Should Government Restrict Travel to West Africa?

On October 18, 2014, in Analysis, Opinion, Sound Off, by Matthew Hockley

There, I said it.  Despite the hysterical masses who are just eating up this media hype that the human race is on the brink of Ebola-induced extinction, I hold – quite comfortably – that Ebola is not a serious threat to the US.  Talk of closing borders is sensationalist over-reaction.  Even IF we were in […]

The Tea Party: An Arrow Without a Target

On July 24, 2014, in Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

I like the tea party.  It’s probably the most active force for relative political good today.  They helped get some true liberty-minded individuals in Congress, like Rand Paul, Thomas Massie, Justin Amash and Ted Cruz among others.  They have been going toe-to-toe with the establishment and really taking the fight to DC.  A fairly large […]

It’s Mises University Week!

On July 21, 2014, in Information, by Matthew Hockley

This week the Ludwig von Mises Institute is holding its annual Mises University.  For any who are unfamiliar, the Ludwig von Mises Institute is the heart of the Austrian Economic tradition.  Each year they hold Mises U for a select group of student applicants.  The week of learning is funded by donations and sponsorships. Thankfully, […]

“Libertarian” Support for a Basic Income?

On June 18, 2014, in Analysis, Opinion, Sound Off, by Matthew Hockley

Oh boy… Matt Zwolinski, founder of “Bleeding Heart Libertarians” (google it if you’d like – I can’t bring myself to benefit them with a link), recently wrote an article posted to libertarianism.org presenting “the libertarian case for a basic income”.  This idea is so absurdly un-libertarian that at first I wasn’t sure it even warranted […]

David Brat Wins Historic Upset Over Eric Cantor

On June 11, 2014, in News, Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

Tuesday night, June 10th, 2014 residents of Virginia’s 7th district made history by voting out Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary election. Cantor, a career politician and neo-conservative was ousted in favor of newcomer David Brat, a local university economics professor.  Brat is being hailed as a “tea party” candidate, and […]

My Journey – So far

On April 22, 2014, in Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

It’s funny how life works.  The daily interactions and experiences we have seem trivial at the time but can have profound ramification on our futures.  Here I sit, trying to strategize how best to proceed with the writing of this post, the future of this site, my reading list, my son’s education, financial planning, dinner […]

Ukraine, Crimea and Mr. Putin

On March 4, 2014, in News, Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

The protests and ultimate governmental overthrow in Ukraine has been in the headlines for a few weeks now.  In the last few days the situation has been heating up and a good time is being had by all in politics and media.  You see, as it’s being reported by the mainstream, Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

My Foray Into Politics and the Resulting Dilemma

On February 21, 2014, in Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

I talk a lot about politics.  I have a blog that focuses largely on politics (thanks for reading it).  I read a lot about politics.  Well, I also tried to break into politics and I’m considering giving it a second go.  Unfortunately, it’s left me ill at ease and struggling with what I view as […]

The State of the Union: More of the Same

On January 30, 2014, in Opinion, by Matthew Hockley

Tuesday evening President Obama addressed the nation for his State of the Union speech.  As usual, this was a horse and pony show with little in the way of substance and less in the way of honesty.  As usual, the president intends to correct the nations problems with more of the same – more government. […]

Consider Liberty is Now Available on Kindle!

On January 22, 2014, in Administrative, by Matthew Hockley

I received an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for my birthday.  It’s a wonderful update for my old Kindle Keyboard.  While I was busy loading it up with free books from Mises.org I stumbled across an option to subscribe to Mises Daily articles on my Kindle.  The cost is $.99 per month, but each day the new […]