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No, Deregulation Did Not Cause the Recession

Liberty_one

In the wake of the financial crisis and the subsequent recession, many have tried to pin the blame on the boogieman of Deregulation as the cause. Now I've explained many times before why this is wrong because the boom-bust cycle is caused by the manipulation of money and credit by ...

How to Stop a Massacre

Liberty_one

Here's the Libertarian solution for stopping massacres. It costs the taxpayers no money, works everywhere, deters violent crime, is employed in as little as five seconds, is easy to learn, requires no police, and most importantly, protects innocent lives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epZod2qyyN4&feature=player_embedded

Happy Secession Day!

Liberty_one

I just wanted to say happy secession day to all of you here at ljworld.

If Obamacare is Constitutional then....

Liberty_one

The Court's holding on Obamacare's constitutionality was praised by many on the left, yet they may not be aware of the full implications. The holding was that under the commerce clause the bill was unconstitutional, but under the taxing power of Congress it passed the test. Can you imagine any ...

Obamacare Doomed! Here's the Loophole that Anyone Can Exploit!

Liberty_one

Well, I've read around about this decision and the details of the bill and apparently there is a loophole in the law that will sow the seeds of its own destruction. We all know the most controversial part of the law which requires that everyone purchase health insurance or else ...

LJWorld.com political censorship?

Liberty_one

I typed up a post, and the filter would not let it go through. I couldn't find any reason why, so I broke down the post and posted it sentence by sentence to see which one was objectionable. Here's the sentence that the filter would not allow to be posted: ...

Homosexuality and Free Trade

Liberty_one

It wasn't too long ago that there were laws still in effect that outlawed homosexuality. The liberal argument in favor of abolishing these laws was simple and powerful: what consenting adults do is none of the State's business. Unfortunately, many liberals do not extend this logic to the realm of ...

Radical Change in US Government

Liberty_one

Politicians have been ignoring the problem or putting band-aids over for a while now, but it will undoubtedly start to have a larger and larger effect over the next decade. This problem is the massive national debt, including the unfunded entitlement liabilities. Both together total over $100 trillion, an impossibly ...

Common Myths and Misconceptions

Liberty_one

I hear a lot of myths and misconceptions about libertarianism and free market capitalism around here, so I decided to put them in a list for easy reference. 1. *Government is society.* This is by far the most common misconception I hear. The usual way this comes out is in ...

If You Hate Math, Thank a Teacher

Liberty_one

Ever see the bumper sticker that says, "If you can read this, thank a teacher"? Maybe there should be another one that says, "If you hate math, thank a teacher." Why not? If teachers are going to take credit for successes, shouldn't they also take credit for failures? That's part ...

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