Topic: Crisis

Uncle Sam, Addicted to Debt, Faces Future Military Bills

– April 8, 2024

“When the inevitable crisis hits, it will be even more difficult to reach a rational solution. Better to start now with the misnamed Defense Department.” ~Doug Bandow


Principleless, Panicked and Power-Hungry

– April 3, 2024

“The authoritarian response to COVID amounted to the biggest inroads on our civil liberties in two hundred years… the judges were as frightened and panicked as most everyone else.” ~James Allan


Fiscal Federalism Turned Upside-Down

– March 25, 2024

“Federal spending spikes immediately after a recession or emergency, then lowers when the crisis subsides, but never down to pre-crisis levels.” ~Peter C. Earle and Thomas Savidge 


Campus Incitement

– March 13, 2024

“What does it say of such highly respected places that some of their carefully selected students are bigots who want to replicate the ‘final solution’ of Nazi Germany? This is total, complete, moral bankruptcy.” ~Walter Block and Alan Futerman


Childless China: Coercive Population Plan Implodes

– March 12, 2024

“That China’s downfall stems from its own collectivist policies is no small irony, but it should come as no surprise. It stems from the same flawed thinking that led to the fall of the last communist empire.” ~Jon Miltimore


Another Year, Another Crisis

– March 11, 2024

“From inflation to a Fed tightening cycle, to banking losses and now real estate tremors, we again find ourselves climbing tenuously out of one hole only to collapse limply into another.” ~Peter C. Earle


Debt and Unfunded Liabilities

– February 5, 2024

“Unfunded liabilities stress state and local budgets and signal painful future tax increases just as much as bond obligations. Government debt is growing rapidly at all levels.” ~Tom Savidge


Is DEI Collapsing?

– January 22, 2024

“The pervasive cloud of weird, semi-threatening tension which swirls around a modern faculty corridor does a disservice to a long and venerable academic tradition.” ~Paul Schwennesen


Meet the Economist NPR Interviewed to Explain Why America’s $34 Trillion Debt Is Definitely Not a Problem

– January 17, 2024

“Printing mass amounts of money cannot solve the problem of scarcity. This fundamental economic reality, that we have limited resources and limitless wants, seems lost on Kelton.” ~Jon Miltimore


$34 Trillion and Climbing

– January 6, 2024

“The US government will never, ever, voluntarily cut spending. For our self-preservation, American citizens will need to find a means of arresting the Beltway’s profligate instinct.” ~Peter C. Earle


Dollarization Is Not Magic

– December 23, 2023

“Rather than dismissing it as magic, one should recognize that dollarization is a pragmatic approach to restoring stability in high-inflation countries that lack credible institutions.” ~Nicolás Cachanosky


The Coming Crack-Up of the Left: Yascha Mounk’s ‘The Identity Trap: A Story of Power and Ideas in Our Time’

– December 15, 2023

“The threat to the identity synthesis, and the main targets of its proponents, are the old-fashioned liberals, whether they fall on the right or the left of the political spectrum.” ~James E. Hartley