Topic: Crisis

The Panic Reveals So Much: Elon Musk, Twitter, and the Digital Public Sphere

– April 18, 2022

“The proposed buyout of Twitter – targeting the curated reality of the powerful – pushed the aggressively anti-free-expression agenda out into the light. Censorship serves the powerful, and, as Greenwald notes, ‘the panic reveals so much.'” ~ Laura Williams

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Washington Blob Wreaks Death and Destruction Abroad, Avoids Accountability and Responsibility at Home

– April 14, 2022

“Washington policymakers need to put America—its people, territory, liberties, prosperity, and security—first. To retake its claimed role of global leader Washington paradoxically will have to relearn the value of humility.” ~ Doug Bandow

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Inflation and the Meaning of Anything

– April 13, 2022

“With the real actors and mechanisms of inflation hidden from public view by language, those who truly fuel it are free to carry on the same policies in relative obscurity and little-noted infamy.” ~ Laura Williams

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A Tale of Two Statutes

– April 13, 2022

“In the end, Title IX has always had two faces. Either it is a law with content to be respected, or it is a blank slate whose meaning is in the eye of the beholder.” ~ Elizabeth Kaufer Busch

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Zero COVID Horror Show in Shanghai

– April 12, 2022

“Under the classical liberal ideal, governments are formed to protect individual rights. Nothing could be further from this in Shanghai. A city of over 25 million people is being dehumanized because of a spike in largely asymptomatic COVID-19 cases.” ~ David Waugh

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Liberty Gardens

– April 12, 2022

“Maybe America has hit rock bottom and the current travails will induce a return to limited government. Until then, though, I suggest that you remove the rocks from your own garden, and plant yourself some Liberty this spring, summer, and fall.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Windfall Profits Tax Redux

– April 11, 2022

“Government intervention like windfall profits taxes keeps market participants, both producers and consumers, from acting to moderate extreme price changes on either the supply or the demand sides. It’s a proven strategy for making a bad situation worse.” ~ Robert F. Mulligan

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Taming the Dictator Within, Part 2

– April 10, 2022

“Your experience of reality is directly related to the mindset of true or false individualism that you embrace. When you release your tight grip on your thinking, you allow your life to reveal what your Dictator Within has fabricated.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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Big Tobacco, Small Minds

– April 9, 2022

“The BMJ appears to only selectively exempt its contributors from its own financial standards, because it turns out that one of the authors of the attack on AIER has a far more direct connection to Big Tobacco than minor and indirect stock market investments.” ~ Phillip W. Magness

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Taming the Dictator Within, Part 1

– April 9, 2022

“Beware of treating human beings, in an economy or organization or your personal life, as problems to be solved. We are imperfect material; our errors are corrected in the course of a social process.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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A Subtly Optimistic Fable: George Leef’s The Awakening of Jennifer Van Arsdale

– April 8, 2022

“With The Awakening of Jennifer Van Arsdale, Leef shows that someone who truly wants the best for their neighbors and fellow citizens cannot forever ignore the compounding contradictions of rote progressivism.” ~ Jon Sanders 

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Working from Home Is Not for Everyone

– April 8, 2022

“Organizations should aim to develop managerial structures that engage, enable, and empower workers rather than institute egalitarian systems that eliminate guidance and growth and limit opportunities for the decentralization of power.” ~ Kimberlee Josephson

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