Past Articles


More Drugs… More Drones… More Credit-Pushing Drivel

“Dad, I’ve got to do something,” begins a panicky letter from one of the children. “When I changed my job status I lost my health insurance. The best policy I can find is $550 a month. What should I do?” “Don’t buy the insurance,” we suggested. “It’s a waste of money. Just don’t get sick,” we added helpfully. There...

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The Biggest Mistake Libertarians Can Make…

“Uh, did you sell those bitcoins, like I suggested?” Your roguish economist has four sons. Several of them invested...

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Why the Government Shutdown Is a Good Thing

“Obama says he won’t give an inch,” said a French friend last night. He had just watched the evening...

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Lights Out for Government!

The Dow fell 128 points yesterday. This followed news that the federal government – the nation’s largest employer and...

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The Default Nobody Wants – Except Us!

After recovering from a losing streak in the middle of last week, the Dow fell again on Friday –...

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Are You Feeling Lucky?

The Dow finally broke its losing streak yesterday. It rose 55 points. Gold fell $12. Nothing dramatic. Nothing conclusive....