Monthly Archives: September 2012

Why Non-Smokers Should Defend Tobacco Rights

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Just had a talk with someone who thinks tobacco is deadly so it should be banned. He’s not alone. The anti-smoking movement has, of course, become a mostly political campaign set to tax or even ban tobacco altogether. The arguments for bans and taxes are that it’s unhealthy and kills people. The pro-ban camp seems to believe they somehow justify an outright ban if they can prove it’s a poor choice. But the anti-smokers miss the most basic concept of

The War On The Poor And Why It Matters

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It’s time we end the story that the media paints about the radical leftists who are trying to bring socialism to the world. Their party platforms claim to be “for” the poor, and the mainstream media bends over backwards to help defend this idea. But it’s a lie. The only way they’re “for” the poor is in the sense that their policies create more poverty. Their welfare program creates poverty, their business regulations push people from the middle class into poverty,

Peak Oil Theory: When Will We Run Out Of Oil?

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There’s only so much oil. This means we can’t keep producing and consuming more of it every year forever — there has to be a point where we produce less of it than the year before. Some people take this to mean that eventually the world economy will go off a “peak oil” cliff, and then there will be economic hell to pay. These people are popular. I just finished reading an energy economics textbook that had sections which sounded like

Who Does Capitalism Institute Endorse For President?

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About 3 or 4 people per day contact me via our Facebook wall, statuses, or messages, all with similar questions: who do you support for president? The answer is that we will not be endorsing anyone for president in 2012. The purpose of Capitalism Institute is not to become part of anyone’s campaign. The purpose is to create an independent campaign for property, liberty, economic literacy, historical education, and to rekindle the fire of hatred of all tyrants. This doesn’t

The Confessions of a Successful Small Business Owner

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To All My Valued Employees, There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn’t pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is the changing political landscape in this country. Of course, as your employer, I am forbidden to tell you whom to

The Media’s Wrong: Romney Really Paid 50% In Taxes

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Today has been incredibly disturbing for anyone who understands on a basic level how taxes work. The NY Post, Marketwatch, The NY Times, and even the Wall-Street Journal have posted news stories about how Romney the evil robber baron has only paid “14%” in taxes. This is leading to outrage in the middle class, as people realize that’s a “lower number” than what they pay. It’s also misleading. Romney’s overall tax rate is over 50%. The lower-sounding number is being

Secret Tape: Mitt Romney Talks About The Federal Reserve

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Mitt Romney’s “secret tape” that was published this week had a missing two minutes. Romney didn’t know it was being recorded, so he had a lot of political embarrassment. Mother Jones, a liberal website, published the part of the tape to hurt him. Only two minutes were apparently “missing”. But it wasn’t really “missing” it was simply deleted. Except now the full-version tape has been released, and it includes the deleted section. The speech was absurdly candid, and obviously wasn’t meant

Is World War III Next?

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Disclaimer: Absolutely nothing in this article is a prediction of things to come.  However, I am absolutely shocked by how eerily history is repeating itself in our time.  We are living through one of the most fascinating periods of civilization, and not only that, we have a blueprint from the past that has so far, been quite closely emulated in the current epoch.  Time will either prove the following words to be mere chatter…or something more.  What that “something more”

Welfare Rant: “I Am Not Your Sugar Daddy”

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Roughly 1 in 7 people are on food stamps. If you count all forms of welfare, a growing portion of Americans are getting checks from the government. Soon, more than half of the country will simply be living off the other half — not through charity, but through the forced enslavement of taxation. Some think this is a wonderful trend. In college, several girls openly discussed why they believed they deserved the checks and welfare from the government because they

Obama Administration Tries To Censor Anti-Islam Video

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Few administrations in the history of the United States have shown such an outright defiance to the constitution than the Obama administration. They seemingly despise the Second Amendment gun rights, free speech, freedom of association, the right to a trial, constitutional war powers — and the list goes on. But how the Obama administration has responded to the attacks on US embassies is such a violation of the basic principle of free speech, it has shocked even me. And it’s

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