YAL in Action

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Tag: Government
  • Who is to blame for student debt and increasing tuition costs?

    Recently the student newspaper at Cleveland State University asked students to talk about their thoughts on student debt and increasing tuition costs. A lot of them thought education should be free and saw government involvement as a good thing. However; I see government involvement as part of the problem. The student loan crisis is a …

  • One Little Change

    There is just one little change you can make to the language you use in discussing politics, history, and current events that will dramatically improve the precision of your thought, the clarity of your communication, and the effectiveness of your message. That one little change is to stop saying “we” or “America” when you really …

  • Congratulations to Belgium!

    Today, Belgium broke the world record for longest time without a central government.   What’s even better is that the Belgian people have arguably benefitted tremendously from living without the yoke of a central government for the last 249 days.  A blogger at DirectDemocracyUK.com notes that, as Belgians look to regional governments to take over …

  • What do the government and Miley Cyrus have in common?

    What do the government and Miley Cyrus have in common? Apparently they both cannot be tamed. Miley Cyrus just released a new music video for her song “Can’t Be Tamed.” Throughout the video Ms. Cyrus is referring to how nobody can hold her back and she’s going to do whatever she wants. It makes me …

  • Hating the Government Finally Goes Mainstream

    From the Washington Examiner: By: Chris Stirewalt Political EditorApril 15, 2010 Three years ago, the Republican establishment piled scorn on the presidential candidacy of Ron Paul. Today, he is in a statistical tie with President Obama in 2012 polling. His son, an ophthalmologist who has never run for elective office, is well ahead of not …

  • Wake YAL Talks about the Fed and Kittens

    I gave a talk at the April 8 meeting of Wake YAL on the Federal Reserve entitled “A Case Against the Federal Reserve,” of which the video is posted below.  My goal was to simply lay out two base arguments against the Federal Reserve — that it is a root cause of the disastrous boom-bust …

  • Logic vs. Government

    My latest column at the Daily Caller analyzes the logical fallacies contained in base progressive thought, using Jon Stewart‘s recent critique of libertarians as a perfect example of an illogical progressive argument, and then applies this analysis to the recent healthcare bill. …An analysis of the history of government reveals that even government actions with good …

  • Kevin Carson: The Founders Were Extremists

    And they were right.  Carson comments on the fact that questioning the government, a concept that is simply unbelievable to many in our day in age, is the very principle upon which our country was founded.  He writes: …Today I heard Bart Stupak, referring to Michelle Bachmann’s allusion to Jefferson (“it’s a good thing to …

  • So now you’re mad at the government?

    My column this week at the Daily Caller is a challenge to moderates and moderate conservatives to see that the recent government actions on healthcare are really just one more action in a pattern of government being far too involved in our economy and our lives. …It seems to me that such (anti-healthcare) protests are …

  • The Delusion of Modern Liberals

    There’s an old saying about the definition of a liberal, as opposed to a radical:  a liberal is someone who thinks the system is broken and needs to be fixed, whereas a radical understands it’s working the way it’s supposed to … A liberal who doesn’t think the system is working, doesn’t understand what it’s supposed …