The monks of St. Joseph Abbey have just won a victory in their case against economic protectionism from the state. They have been unable to produce simple caskets, facing fines, but the Institute for Justice has taken their defense in what is set to be a landmark case.
Medicare spending is growing at annual clip of 7.2 percent, vastly faster than the rest of the economy. Over the next decade, Medicare spending is expected to double, and its unfunded liabilities over the next 75 years are approximately $31 trillion dollars- a number beyond human comprehension.
The National Debt Relief Amendment, which would mandate state approval before increases in the federal debt limit, has now passed in North Dakota. At least seven other states have equivalent resolutions either pending or with pledged sponsors, for what would be the first ever state initiated amendment to the U.S. Constitution.