Military Spending Is Not the Same As Defense Spending

– October 21, 2021

“Washington’s policy making elite should impose truth in advertising on the Defense Department by returning its name to the Department of War. Today, unfortunately, Washington makes war far more often than it defends the American people.” ~ Doug Bandow

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Why Authoritarianism Must Prevail

– October 20, 2021

“America and the rest of the West have been sliding down the slippery slope of statism for so long that they are now rapidly approaching the precipice that ends in rock bottom. Will liberty be crushed and a new dark age commence?” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Fair Trade Is Still a Fraud

– October 20, 2021

“Government cannot make trade more fair by making it less free. It should not be a federal crime to charge low prices to American consumers. Unfortunately, fair trade demagoguery will continue as long as politicians are greedy, lobbyists are generous, and journalists are clueless.” ~ James Bovard

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Threatened Shutdowns Show Government is the Problem

– October 20, 2021

“The problems expressed in political shutdown posturing, and battles arising from government failure to perform duties it has arrogated to itself, provide no endorsement for placing even more power over us into government hands.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Do Employers Exploit Workers with Low Wages?

– October 19, 2021

“Any business worth working for will be sensitive to the opportunity costs of their best employees and will reward them accordingly. Employers that consistently keep wages low for their best workers will see them abandon ship quickly.” ~ Anthony Gill

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Deregulation of Consenting Adults

– October 19, 2021

“The Woke need to wake up, look, and listen. America doesn’t want New Zealand’s criminalization of Covid but it should adopt its decriminalization of sex work, including outright prostitution.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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The Route of (Least) Resistance

– October 18, 2021

“Refuse to let political issues invade the areas of our lives that we cherish; politics and political disagreements don’t belong there, and our lives are too important to let them be ruled by (mostly contrived) political disagreements.” ~ Joakim Book

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The FDA’s War Against the Truth on Ivermectin

– October 18, 2021

“The FDA spreads lies and alarms Americans while preventing drug companies from providing us with scientific explorations of existing, promising, generic drugs.” ~ Charles L. Hooper & David R. Henderson

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The Crime Dividend of Pandemic Policies

– October 18, 2021

“The tradeoffs of pandemic policies were apparent early on, and now include mounting levels of fraud, theft, and violence. Although it is unlikely, hopefully that revelation will inform future policy choices.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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Facebook Should Stage Regular Outages to Awaken Its Clueless Critics

– October 17, 2021

“Yes, it’s no fun when access is cut off to what routinely pleases you. In that case, maybe Facebook should stage occasional outages as a way of waking up its hapless critics to how much the company’s alleged victims enjoy its free offering.” ~ John Tamny

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In Defense of Bank Deposits: An Open Letter to Professor Omarova

– October 16, 2021

“I can’t help thinking that someone placed in charge of a quarter of the nation’s banks ought to recognize the valuable services they perform, and recognize them well enough to be willing to oppose any plan that would prevent them from continuing to perform those services.” ~ George Selgin

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Liberty in Peril

– October 16, 2021

“Liberty is certainly in peril — what’s left of it. Can anything rekindle the love that Americans once had for liberty and reverse the upward ratchet of government control?” ~ George Leef

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