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Doctors Are Not "Playing God," But the Government Certainly Is

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog06/17/2019

The Canadian government wants to force doctors to assist patients with euthanasia. But doctors should be free to refuse service to anyone, and refusal doesn't mean doctors are "blocking access" to healthcare or anything else.

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Does the State Care More About Tax Evasion than Murder?

Legal System

Blog05/24/2019

Given the government's terrible record in capturing and punishing real criminals, while devoting ever-more resources to punishing tax evasion, it appears the government cares more about the pursuit of tax thieves than providing justice for victims of violent crime.

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Double Standards Are Rampant in Canada's Drug War

Blog03/22/2019

On both the left and the right in Canada, politicians are using the Drug War — and all the lives it needlessly ruins — to play political games that help only the politicians. 

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Did Baby Boomers Ruin America?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/13/2018

In his book A Generation of Sociopaths, Bruce Gibney blames Baby Boomers for pretty much everything that's gone wrong in America. But there are other factors, such as democracy, that are perhaps more to blame.

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Do Public Unions Make Police More Dangerous?

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog02/22/2018
Research supports the idea that police unions contribute to greater amounts of officer misconduct.
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Don't Trust Government To Protect Your Privacy

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/14/2017
Governments are good at shifting risk in sneaky ways, but they can’t legislate it out of existence.
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Does the Fed Follow Its Own Rules?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

The central bank is unlikely to follow rules like the Taylor Rule because they are fundamentally political organizations with their own agendas.
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