New study: Government Regulations are the PRIMARY Reason Why the Poor Cannot Launch Businesses

Trusters of the state often decry the gap between the rich and the poor and call for socialist policies to cure this allegedly growing gap. Specifically, they demand ever-more taxation and wealth redistribution, along with greater and greater levels of regulation on industry. But those very policies are the CHIEF REASON why the poor cannot […]

Americans overwhelmingly want a LESS powerful government but are not getting it

Is libertarianism a fringe ideology, pushed by a tiny minority? Since 2002, Gallup has been asking Americans if they think the government is too powerful. Today, Gallup published its polling data for 2015. Fully SIXTY PERCENT now say the federal government has too much power. See here. The view that the current federal government has […]

Average federal “worker” is compensated almost $120,000 annually

The USA Today reported in 2011 that statistically, federal employees are more likely to die than to be fired or laid off. The federal government fires only about one-half of one percent of its workers annually–compared to the the private sector, which fires about 3% of workers annually. “White-collar federal workers,” the USA Today reported, […]

Medicare’s promoters in 1965 promised the program would cut medical costs

When Medicare was enacted in 1965, Congress projected its costs into the future, and estimated that it would cost $3 billion dollars by 1990. Actual cost in 1990 was $98 billion. Today the program costs taxpayers more than $500 billion annually. Government officials consistently underestimate entitlement costs, refusing to recognize that medical entitlements artificially increase […]

U.S. Postal Service Lost $5.5 Billion in 2014; Its Average Vehicle Gets 10 M.P.G.

The U.S. Postal Service lost $5.5 billion in 2014 and has lost many more billions over the past decade. Even as global trade, communications and shipping has skyrocketed, the Postal Service can’t operate efficiently. U.S. Postal workers are greatly overpaid. Hundreds, even thousands, apply for every opening. It might be said that the PRIMARY purpose […]

Law School Professors Overwhelmingly Promote Expansive Intrusive Government

Many people have noticed that today’s legal profession is overwhelmingly composed of trusters of expansive government. Where are the Jeffersons, the Lord Camdens and the George Masons of today? One reason why the public cannot find lawyers to challenge government power is the law school industry. Today’s law schools are overwhelmingly staffed by professors who […]

Tables Turned: Government-Funded “scientists” who sought to have their Skeptics Jailed are now Under Investigation Themselves

A widely-circulated narrative proposes that scientists who dispute the government’s manmade-global-warming-by-carbon-dioxide claims are bought and paid for by the fossil fuel industry. There is a basic logic behind this claim: demand for oil, gas and coal would decrease if government made the products more expensive or regulated. The industry benefits from the spread of information […]