise the debt ceiling on Thursday. This proposal would have given the president the authority to raise the federal debt ceiling on his own. He...