Tag Archives: Welfare State

Foreign aid – the wrong thing for the wrong reasons

By Nathan Barton The libertarian position on foreign aid is straightforward: Foreign aid is unconstitutional. Foreign aid is an illegitimate purpose of government. I am a firm believer in foreign aid.  I have donated to foreign aid projects many times: … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the end

By Nathan Barton According to an Economist story, the “democratically elected” governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico declared bankruptcy on Wednesday. This is a debt of $74 billion dollars, about 100% of the island’s GNP.  The amount is staggering. … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-18A: Government action versus voluntary private action

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  A few stories from the weekend and even last week, which I think you will find of interest.  Apparently, Ukraine did NOT explode over the weekend, although Mount St. Helens is showing life and there … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #13-41D: Abominable Act (ObummerCare) and the “messiah”

Abominable Act (ObummerCare) – The “messiah” in charge Administration Grants Itself 3-Month Exemption from Individual Mandate (CNSNews.com) Nathan: So why are we funding Congress?  Is it for the entertainment value?  The “messiah” can do whatever he pleases, and then tell … Continue reading

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Food Stamps – An American Evil

The Food Stamp Program, originally created as part of the “New Deal” of the evil monster-in-chief F. D. Roosevelt and reinvented again and again by machine politics and a succession of monsters-in-chief like LBJ and William Jefferson Clinton, is in … Continue reading

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