Decentralization Is The Solution To The Government Shutdown Problem

Decentralization Is The Solution To The Government Shutdown Problem By Ryan McMaken The partial shutdown with the federal government has helped, perhaps more than any other recent political event, to illustrate some of the biggest problems that come with centralizing an ever-larger number of government activities within a single, centralized institution. Were the US government more decentralized, we’d not now be facing a nationwide systemic failure that has continues to cripple the private sector in many ways. Held Hostage by a Shuttered Regulatory State The federalization of resources and regulatory…

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The Shutdown Show: How Sending Out Food Stamp Benefits Early Could Cause Another Problem In A Few Weeks

The Shutdown Show: How Sending Out Food Stamp Benefits Early Could Cause Another Problem In A Few Weeks By Daisy Luther As I’ve written before, the government shutdown is a perfect demonstration of our politicians participating in partisan showmanship, with poor people as the victims of their theater. As individual states desperately attempt to take care of the people depending on them by sending out food stamp benefits early, the theater in Washington DC continues, completely unconcerned about the havoc being wrought. Regardless of your thoughts about people who are…

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Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees

Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees By Ryan McMaken During this partial government shutdown, it’s become nearly impossible to avoid news articles, and segments on television and radio outlining the many ways that federal employees are apparently suffering financially as a result of the partial government shutdown. The stories are very diverse in topic. Some take a “human interest story” angle, simply looking at how the daily lives of some of these employees have been affected. Others look…

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What’s That Buzzing Overhead? It’s An OSHA Drone

What’s That Buzzing Overhead? It’s An OSHA Drone By Walter Olson “That buzzing noise over a construction site could be an OSHA drone searching for safety violations,” notes Littler Mendelson lawyer Tammy McCutchen in a piece for the Federalist Society. Quoting a U.S. Department of Labor memorandum from May of last year obtained by Bloomberg Law, McCutchen writes that “your friendly neighborhood OSHA inspector is now authorized by the Labor Department ‘to use camera-carrying drones as part of their inspections of outdoor workplaces.’” What about the Fourth Amendment, you may ask? Well, court…

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Airbnb Patrons Are Finding More and More Cameras In Their Rooms — Here’s How To Check For Cameras

Airbnb Patrons Are Finding More and More Cameras In Their Rooms — Here’s How To Check For Cameras By Aaron Kesel Airbnb is having more and more of its hosts hiding security cameras in rooms, and it doesn’t seem to be worried about the practice if innkeepers are disclosing the cameras and they aren’t in the bathrooms or bedrooms, according to a report by Fast Company. “If you find a truly hidden camera in your bedroom or bathroom, AirBnB will support you. If you find an undisclosed camera in the…

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Want To Abolish The Internal Revenue Service? See H.R. 25

Want To Abolish The Internal Revenue Service? See H.R. 25 By Catherine J. Frompovich For years everyone has been talking about getting rid of the Internal Revenue Service, which most folks think is next to impossible.  Well, think no more.  On January 3, 2019, twenty-six (26) members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced H.R. 25,which is as long as a roll of wallpaper, that I don’t have the time to read. However, for those interested in that topic and getting their members of Congress to cosign on to it,…

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Volunteers Kicked Out of Nat’l Park for Cleaning It During Shutdown—Without a Permit

Volunteers Kicked Out of Nat’l Park for Cleaning It During Shutdown—Without a Permit By Matt Agorist As the government shutdown enters week five, debris, trash, and snow are piling up at national parks across the country as the bureaucrats who get paid to maintain them stay home. Luckily, however, volunteers from all walks of life have stepped up to fill their shoes and they’ve been doing a fantastic job—that is, when the government isn’t kicking them out. A group of libertarians in Tennessee has been volunteering at national parks to…

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Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal Astonishes: Vast $$ for Geoengineering, No Oversight

Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal Astonishes: Vast $$ for Geoengineering, No Oversight By Alexandra Bruce Bestselling Third Wave Feminist, author and journalist, Naomi Wolf has spent most of her professional life as a darling of the Liberal establishment but she is its rare denizen who is more committed to the truth than to the approval of her peers. Wolf’s latest venture is called the Daily Clout, which makes tabled legislation easier to understand for the average citizen. In this video, she breaks down the Green New Deal, promoted by Freshman Congresswoman…

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Thanks to Their Student Loans, Millennials Expect to Die in Debt

Thanks to Their Student Loans, Millennials Expect to Die in Debt By Chloe Anagnos Adulting, the now common idiom goes, is hard. And to many millennials, the grim realization that debt will always be part of their lives is not making it any easier. In some cases, their debt load is so soul-crushing they expect to die without ever paying what they owe back. So how much does this problem have to do with the higher-education crisis the country is facing? As it turns out, everything. According to a study…

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Catherine Austin Fitts – Federal Government Running Secret Open Bailout

Catherine Austin Fitts – Federal Government Running Secret Open Bailout By Greg Hunter $21 trillion in “missing money” at the DOD and HUD that was discovered by Dr. Mark Skidmore and Catherine Austin Fitts in 2017 has now become a national security issue. The federal government is not talking or answering questions, even though the DOD recently failed its first ever audit. Fitts says, This is basically an open running bailout. Under this structure, you can transfer assets out of the federal government into private ownership, and nobody will know…

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