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  • Lady Godiva coin
    Lady Godiva coin sends America a wedding proposal
    Lady Godiva, 11th Century noblewoman legend has her riding through Coventry, England nude on a horse to protest her husband’s levy of oppressive taxes on his tenants. According to the legend a man named Tom looked at her and the word &ldquo...
  • Wealth Inequality
    New study on wealth inequality confirms what you already knew
    In America, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting more plentiful. That's a fact. Not a "depends on who you ask" fact, or a "depends on who you vote for" fact, but a genuine, verifiable truth. Unfortunately,...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the October 2014 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Nov. 7, 2014 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2014 is 5.8 percent, down from 5.9 percent for September, 6.1 percent for August, and 7.3 percent for October 2013.Total...
  •  Signing of Declaration of Independence
    Capitalism, Morality & Self-Government
    The Reverend John Cotton, a Puritan, wrote in the earliest days of New England, “It is necessary that all power on earth be limited.” This principle became basic to all colonial government and to the United States. Adam Smith’s...
  • Protesters demanding to be paid more than they're worth
    Minimum wage increases to be voted on in five states
    Five states will be voting on whether or not to increase minimum wages in next Tuesday’s election. Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota will all decide whether or not minimum wages will need to be raised. The...
  • Michelle Nunn poses with Usher
    Georgia's Senate race could end in a runoff
    The race for the vacant United States Senate seat in Georgia is currently considered a toss-up by most polls and experts. The seat is being vacated by retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss, who has held office since 2003. Chambliss has been a reliable...
  • SFL at UNT
    Libertarians occupy University of North Texas for a day
    The annual Students for Liberty (SFL) Dallas Regional Conference that brought in over 140 pro-liberty students last year returns to the University of North Texas in Denton on Saturday, October 18, 2014. This is a daylong event and it's free to...
  • Adam Smith-Bruce Yandle
    Economist Adam Smith looks at the 'Bootleggers & Baptists' phenomenon
    Just over three decades ago, economist Bruce Yandle, then working for the Federal Trade Commission, published an article in the journal Regulation headlined “Bootleggers & Baptists: The Education of a Regulatory Economist,” which...
  • Dow Jones rallying over 200 points October 8, 2014
    IL Economics Association 44th Annual Meeting
    The Illinois Economics Association Presents:Illinois Economics Association 44th Annual MeetingThe annual conference brings together academics, economists and researchers from around the state of Illinois as they present their recent research to...
  • Airbnb logo
    Airbnb legalized in San Francisco. Sort of
    The short term home rental service Airbnb received approval in San Francisco today, although it will carry some restrictions. The service allows people to stay in other peoples’ homes for short amounts of time, often as little as one night....
  • The Department of Labor
    New jobs report might be biggest Obama Lie yet
    Many outlets of the established media are celebrating today the announcement that unemployment has plunged to just 5.9 percent. But should anyone really believe this? Left-leaning MSNBC, via their web site, features the headline &ldquo...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the September 2014 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Oct. 3, 2014 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2014 is 5.9 percent, down from 6.1 percent for August, 6.2 percent for July, and 7.2 percent for September 2013.Total non...
  • Four year athletic scholarships are critical improvement
    Four year athletic scholarships are critical improvement
    Since the college football season has gotten off to an exciting and unpredictable start, much of the focus on college athletics as been on the 2014 season and the first ever College Football Playoff. Following the August 2014 ruling by a federal...
  • Ig Nobel 2014 trophy
    The 2014 Ig Nobel prizes are awarded
    On Sept. 18, the 2014 Ig Nobel prizes were awarded to their recipients at a ceremony at Harvard University. The prizes are a parody of the Nobel prizes, and are given for unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. The awards are...
  • Federal Reserve continues tapering, stocks rise, commodities fall
    Federal Reserve continues tapering, stocks rise, commodities fall
    On Sept. 17, the Federal Open Market Committee issued a statement saying that they would continue to reduce the $25 billion monthly debasement of the US dollar, which is carried out by purchasing additional agency mortgage-backed securities at a...