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Glenn Jacobs
Glenn Jacobs
Co-Founder, The Tennessee Liberty Alliance
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      Glenn Jacobs

      Glenn Jacobs is an entertainer and liberty activist. He is the co-founder of the Tennessee Liberty Alliance, a free-market educational organization, and his website is

A century of destruction

2:48 PM 12/27/2013

December 23 marked the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve System — a century's worth of a economic management that has turned America’s relatively free markets into today's crony capitalist mess.

Forget about Yellen, let’s look at the Fed

11:23 AM 10/28/2013

The upcoming confirmation hearings for Janet Yellen, President Obama’s appointee to chair the Federal Reserve, are sure to garner a lot of attention. But in many ways, Yellen herself is largely beside the point. There will likely be nothing unique about her tenure.

Why the debt ceiling debate doesn’t matter

11:50 AM 10/04/2013

While the debate surrounding the debt ceiling makes for good drama and gives politicians lots of face time on the cable new channels, the debt ceiling was never designed to reign in government spending.

A FairTax is no substitute for actually cutting taxes

5:10 PM 09/18/2013

The recent scandals at the IRS have caused many Americans to look for alternatives to the income tax as a means of funding the federal government. One of the most popular plans is the FairTax -- a national sales tax collected at the retail level.

America’s real divide: The political class, and the rest of us

10:38 AM 09/03/2013

Disgraced former U.S. congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. has suddenly developed a “mood disorder,” making him eligible to collect $8,700 per month in government disability payments. Ironically, Jackson showed no signs of such a malady until he faced a prison sentence and the possible loss of his federal pension.

The FDA’s war on compounding pharmacies

12:18 PM 08/19/2013

Compounding pharmacies are in the crosshairs of the Food and Drug Administration. Subjecting this time-honored tradition to more government regulation will not make it safer. In fact, it will increase cost of the healthcare for folks who use compounded medications, further restrict our health freedom, and diminish competition with the big pharmaceutical companies.

DC’s ‘living wage’ law is a dead end

5:10 PM 07/18/2013

Wal-Mart’s decision to revaluate its plans to open a number of new stores in Washington, DC — due to the city passing a new 'living wage' law — has elicited the predictable outrage from the left.

Trust us: A brief history of government spying

11:50 AM 06/20/2013

In 1975, the Church Committee revealed the extent to which the federal government’s intelligence apparatuses were aimed not at foreign enemies, but at Americans. While President Obama has repeatedly told us that we should trust the government, history teaches us that the current scandal involving the National Security Agency is not an isolated incident.

The fallacy of the ‘revenue neutral’ tax

12:30 AM 06/05/2013

The latest ruse by supporters of the Marketplace Fairness Act — more accurately described as an Internet sales tax mandate — is that raising taxes will actually result in making them lower. By allowing state governments to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, they say, state governments will be able to lower or eliminate other taxes.

Time to abolish the IRS … and the income tax, too!

3:22 PM 05/20/2013

The scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups reinforces an important point — the IRS is a weapon. It was a weapon utilized by the Clinton administration in the 1990s, and it appears that the Obama administration has taken a page out of Clinton’s book.

Does the free market cause wealth inequality?

9:05 PM 05/01/2013

The wealth gap is a serious problem. The richest 20 percent of Americans now own 80 percent of the country’s wealth. Over the past three decades, the average American has seen his income either fall or remain flat. Over the same period, the top 20 percent of income-earners have enjoyed a modest rise in income while the top one percent have seen their income skyrocket.