Robert Orbin

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Strange 'stone circle' spotted on Mars

A mysterious ‘stone circle’ has been spotted on the surface of Mars, according to alien hunters.<p>The image, captured by NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover, was featured on the secureteam10 YouTube channel after it was spotted by a UFO hunter.<p>In the YouTube video, secureteam10 describes the image as “a very …

The Fall of the Republic

For nearly five centuries, <i>Res Publica Romana</i>—the Roman Republic—bestowed upon the world a previously unseen degree of respect for individual rights …

Political Science

Our Fragile Planet

Let’s examine a few statements reflecting a vision thought to be beyond question. “The world that we live in is beautiful but fragile.” “The 3rd rock …

Keynesian Economics, Government Shutdowns, and Economic Growth

Keynesian economics is the perpetual motion machine of the left. You build a model that assumes government spending is good for the economy and you …

Is Slow Growth the New Normal?

Policy Forum<p>October 29, 2013<br>12:00PM to 1:30PM EDT<p>Hayek Auditorium<p>Featuring <b>Brink Lindsey</b>, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute; <b>Tyler Cowen</b>, …

Save the Knives for ObamaCare: Four Ways to Actually Defund the ACA

So, a band of tea-party Republicans led by Senators Ted Cruz (TX) and Mike Lee (UT) - and backed by groups like FreedomWorks, Heritage Action, and …

Pennsylvania bill would require schools to display 'In God We Trust' motto

Pennsylvania public school districts would be required to post “In God We Trust” in every school building under legislation that advanced out of a committee in the state House of Representatives this week.<p>The bill sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone, R-Allegheny, passed the House Education Committee on …

IRS pays illegal immigrants $4.2 billion while stalling Tea Parties

While harrying and stalling Tea Party groups seeking nonprofit status, the Internal Revenue Service mailed $4.2 billion in child-credit checks to undocumented immigrants.<p>Critics say midlevel IRS bureaucrats continue to abuse the Additional Child Tax Credit program by dispensing $1,000 checks to …

The Future of Higher Education - Foundation for Economic Education

SNAP Failure: The Food Stamp Program Needs Reform

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the food assistance program formerly known as food stamps, has become America’s fastest growing …

libertynews.com

Legal Challenges to NSA Abuse (Laura Donohue)

Pro-Union, Crony-Capitalist Thinking Dooms Another Employer

It’s an old story. A manufacturing plant in a small town announces an impending closing, threatening to devastate the local economy and the many …

Wikileaks In A Box: SecureDrop Is WhistleBlower Communication Tool For Media

In an effort to protect government whistleblowers from unprecedented levels of surveillance, the Freedom of the Press Foundation has launched SecureDrop, an anonymous submission tool for secure communications between sources and journalists. SecureDrop accepts encrypted documents and tips from …

Building a Coalition Out of Chaos

It’s hard for me to even calculate the amount of words that have been used to debate the merits of defund vs delay vs some other strategy. The amount …

Parking Authority, Hawkeye’s only hope

According to the Citizens Voice The Wilkes-Barre Parking Authority won't give anymore money to Hawkeye Security Solutions until questions about its …

Student Indoctrination: The Goal of the Leftist Teaching Agenda

The new college academic year has begun, and unfortunately, so has student indoctrination. Let’s look at some of it.<p>William Penn, Michigan State …

Want Peace? Promote Free Trade

Trading partners are less likely to fight<p>Frédéric Bastiat famously claimed that “if goods don’t cross borders, soldiers will."<p>Bastiat argued that …

Globalization

The Many Roads to Liberty

The frequency and ferocity of libertarian infighting is legendary. It gives thinkers hostile to the philosophy opportunities to discredit it. “See?” …

Common Sense

Tavis Smiley: 'Black People Will Have Lost Ground in Every Single Economic Indicator' Under Obama

PBS's Tavis Smiley made a comment Thursday that every African-American as well as liberal media member should sit up and take notice.<p>Appearing on Fox …

7 Falsehoods About the Free Market

Just as there are timeless truths, there are also timeless falsehoods.<p>Here are a few of the latter that I’ve recently encountered, but there are, of …

Nobel Prize

Americans' Satisfaction With U.S. Gov't Drops to New Low

Democrats remain most likely to be satisfied, but much less so than in September<p><i>This article is part of an</i> <i>ongoing series</i> <i>analyzing how the government</i> …

TV’s Third Golden Age

Programming quality is inversely proportional to regulatory meddling<p>Over the summer, Netflix made history, receiving 14 Emmy nominations for its …

TV

Gun Prohibition Increases the Demand for Guns

Much has been written about the economics of gun control, including Kjar and Robinson’s 2009 article that noted the lack of basic economic …

Is Saving Money Bad for the Economy?

Our grandparents believed in the value of thrift, but many of their grandchildren don’t.<p>That’s because cultural and economic values have changed …