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Amit Ghate

Amit Ghate began his career as a mechanical engineer but now trades stocks for a living. In his free time, when he’s not rock climbing or at the gym, he writes and maintains his blog Thrutch. He currently resides in Southern California.
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Time for Emergency Freedom

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 - by Amit Ghate

Economic trouble should always lead to liberty: we have 70 years of failure taking the opposite tack.

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Entitlement Programs: A Plan to End Them

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 - by Amit Ghate

Untangling ourselves from entitlements will restore our solvency and our spirit.

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Values and the Defense of Freedom

Saturday, October 9th, 2010 - by Amit Ghate

Is faith necessary for defending natural rights, or is reason sufficient?

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Risk and Regulation

Sunday, September 12th, 2010 - by Amit Ghate

If we’re to truly effect fundamental and long-lasting change, we must identify, examine and challenge the basic premises responsible for the regulatory state.

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Ideas and the State

Monday, August 16th, 2010 - by Amit Ghate

Under freedom, good ideas, by virtue of conforming to reality, can succeed and support themselves. Conversely, bad ideas, when left alone, tend to wither and fail.

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Socialism’s Second-Guessers

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 - by Amit Ghate

From Government Motors to ObamaCare, wherever and whenever property is socialized, destructive meddling, second-guessing, and other disasters ensue. There’s but one solution to this disastrous trend.

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The Nonsensical Notion of ‘Unearned Income’

Saturday, April 17th, 2010 - by Amit Ghate

The "labor theory of value" used to justify taxing capital gains fails to take into account that investment income is the product of exacting thought and effort.

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Czar Wars: Can the Rebels Fight Back?

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 - by Amit Ghate

There is something troubling about Americans’ newfound willingness to accept and submit to czarist authority.
(And don't miss Glenn Reynolds' look at "Obama's House of Czars" at PJTV.)

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Force and Violence: How the Left Blurs Terms

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 - by Amit Ghate

The left’s modus operandi is to denounce the open use of “violence,” while promoting and condoning every other form of force.

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We Need a Return to Principled Government

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 - by Amit Ghate

Government should be limited to the protection of individual rights. Everything else was — and is — beyond its scope.

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Misconstruing the Cause of Waste

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 - by Amit Ghate

Obama has it exactly backwards: government regulation causes waste; individualism births efficiency.

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Questioning the Value of Regulation

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009 - by Amit Ghate

The regulatory approach is focused on the person who needs a warning sign to ensure that he doesn't spill hot coffee on himself.

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Ayn Rand as Prophet?

Monday, April 13th, 2009 - by Amit Ghate

The moniker is a touch ironic, given that the woman was the world's deadliest opponent of mysticism.

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