Author Archives: Jason Hughey

Doctor Radically Lowers Costs… Gets Attacked By Liberals


According to liberals, you are pretty dumb. Of course, that’s great for them because then they get to figure out how they can make you smarter. It’s funny how that works out for them, isn’t it? Well, another liberal statist is at it again. In her article, “Can you really choose a hospital based on price?”

Stop Hating the Rich


I’m tired of hearing people talk about how the rich game the system and take all of our money. Certainly, corporate welfare and cronyism play a part of the present injustices in society. It’s evil and it has to stop. But this general hatred of the rich and of their wealth absolutely has to go.

Gun Facts Obama Doesn’t Want You To Know

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Obama just finished his press conference on guns. It was completely insane and uninformed, as anyone with a background in firearms or the criminology can attest. He proposed everything from over 20 executive orders to requests for all-out bans on some guns. He wants to ban “assault weapons”, ban magazines that hold more than 10

5 Lies the Government Continues to Tell You About Social Security


Two days ago, 87 House Democrats sent a letter to John Boehner about Social Security.  Apparently, they were concerned that Republicans might try to use Social Security funding as a bargaining chip throughout the fiscal cliff negotiations this month.  Consequently, they wanted to let Speaker Boehner know about the concerns that they have for the

Is World War III Next?


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,

Austrian Economics in Real Life

By Jason Hughey, Capitalism Institute staff writer ______________________________________ As I noted in my last article, Austrian economics begins with the axiom of human action.  From this, it derives its analytical approach of methodological action.  When applied to the actual study of economics, this means that Austrians like to get at the root of the matter by understanding

The 5 Basic Principles of Austrian Economics

What is the Austrian School of economics?  If you’re even slightly familiar with this school, you’ve probably heard of economists such as Hayek and Mises.  If you’ve done more than cursory research, you’ve also probably come across some thoughts by Murray Rothbard, Israel Kirzner, and Carl Menger.  You might be aware of some interesting insights

Obamacare: When Tyranny is Constitutional

I couldn’t believe it when I saw it on SCOTUSblog at 10:08 a.m, ET. “The individual mandate survives as a tax.” In those seven words, Amy Howe, the SCOTUSblog reporter who typed the entry, informed the world that Congress now has the “constitutionally” protected power to deny individuals their right to choose whether to participate in

Economics is Not a Zero-Sum Game

By Jason Hughey, Capitalism Institute staff writer _____________________________________________________________________________ All around us, we are surrounded by competition.  One of the most obvious examples of this competition is in the sports world.  A couple weeks ago, the L.A. Kings just won the Stanley Cup finals in a surprising upset over the New Jersey Devils.  Even more recently,  the NBA

How to Learn Economics


A lot of people are easily confused about economics.  I talked about some of the misconceptions that produce such confusion in my previous article, “This is Not the Study of Economics.”  However, the good news is that economics does not have to be as hard as it seems.  In fact, once one becomes exposed to

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