The Federal Reserve is considered sacrosanct by many. Economist George Selgin pulls back the curtain, exposes the smoke and mirrors, and explains why the Federal Reserve has been a “century of failure.” View Dr. Selgin’s entire July 23 presentation to AFF Atlanta – “The Federal Reserve: A Century of Failure” George Selgin is a professor [...]
Dr. George Selgin explains Walter Bagehot’s classic lender of last resort rule stating that, during a crisis, central banks should lend freely to solvent institutions at high rates of interest. During the financial crisis of 2007 / 2008, the Fed did the exact opposite by lending to insolvent institutions at the expense of the solvent [...]
Senator Ted Cruz discusses his views on the 2012 election. Margaret Thatcher famously said, “First you win the argument, then you win the vote.” Cruz highlights this as the reason why Republicans lost and goes over ways to change minds on conservative ideas. He advocates “opportunity conservatism” and a range of policies that create jobs [...]
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Senator Ted Cruz outlines Reagan’s political platform and how he achieved most of what he wanted except reducing spending. He goes through recent history of spending growth and blames both parties in Congress. He takes heart in the fact that the grassroots are becoming much more active in electing leaders that are willing to rock [...]
We need to vigorously protect intellectual property, argues Senator Ted Cruz. He describes a recent case defending the intellectual property of a small business against the overreaching arm of a large corporation. He also voices his personal frustration with the Senate and their lack of focus on jobs and the economy despite the overwhelming evidence [...]
All of us at America’s Future Foundation wish you and your family a very happy Fourth of July. Spend some time thinking about the unique nature of the freedom we enjoy in this country and enjoy President Reagan’s address from July 4, 1986.
What we need isn’t new ideas, but embracing and implementing tried and tested policies that worked in the past, said Senator Ted Cruz at a recent AFF Leadership Dinner. He draws parallels between the economies that Reagan and Obama inherited and illustrates how their drastically different approaches to recovery led to drastically different economic outcomes. [...]
Did you know that all new and renewing AFF members in 2013 will receive a year’s subscription to The Freeman? The Freeman is the flagship publication of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). For more than 50 years it has uncompromisingly defended the ideals of the free society and is one of the most respected [...]
Senator Ted Cruz argues that young people respond to principled, effective leadership that defends the free market tradition of our country. He gives several examples from Ronald Reagan, to Ron Paul, to Mike Lee and Paul Ryan, illustrating how these leaders are leading and inspiring based on principles. He offers his own campaign in Texas [...]
President Obama visited a D.C. charitable organization called Martha’s Table to highlight the volunteer work of many furloughed government employees during the recent government shutdown. And yet, t. […]
Sixty-seven percent of Millenials support the end of marijuana prohibition, according to a recent Gallup poll. As our generation comes to dominate the voting population, we are sure to see a change in. […]