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Laissez FaireThe Only Solution for the Obamacare Problem

Loren Heal

Politicians talk about the uninsured. Special interests argue on behalf of those with pre-existing conditions. But why is no one wondering how doctors are affected by Obamacare? They're the ones on the front lines dealing directly with new patients, as well as the red tape that makes bureaucracies go round. Loren Heal explores further...

An Honest (and Legal) Way to Evade Jury Duty

Douglas French

There might not be any magic bullet to get out of jury duty. But there are things you can say to make the judge and attorneys nervous. Ideas that threaten the system they operate in, and the status quo that’s keeping your right and freedoms suppressed. Doug French relays his own experience with this dubious process...

Laissez FaireWhy the Feds Want to Cripple Home Businesses

Wendy McElroy

Politicians proclaim the benefits of small business while on the campaign trail. But when they meet in the seedy halls of Congress, they have no problem doing whatever they can to stifle, regulate, and subdue their progress. Today, Wendy McElroy explains why it's so important for the government to release its choke hold on home industries...

The 2 Most Important Words for any Retirement Business

Robert Laura

Just because you're retired doesn't mean you have to stop working. Especially now that you have all the time in the world to do what you really want. If you're retired and want to stay active while you relax, then find out the steps you need to take in order to start your next small business...

Laissez Faire7 Last-Minute Tax Filing Mistakes People Often Make

Carolyn Ohara

Every year millions of Americans wait until the last minute to file their taxes. And in doing so, they often make a few mistakes - which can cost them dearly when they finally file. But whether you're one of those people or not, there are still several important things you need to be aware of. Caolyn O'Hara explains...

Laissez FaireOne Big Problem with the Rapid Growth of Technology

Joseph Ratliff

Technology brought the world together. But has it gone too far? Decades ago, mail was delivered by hand. Now it's delivered in seconds. How has that changed the way you live your life? How has it changed the way people act with each other? These are just some of the questions we need to ask. Joseph Ratliff explores...

An Economic Theory that Leads to Smart Investing

Douglas French

Austrian economics does more than tell you what happens when the government disturbs market forces. It can tell you exactly what to expect from the market. Market behavior depends on how people behave. And how people behave is central to the Austrian perspective. Doug French explains...

MaestroHow Gun Control Laws Waste Time and Destroy Freedom

Murray Rothbard

The rise of gun control laws goes hand in hand with the increase in the size and scope of government. Politicians want you to think the only people who can keep you safe are government forces. But as renown libertarian economist Murray Rothbard will show you, their misguided laws merely do the opposite.

Laissez FaireThe Disturbing Truth Behind Your Next Income Tax Return

Jeffrey Tucker

The government will do whatever it takes to fund itself. On the surface you might think that means enduring a grueling tax audit. But the IRS is more than willing to ignore your privacy in the cold relentless pursuit of the money they think they deserve. As they get bigger and bigger every year. Jeffrey Tucker explains...

How the U.S. Changed the Nature of Money

Nick Hubble

World War II might have dragged the country out of the Great Depression, but it did so at a great price. Central planning took center stage, and politicians and bureaucrats suddenly knew what was best for America. On top of that, they replaced the free market with a new economic system... creditism. Nick Hubble explains...