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  • All credit is not equal; licenses let banks blow ‘money’ across landscape

    Grounds keepers blow leaves in front of the SunTrust bank in Hixson.

    Across Chattanooga are branches of the world’s most amazing industry. The modern bank is privileged to perform an act comparable to almost any of the Creator. A bank can create “money” from nothing and collect interest on its use. The only industry in the world that can create its assets from thin air is at the center of global financial disaster, national instability, inflation, government bailouts and new statist controls on the economy. Please read more.

  • Time to talk or fish: Replacing old economy with new

    This bas relief of a stylized Justice holding a copy of the 10 commandments appears in the online version of the Tennessee Blue Book.

    This bas relief of a stylized Justice holding a copy of the 10 commandments appears in the online version of the Tennessee Blue Book.

    Conservatives and evangelical lobbies often warn about losses of liberty to come. They don’t give followers the real context as to how far down things have already gone. They are all about hype and marketing. Perhaps if we stopped worrying about the evils out of Washington and its congresses we could start bearing some responsibility and taking things into our own hands. Please read more.

  • FCC takeover of Internet will stir dissonance, fracturing, conflict

    Tom Wheeler

    Tom Wheeler, FCC chairman

    The Federal Communications Commission’s bold seizure of the Internet for fairness and regulatory purposes pretends the marketplace does not work in delivering the most service at the lowest price. Please read more.

  • Loss of private arrest power, rise of warrantless arrests by state actors — liberties largely fade

    Local economy takes blows from the police state.

    Local economy takes blows from the police state.

    Courts have laid down such a malleable latticework of exceptions in favor of modern police that virtually any cop worth his mettle can adjust his explanations for a warrantless search to qualify under one exception or another. When no exception applies, police simply lie about the facts. Judges regularly choose to accept even blatantly unbelievable police testimony. The practice on the streets has long been for police to follow their hunches and attempt to justify searches after the fact. Please read more.

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