Written by Dr. Mary J. Ruwart…
Baby-boomers are starting to retire. They expect to receive Social Security since most of them have contributed to the program all of their lives. They expect to receive Medicare benefits, because private insurers have been virtually driven from the retiree market. These two programs alone constitute about a third of the current US budget.
However, Social Security is already running a deficit, creating more inflation as government spends money it does not have. The check seniors receive buys less and less each month, essentially gutting the promised benefit.
As our population grays, we have fewer workers than we did in the past supporting each retiree. In 1950, approximately 16 workers paid the Social Security checks of each retiree; today, fewer than 3 workers do so. Social Security taxes must be raised dramatically to make the system solvent, making it harder for…
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As insulting as it is to be labeled a fascist, and as easy as it is to respond vehemently with anger, it’s more productive to reply with facts and logic and take an opportunity to expound upon what libertarianism actually is.If you do it right, you will blow minds.
You may not claim a libertarian convert, but you will broaden the discussion and open the door to more tolerance from your left-wing punk friends and acquaintances.
The trick is to be honest about the things you disagree on while focusing on the things you agree about
Today, the notion of a hippie has become a relic. We may have leftover music and fashion, but where can we look to find dedication to peace, respect for the individual, and the live-and-let-live attitude that was so iconic of the hippies?
Probably on your college campus. Over the past few years, hundreds of student groups have been springing up across the country touting individual rights and non-aggression. Under the guise of Young Americans for Liberty and Students for Liberty, among others, students have been reinventing the hippie culture.
Here are five key ways that hippies and libertarians are essentially the same….
Read more via The Hippie Revival in Libertarianism – Students For Liberty.