Alabama is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U.S. states. With a total of 2,400 km of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state.
Libertarians in Alabama helped save Jefferson County citizens more than $697 million in new taxes, thanks to their successful lobbying campaign against a proposed 'big-government boondoggle' sales tax hike. LP member Mark Bodenhausen played a key role in beating MAPS, the Metropolitan Area Projects Strategy ...
The Political Hoax Exposed, by Lew Rockwell, Mises Daily, 10 Sep 2006
Compares the positions of the Democrat and Republican candidates for governor of Alabama regarding increasing the minimum wage, to demonstrate their lack of understanding of economics
The governor's race in Alabama is heating up. The Democrat Lucy Baxley wants to raise the state's current minimum wage ... She says that it is 'morally unacceptable that anyone working 40 hours a week in Alabama still earns $5,000 less than the federal poverty line.' But her solution is to throw them out of work entirely! ... What about the Republican? Bob Riley says that it would be a mistake for Alabama to go it alone and raise the minimum wage because workers and businesses would simply flee to neighboring states without such strict rules. He is right about that.
Last Week, voters in Alabama resoundingly rejected Gov. Bob Riley's tax plan by a margin of more than 2 to 1. The plan would have resulted in the largest tax increase in state history. ... So you have to hand it to Alabama's electorate. When given the chance, it makes its opinion known loud and clear, even in the face of a massive and global campaign by elite opinion.
Von Mises Finds A Sweet Home In Alabama, by Kyle Wingfield, The Wall Street Journal, 11 Aug 2006
Describes the Mises Institute, its location, its programs, faculty and students, including comments from Jeffrey Tucker (then a vice president at the institute) and Italian scholar Alberto Mingardi
Growing up next door in Georgia, I never thought of Alabama as a beacon of intellect. Living in its capital city of Montgomery for two years didn't exactly change my mind. It wasn't until I moved to Europe a couple of years ago that I realized the Heart of Dixie was also the heart of sensible economic thinking ... Mr. Tucker also observes that the city of Auburn has many redeeming qualities: a charming downtown, low prices for room and board, easy access to Atlanta's international airport, good ol' Southern hospitality (and cooking) and few distractions.