In Honor of His 103rd Birthday, Here Are The 20 Best Quotes From The Late, Great Milton Friedman

Yesterday would have been the 103rd birthday of Milton Friedman, who was one of the most brilliant economists of the last century. In honor of Friedman, here are his 20 best quotes. 20) “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree… [Read More]

Top Clinton aide reportedly received overpayments at State Department

 One of Hillary Clinton’s top aides was reportedly overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules that govern vacation and sick time during her time as an official in the State Department, according to investigators. The Washington Post reports the finding emerged on Friday after Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley sent letters to Secretary of… [Read More]

How Pentagon war fund became a budget buster Washington can’t resist

The number of U.S. troops deployed in battle zones is at its lowest level since before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Still, Congress has authorized a 38 percent increase in the war budget over last year. The contradiction is the legacy of an emergency war fund, started in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001… [Read More]

Could you live without debt? Most Americans say that they cannot

Michael Snyder | End Of The American Dream, Debt Slaves: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Believe That Debt ‘Is A Necessity In Their Lives’ According to a brand new Pew survey, approximately 7 out of every 10 Americans believe that “debt is a necessity in their lives”, and approximately 8 out of every 10 Americans actually… [Read More]

How to Kill the Summer Job

Jonah Goldberg, I had a lot of summer jobs. I was a foot messenger in New York for a couple of summers. I worked as a receptionist and mail room flunky. Before my junior year of high school, I briefly sold ice cream snacks — sort of yuppie bonbons — on the street for a… [Read More]

Long Overdue: GOP lawmaker files motion to boot Speaker Boehner

House lawmaker files motion to oust Boehner. In a move unprecedented in the history of the House of Representatives, a Republican lawmaker filed a motion Tuesday to remove House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, from his post, in another sign of dissatisfaction with Boehner’s leadership by a number of House conservatives. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., filed… [Read More]

GOP lawmakers introduce bill to give union members say in political donations

 Republican lawmakers took a first step Monday toward trying to fundamentally change the way unions operate, introducing legislation that would restrict how they spend campaign money — and could keep cash away from Democratic candidates in 2016.  Their complaint: Unions are taking advantage of dues-paying members and sending their money to Democratic candidates whether members… [Read More]

Conservatives Are Going After Law Enforcement Agencies In the Name of Property Rights

Kevin Glass,   Joseph Rivers, an aspiring artist from Michigan, had his dreams shattered by federal agents. On a train to California, where he was going to start a video production business, he had his $16,000 in life savings seized by the Drug Enforcement Agency under the mere claimed suspicion that it was going to be… [Read More]

Rent Control Makes Sense Only for Politicians

 So I see that Seattle is considering rent control. For a columnist who covers economic issues, this is a little bit like hearing that residents are debating how big to make the reet pleats on their zoot suits. It’s hard to get economists to agree on much of anything, but as Alex Tabarrok notes, this is an area… [Read More]

Apparently the best way to stop a possible serial killer with a gun is a woman with a gun. Who knew?

Woman who shot alleged attacker may have slain a serial killer, police say A woman in Charleston, W.Va., may have saved her own life and the lives of many other women, as well, when she shot and killed an alleged attacker in her home last week. Neal Falls showed up at the woman’s home on… [Read More]

Iran Can Buy A Lot of Terror With $100 Billion

Jeff Jacoby, As a US senator and a candidate for president a decade ago, John Kerry couldn’t bring himself to worry overmuch about Islamic terrorism. Today, as a secretary of state trying to sell a nuclear accord that would lift economic sanctions from the world’s leading state sponsor of Islamic terrorism, he still can’t. During… [Read More]

FBI: Alleged JPMorgan hack leaders arrested

The FBI promised to be nearing the official filing of charges against the perpetrators of the JPMorgan Chase data breach, and on Tuesday, they made good on that vow. Officials in Israel and Florida arrested four men on Tuesday with a fifth remaining at large. He’s thought to be in Russia, judging off an Instagram post… [Read More]