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The State Is Influencing Big Tech’s "Unpersoning" — Now Imagine If It Takes Over Healthcare

Big GovernmentHealthMedia and Culture

Blog12/11/2018

Grow the scope of government and expand the weapons of the state that can be deployed against its political enemies.

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The Creepy Line: A New Documentary on the Power of Tech Giants

Media and Culture

Blog12/05/2018

Their successful use of the "surveillance business model" has given Facebook and Google an immense amount of power over the flow of information and who sees it.

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Why Popular Tourist Spots Will Be Increasingly Privatized — And Access Will be Limited

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog12/03/2018

If the world's most popular historical sites are to be preserved from overuse by tourists, ownership of these places will need to be more forcefully established, and access more carefully controlled.

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A White House Press Pass Has Nothing to do with the First Amendment

Media and Culture

Blog11/16/2018

CNN apparently imagines a First Amendment that grants special privileges only to wealthy and powerful media personalities working in Washington, DC.

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The Libertarian Quest for a Grand Historical Narrative

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog11/05/2018

Steven Pinker’s attempt to rescue the Whig theory of history and demonstrate that we live in the best of all worlds turns out to be an utter failure.

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The Bigotry of the Literati

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureSocialism

Blog10/11/2018

The tremendous machine of “progressive” propaganda and indoctrination has well succeeded in enforcing its taboos. 

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Krugman Kontradictions

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureOther Schools of Thought

Blog10/04/2018

Besides the fun of catching Krugman in his flip-flops, his record shows just how weak the empirical case for Keynesian fiscal policy is.

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The Plan to "End Government Control" of the BBC Isn’t As Good As It Sounds

Bureaucracy and RegulationMedia and Culture

Blog09/07/2018

The British Broadcasting Corp will remain firmly ensconced within the British state for the foreseeable future.

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The Poets of the Great War — And the True Cost of War

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/30/2018

The abandonment of liberal reason to warlike frenzy was felt deeply by the poets of the First World War.

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The Looming Threat of Video Game Regulation

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog08/22/2018

Gaming faces threats from fear-mongering politicians, but also from developers eager to stifle competition in the industry.

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