Visiting Nigeria: Tragic Failure, Greater Potential

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Better Society |

By Doug Bandow ABUJA, NIGERIA—Arriving in Abuja, Nigeria results in an almost simultaneous impression of poverty and potential.  After decades of economic disappointment, even collapse, much of Africa is growing. Yet even its leading states, such as Nigeria, remain locked in an impoverished past and fail to live up to their extraordinary potential. I’ve arrived with a journalist group organized by SLOK Holding Co., chaired by former Gov....

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Grassroot Perspective: The One You Love, Solar Tax Credits and Ron Paul says America is off the cliff

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Better Economy, Better Government, Better Society, Blog |

by Danny de Gracia, II A weekly liberty briefing and news guide to keep you informed and prepared on what’s UP to more freedom or DOWN to bigger, more intrusive government. Quote of the Week: “A free market grants no authority or privileges to labor unions or business. All contracts between workers and businesses must be mutually agreeable and without government mandates. No one is forced to work, no one is prevented from quitting, and the...

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The End of Bush 2.0

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Better Government, Blog |

by Jere Krischel Sometimes it’s hard to remember what it felt like four years ago – the stock market in free fall, Obama swept to power by a wave of indistinct “hope and change”, and a palpable sense of uncertainty for the future.  McCain’s defeat was easily anticipated, telegraphed by his “sad grandpa” skit on Saturday Night Live, but nobody really knew what Obama and his Democrats were going to do...

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Grassroot Perspective: Opinion Poll Manipulation, Teachers Unions and Can Government Stop A Hurricane? (Hint: No.)

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Better Economy, Better Government, Better Society, Blog |

by Danny de Gracia, II A weekly liberty briefing and news guide to keep you informed and prepared on what’s UP to more freedom or DOWN to bigger, more intrusive government. Quote of the Week: “Let us not despair but act. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past – let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” – John F. Kennedy Local...

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