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Five Ways to Improve Social Media (and the Internet)

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog11 hours ago

Social media platforms are indeed private firms and can publish or edit whatever they like—subject of course to the terms of service between the platform and users who generate content.

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Michael Flynn, Lori Loughlin, and the Permanent Culture of Prosecutorial Abuse

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog06/01/2020

It’s important to call the government and media on this unholy alliance, whether you view their targets as sympathetic or not. If we stay silent when they come for our enemies, they will ultimately come for us.

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Two Analogies for the Economy That the Media Keeps Getting Wrong

Media and Culture

Blog05/30/2020

Ultimately, we need not rely on the government (i.e., the “king’s men” putting Humpty-Dumpty back together again). People acting freely in a marketplace could do it all by themselves. If only the government would let them.

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Politicians' COVID Mania Ravages Maryland

Media and CultureThe Police State

Blog05/28/2020

James Bovard reports form Maryland, where the COVID-19 lockdowns have decimated employment and the rules only apply to powerless ordinary people. Cops and politicians can do as they like.

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What the Failed 55-MPH Speed Limit Law Tells Us about COVID Lockdowns

Big GovernmentHealthMedia and Culture

Blog05/27/2020

Americans were once harangued by government "experts" about the need to slow down on highways in order to save lives. Few listened. Today, laws demanding everyone "stay at home" may suffer a similar fate.

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Coronavirus Propaganda Mimics War Propaganda

Media and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/27/2020

Propaganda kills, but it also works. Many of the same tactics employed to destroy opposition to the Iraq War are being used today against opponents of lockdowns.

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Why Congressional "Oversight" of the Bureaucracy Is No Such Thing

Bureaucracy and RegulationMedia and Culture

Blog05/27/2020

Neither voters nor politicians watch the bureaucracy very carefully, so they respond as one might expect—advancing their own and their favorites' interests, at the expense of the public they are supposedly working for.

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We’re All in This Together. But Not in the Way You Think.

CapitalismFinancial MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog05/20/2020

Some claim "the rich" will be fine—or even better off—after the COVID panic destroys the economy for most of us. But there's a problem: the wealthy depend heavily on an economy fueled by the production and consumption of all workers and entrepreneurs.

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Why Media Coverage of COVID-19 Has Been So Bad

ProgressivismMedia and Culture

Blog05/14/2020

Media outlets, both left and right, are mostly narrative driven. Also, journalists have a tendency to lazily reprint whatever "experts" say. This makes media reporting thoroughly unreliable.

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Be Thankful for Those Who "Only Do It for the Money"

Media and CultureSocialism

Blog05/06/2020

Doing things for money does not justify moral condemnation, unless using money to support your family, live up to the agreements you have made, and to try not to burden others justifies moral condemnation.

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