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FDR Goes to War

Friday, August 14th, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, Foreign Policy, History.
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Reprinted from the Freeman With the passage of time Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s historical shrine has eroded somewhat, and here and there its foundations have been undermined by researchers who reject the idolatry that long marked historical scholarship about the 32nd

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The Parenthood Market

Friday, July 24th, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, Economics, Regulation.
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Reprinted from the Freeman Economist Abigail Hall is under fire for her defense of selling babies. A research fellow with the Independent Institute, Hall makes a case for deregulating the adoption market in a post for the institute’s website, provocatively

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War on drugs and its effects on freedom and private property

Monday, July 20th, 2015 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, War on Drugs.
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Much has been written about the War on Drugs, especially its disastrous effects on the life of individuals, the economy, and the growth of the police state. All of this is caused by society’s need to reduce the use of

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Glenn Greenwald and civil libertarians’ ‘double paradigm’ syndrome

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, Economics, Foreign Policy.
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Those who value privacy intended as respect of individual property rights, for example in one’s own communications, will forever be in debt of Edward Snowden. And even those who today don’t value privacy will be. Snowden is the great hero

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What Bastiat Had to Say about Police Abuse

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, Regulation.
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[Reprinted from the Freeman] When it comes to being employed by the government, membership has its privileges. How far do these privileges extend? It’s a question that is central to political philosophy. It is most poignantly addressed by one of

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Leading German Keynesian Economist Calls For Cash Ban

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 by posted in Banking, Capitalism, Civil Liberties.
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Reprinted from Zerohedge.com It’s official: the world has gone central-planner crazy. Monetary policy, whether in the form of “conventional” methods such as the micromanagement of policy rates or so-called “unconventional” measures such as QE, has proven utterly ineffective when it

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The Don Fanucci of American Politics

Friday, April 24th, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, History, Politics.
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Reprinted from LewRockwell.com This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American “Civil War,” more accurately described as the War to Prevent Southern Independence.  It is also the 31stanniversary of the movie, The Godfather, Part II.  A

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Happy Mother Earth Day, Citizen!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, Economics, Education, Environment, Philosophy.
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I’ll bet you forgot to buy a card and gift, didn’t you? Boy, is your face red! Did you even know it’s International Mother Earth Day today, citizen? Socialist despot Evo Morales and his buddies at the United Nations sure

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The Federal Reserve Bank Must Be Destroyed!

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, Economics, Foreign Policy, Politics.

“Delanda est in Susidium Foederatum Bank” (The Federal Reserve Bank Must be Destroyed) During the years of the Roman Republic, Cato the Elder ended every speech with the phrase “Delanda est Carthago” (Carthage must be destroyed). Rome had fought two

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Private Property the Only Solution to Vaccine Controversy

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, Economics.
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A measles outbreak in the U.S. has prompted a national debate over vaccinations, a debate that quickly turned ugly because both sides think they are protecting their children from harm. Some parents say that they should have the right to

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Getting Serious About Keeping Children Safe

Friday, February 6th, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties.
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The following is a work of satire. A recent outbreak of measles has concerned citizens questioning how we can protect the lives of innocent children from neglectful, or even downright abusive, parents. Some have argued that vaccination should be mandatory,

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The worst that can happen to you for committing a nonviolent marijuana crime, around the World

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Education, Law, Lifestyle, War on Drugs.
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Everyone knows different countries treat drugs differently. For example, if you get caught buying or selling a large amount of marijuana in Canada, you’re probably not going to get your head chopped off by the government–but in Saudi Arabia, that is the law.

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Police Piracy

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 by posted in Civil Liberties, Law, War on Drugs.
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Reprinted from Casey Research Christmas came early to a Midwest sheriff’s department. While back in Abilene, Kansas to see family, I read a story reported by an old high school friend, titled “Dickinson County Sheriff Office could benefit from forfeiture.”

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America: Land of the Whipped and Whimpering

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Foreign Policy, Regulation.
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Reprinted from Casey Research In this land of the free and home of the brave, a friend of mine wrote about an experience he had at the airport recently. Having taken his watch off to pass through the TSA scanner,

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Mockingjay Part I: No Romance in Revolution

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Politics, Regulation.
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Reprinted from Liberty.me Surely there has to be a better way. That was my non-stop thought through the whole of the viewing of Mockingjay Part I, a brilliant addition to the Hunger Games series. It picks up where the last

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How Far are you Willing to Go?

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Law, Philosophy.
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When I was in college (at the progressive stronghold Oberlin College in Ohio), the most profound influence I received was the tutelage of philosophy professor Tim Hall, a libertarian whose area of expertise was ethics. In his Philosophy and Values

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The Internet Memory Hole

Monday, December 8th, 2014 by posted in Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Regulation.
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Reprinted from the Freeman Imagine you are considering a candidate as a caregiver for your child. Or maybe you are vetting an applicant for a sensitive position in your company. Perhaps you’re researching a public figure for class or endorsing

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The Continuing Story of Involuntary Servitude

Sunday, November 30th, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Law.
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The word slavery conjures up the most horrific images of evil and injustice in modern mind, on par with just about any other atrocity we can imagine. And rightly so. Nothing interferes with the fundamentally human right to control ones

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Freedom of the Press

Thursday, November 27th, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Education, Regulation.
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Reprinted from The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality (1954) Freedom of the press is one of the fundamental features of a nation of free citizens. It is one of the essential points in the political program of old classical liberalism. No one has

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There is No Right to be Forgotten

Friday, November 21st, 2014 by posted in Civil Liberties, Philosophy.
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The freedom of information offered by the internet has had drastic implications for liberty. To the benefit of individuals, it reduces information asymmetries with business and increases transparency in government. It allows us to make more informed decisions, where ignorance

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