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Week in Review: April 29, 2017

Legal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/28/2017
Socialism has long relied upon propagandists seeking to disguise their desire for power under the false banner of intellectualism.

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Colorado House Votes to Bar State Agents from Assisting Federal Police

Legal System

Blog04/28/2017
If passed into law, the legislation would prohibit police from helping enforce federal laws that violate any right protected by the state constitution.

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ESPN is a Reminder That on the Market, No One Is Too Big to Fail

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog04/27/2017
If ESPN wants to regain its dominance, it must return to what built it in the first place: giving consumers the sports content they want.

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Mises on Open Borders

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Ludwig von Mises supported “liberal nationalism,” one of the most important political movements of the 19th century.

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The March for Science Attacks Free Thought

EducationThe EnvironmentPolitical Theory

Blog04/27/2017
"Science" has morphed into an ideology calling for more government spending, more "social justice," and persecution of dissenters.

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Candidate Trump: "I Love Wikileaks." President Trump: "Arrest Assange!"

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/25/2017
The Trump administration’s declaration of war on whistleblowers and Wikileaks is one of the greatest disappointments in these first 100 days.

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Neil Ty, The Scientism Guy

Big GovernmentEducationHealth

Blog04/24/2017
DeGrasse Tyson is leading a dangerous anti-intellectual movement that conflates science with scientism, all to promote government-enforced "solutions."

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What Does Steve Bannon Want?

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog04/23/2017
It is not that mysterious, Bannon thinks that "capitalism ought to rest on a Judeo-Christian foundation."

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Week in Review: April 22, 2017

Taxes and SpendingBusiness CyclesInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/21/2017
Instead of taxes being "the price we pay for civilization," taxes are an unnecessary burden on the prosperity of society.

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Florida Voted for Medical Marijuana, State Legislators Don’t Care

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police State

Blog04/21/2017
Given Florida's political reality, it is not surprising to see lobbyist pressure pre-empt patient care. It doesn’t make it any less sickening.

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The Jefferson Nobody Knows

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/25/2017
The Jefferson who emerges from Kevin Gutzman's new book is fascinating yes, but more importantly, he is a radical.

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What Is the "Correct" Growth Rate of the Money Supply?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/19/2017
Central banks have no way of knowing the "right" amount of money-supply growth. But, markets can work to suppress growth in un-backed paper currency.

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Why Politicians Win (and Workers Lose) Under Socialism

Big GovernmentPrivate Property

Blog04/19/2017
The higher on the socialist hierarchy you look, the more you will find people who are too incompetent to do the job they are supposed to do

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Jeffrey Sachs's Blind Spot

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/19/2017
Jeffrey Sachs rightly sees the problems of state interventionism in foreign policy. But he then fails to see the same holds on domestic policy.

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