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Glenn Beck is apparently moving from CNN to Fox News. Could Fox be starting its own Liberty Caucus?
Jim Rogers tells CNBC something they rarely hear from their “expert” guests- that the economy needs to be left to itself to liquidate and that the result will be a future of more sustainable growth.
This is not highly surprising, but it’s good to hear the truth confirmed.
Grover Norquist chats with Stuart Varney about the problems with the Marketplace Fairness Act. The interview was conducted before the passage of the measure; however, Norquist discusses why the measure creates a problem for online retailers, which could be left to comply with tax laws in 45 states and more than 9,600 taxing jurisdictions.
Are they kidding?
The latest video from Learn Liberty features Professor Deirdre McCloskey answering the question: “Why does 1% of history have 99% of the wealth?”
She explains that throughout the vast majority of history, individuals earned an average of $3 a day (in today’s dollars). That is, until the 1800s, when the average earning shot up drastically. Even more incredibly, in the last 30 years, the number of people who are as badly off as our ancestors has been cut in half.
The latest Real Talk with Julie Borowski from FreedomWorks outlines the “six rules for liberty” as laid out in Matt Kibbe’s latest book, Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto. She says that with the growing influence of libertarianism, it’s important to clear up some misconceptions about the movement.
There are six basic tenants of libertarianism, according to Borowski:
- Don’t hurt people: Pretty simple, right? Don’t hurt people, and don’t allow the government to do so either.
- Don’t take people’s stuff: The basic principle that “stealing is bad” applies to the government, too. Having the government steal from your neighbor to benefit you is just as bad as stealing from your neighbor yourself.
- Take responsibility: Help people yourself, don’t just wait for some government program to swoop in and “save the day.”
- Work for it: Step up and work hard instead of, again, relying on the government to do everything for you.
- Mind your own business: It’s not your business, and it’s definitely not the government’s business, how the people around you live their personal lives. If they’re not hurting anyone, let them be.
- Fight the power: As Julie says, “Anything worth having is worth fighting for.”
Do you see a theme here? Borowski gets down to the point: get the government out of the business of running our daily lives, and liberty will prosper.