How Bitcoin Provides Freedom

The government can move in at any moment; however, they can’t censor, devalue or steal math. History repeats itself. Although the world is experiencing major global unrest, it is also true that there is “nothing new under the sun” – regimes change, power structures shift, and the fourth turning is upon us. It is indisputable…

Cancel Culture, Woke Mobs, and Our Kids

In George Orwell’s 1984, citizens are subjected to the “Two Minutes Hate” — a daily stream of new things they’re supposed to be outraged about. We’re experiencing that same outrage today–two minutes (or two paragraphs, or two sentences, or 144 characters and a meme) of outrage over the most recent misstep. And a growing element of…

Money or Currency?

For most of human existence, gold and silver have been used as both money and currency. Money is something that has intrinsic value and is universally recognized. Currency is a medium of exchange. While land and oil could be considered money, they are not easy mediums of exchange, making them unsuitable as currency. Gold and…

How to Stop the Biden Agenda

By Cristen Wohlgemuth During the Democratic primary race, some saw Joe Biden as a more moderate alternative to other Democratic candidates on the ballot such as Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. But in the weeks since the election, Biden has rapidly filled his cabinet with a collection of names and faces—some new and some who…

Crisis in the Making: The Convergence of Communism and Secularism in the Assault Against Judeo-Christian Values

by Gloria Z. Greenfield I recently came across the headline of an article that declared “millennials support socialism because they want to make America great — but for everyone.” The author continued on, proudly stating that the word “socialism” is becoming more mainstream. Membership in the Democratic Socialists of America has exploded, and the 2019…

How Extremists Took over the Duopoly — And What To Do about It

We greatly appreciated the thoughtful FreedomForum Op-Ed “We Will Not Be Silenced” (January 11, 2021), especially its honest criticism of the violence in the trashing of the Capitol Building. Five dead. This follows a summer of inner cities rioting, looting, and killings committed in the pursuit of social justice. The most recent political violence follows…

3LP: To Live and Let Live… and Thrive!

We need to start thinking much bigger.  The world has presented us with the best opportunity we have ever had to really advance the causes of freedom, peace and civility.  People are increasingly weary of the status quo and the endless struggle of groups wanting to coerce each other towards often worthy goals.  They want…

Missing the Forest for the Trees

After my workout this morning, I stopped at the cliffs above Capitola, overlooking the Monterey Bay. It had just rained lightly, so the air was crystal clear, and the brownish gold of the kelp beds at low tide made a vivid contrast with the blue gray ocean. The little bit of sun that peeked through…

Lockdowns Stunt Women’s Progress

by Amelia Janaskie One hundred years ago on August 26, 1920, women obtained the right to vote by the adoption of the 19th Amendment. The Amendment allowed them to vote and participate in political life and symbolized their expanding independence, individuality, and personal freedom. Since then, women continue to enjoy greater economic freedom.   The…

We Will Not Be Silenced

Many years ago I went with a large group of protesters to the Virginia State Capitol to tell our legislators how we felt about a particular issue. We did not have appointments, but we did not need them. The Capitol was a public building, and we arrived during business hours. We simply walked in. Some…

Covid Regulations in Loco Moco

by James Bovard   In August, I reported here on how Montgomery County, Maryland, was seeking to shut down private schools as part of their Covid-19 strategy of abolishing all risk by abolishing all freedom. As more individuals have recently tested positive for Covid, the county government is responding with a new array of iron-fisted…

A Day to Celebrate Human Achievement

The third week of October marks the anniversary of a great human achievement. On October 21, 1879, Thomas Edison ran an electric current through an experimental light bulb. He had tried thousands of filaments in other bulbs in the past. While none worked, he considered them successes in that they limited the possibilities of what…

10 LESSONS FOR 10-10-2020

The year 2020 has been anything but a year of seeing clearly. It has been characterized by uncertainty, divisiveness, and conflicting views. In the January prediction issue of my newsletter, “Forecasts & Strategies,” I stated, “The outlook for stocks, gold and the dollar is positive as we enter 2020, but beware of a ‘black swan’…

Why Inflation is Inevitable

by Donald Kirchinger On June 15, 2020, the stock market dropped 700 points and then recovered upon the news that the Fed would be buying corporate bonds in the secondary market. It has been projected that by the end of 2020, the Fed will have purchased $3.5 trillion in government securities. The Fed should not…

Should FreedomFest Go Virtual?

