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How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

05/02/2019Audio/Video
Venezuelans are defenseless against a government that runs roughshod over their civil liberties and economic livelihood.
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Freedom or Government Control — There Is No True "Third Way"

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

05/02/2019Audio/Video
Government interventions in the marketplace crate side effects which distort markets and impoverish consumers. The government must then step in the "correct" the problems with even more intervention.
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Why Social Democracy is Failing Europe

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

05/02/2019Audio/Video
Social Democracy fails for the same reasons communism did. It just fails more slowly.
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Unlike Real Insurance, Social Security "Insurance" Creates Greater Risk for the Future

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationInterventionism

05/01/2019Audio/Video
Social Security acts as a sort of "reverse insurance," doling out money now, leaving less for the future.
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Billionaires Aren't Quite As Rich as We Think They Are

Political Theory

04/30/2019Audio/Video
If the Wal-Mart CEO were to take a $1 salary and the company were to spread that over each of the company's workers, each worker would receive a one-time bonus of $10.
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Why Do Socialists Hate Families?

Political Theory

04/29/2019Audio/Video
Families provide an example of social bonds without private property, prices, and “capitalist exploitation.” So, it's odd that Marx wanted to abolish the family.
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"Obstruction of Justice" Isn’t What People Think It Is

Legal System

04/26/2019Audio/Video
As far as the FBI is concerned, it can do whatever it wants — and anyone who resists its power is guilty of "obstruction of justice."
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Hysteria Over School Safety Won't Keep Us Safe

Big GovernmentThe Police State

04/19/2019Audio/Video
The #NeverAgain movement that arose after last year’s Parkland shootings ignores how government officials cannot be trusted to behave honestly or responsibly to save student lives.
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Economic Stratification and College Admission

Big GovernmentEducation

04/16/2019Audio/Video
The increasing importance of elite higher education is a symptom of "political capitalism" in which success is determined by political connections rather than by the satisfaction of consumer preferences in the marketplace.
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Ocasio-Cortez's Selective Memory on the New Deal

Big GovernmentPoverty

04/11/2019Audio/Video
The New Deal invigorated a bureaucratic state which had already done much to limit the entrepreneurial opportunities of Americans of all racial and economic backgrounds.
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