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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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Michael Boldin on the Reality of Secession

Legal SystemStrategyPolitical Theory

11/16/2018Audio/Video
Michael Boldin and Jeff Deist discuss the realities behind breaking up the US politically.
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The Freedom Crisis

The current war against freedom of speech by the "experts" and state-sanctioned intellectuals ought to alarm everyone who values peace and freedom.

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Why Politicians Love the Amazon Deal

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog11/16/2018

"Economic development" schemes, like those used to attract big corporate headquarters to one's city, are really just a type of governmental central planning.

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It's Not a Problem When the Chinese Don't Spend Their Dollars Here

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/16/2018

If the Chinese sell us stuff and then "hoard" the money we pay them, that increases the value of the dollars we continue to hold here in the US, while also leaving us with more stuff to sell elsewhere.

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There's No #metoo When Economies Collapse — You Do What You Have to Do

Booms and BustsWorld History

Blog11/16/2018

Economic disasters often lead to a rise in the number of people willing to work in the sex trades — which are staffed mainly by desperate people.

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Sheriff Tries to Clean Up Government

11/15/2018Power & Market

The sheriff from tiny Marshall County, Alabama ordered 22,000 rolls of toilet paper and 450 cases or trash bags, nearly bankrupting the county! 

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