As we have gone through the painful process of cancelling FreedomFest this year, many of our followers have suggested that we go virtual instead, as some other conferences have done. We truly appreciate how much all of you wanted to experience FreedomFest this year. But that’s the point: FreedomFest is an experience. it isn’t just…

At Risk: The Twin Towers of Freedom

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. “ – Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan once warned, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one…

What Will You Do When Your World Crumbles?

Many of us fail to see the largest problems in life, especially when they are up close and in our face. While this is hard to believe, history shows us that this is simply the case time and time again. The old saying that, “The shoemaker’s kids go barefoot” could not be truer for most…

Retirement Accounts and the Business Cycle

Long before the days of the Virus Lock Down Quarantines and our current Socialist Revolution, economists spent almost 150 years attempting to understand, explain, and navigate what is commonly known today as the Business Cycle. The concepts of inflation and deflation are widely used among all disciplines of economic thought, including the Austrians, Monetarists, Keynesians,…

When They Want a New Normal and You Want to Scream

Everywhere we look for what seems like forever (has it really been only a couple of months??) we’re bombarded with the new words and phrases endlessly repeated in media and politics and subsequently adopted by the masses. “In this unprecedented time…” “Social distance…” “Stay Home, Stay Safe…” “Alone together…” And in my opinion, the worst—“New…

Did We Just Break The World?

Sean W. Malone I’ve never called COVID-19 a “hoax” or thought that it was “just the flu.” I criticized the Erickson video, and I didn’t bother to watch Plandemic. But I’ve been publicly skeptical of most dire coronavirus predictions since the beginning. I’m also extremely concerned about panic-based policy overreactions. This has put me at…

Why You Should NOT Stay Home

Go to the beaches… Mingle with friends… Get back to work. In the long run, this is best for everyone. If you’re like me, you’re going on Facebook and seeing a lot of people urging others to stay home. Some posts are quite angry. There is a growing fury against the protestors who want to…

And the People Woke Up

If you have any presence on social media at all, you have surely seen Kitty O’Meara’s sentimental prose poem “And the People Stayed Home,” which has circled the globe faster than a corona virus in the past couple of weeks. O’Meara says that she had been feeling sad and anxious about the pandemic and the…

What We Should Learn from China Now

Just in time for our mass incarceration – I mean, our leisurely sheltering at home — Amazon Prime has released its award-winning documentary about a killing scourge that invaded China. No, this is not the scourge currently circling the globe and leading to draconian measures to eradicate it, but China’s draconian population control that upended…

COVID-19 and the Trolley Problem

Most wannabe moral philosophers know the “trolley problem” or, to be more accurate, the class of trolley problems, which seek to reveal whether you’d take a deliberate, positive action that you know will harm someone in order to reduce harm to others. The purpose of these thought experiments is to shed light on morality and…

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Using a Sledge Hammer to Crack a Nut

Today the Wall Street Journal issued its best editorial regarding the current crisis: “No society can safeguard public health for long at the cost of its economic health.” The WSJ is finally saying what a lot of us have been saying all along — government officials are using a sledge hammer to crack a nut.…

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In Praise of Business

All week I’ve been receiving emails from the companies I do business with, telling me what they are doing to keep customers safe during the coronavirus scare. My airline companies have waived cancellation and change fees to help me navigate my changing travel plans. When Royal Caribbean was forced to cancel a cruise I was…

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Big Tech Suppression

Remember when you woke up, opened the newspaper and enjoyed your morning coffee. It was such a simple time. You flipped to the sports section and knew you were seeing the same news as everyone on the block. But now those days are gone. Two-thirds of Americans rely on social media to get their news, and over time,…