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How Much is One Trillion?

↳ Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Ben Spera

Here’s a comparison that puts our national debt into perspective.
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The IRS employees’ union’s political contributions to Democrats.
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Rep Joe Barton on Wind Power

↳ Posted on February 24th, 2014 by Ben Spera

It’s important to be aware of the fact that not only do people this stupid exist, but they also run our country.

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Kiev’s Independence Square

↳ Posted on February 23rd, 2014 by Ben Spera

Ukraine’s capital, before and after pictures merged into one.

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Indestructible Japanese Archway

↳ Posted on February 23rd, 2014 by Ben Spera

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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Ben Spera

14137_large_net_neutralityAs a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
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Congress Took over 200 Years to Ratify Amendment Regulating Pay

Posted on July 1st, 2014 by Ben Spera

MediumThe 27th amendment to the United States Constitution was submitted to Congress for ratification on September 25th, 1789. This amendment, which added limits on how Congress could give themselves pay raises, took an unbelievable 202 years, 7 months, 12 days to finally be ratified. Even then, it seemed only to be ratified unintentionally. The average ratification time of the remaining 26 amendments is only 1 year, 8 days. This disparity makes it hard to dispute an apparent double standard when it comes to congressional self-regulation. Read more…

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