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Brazilian Socialism Shows Us How Not To Take Care of Forests

The Environment

Blog08/30/2019

Brazil — and its longtime disregard for property rights — has shown us how not to manage forest lands. Current calls for government solutions to forest fires do nothing to offer real solutions.

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Bernie Sanders's Upside-Down Concept of "Morality"

Blog08/23/2019

Sanders’s and other progressives’ blustering about “morality” is really a smokescreen designed to distract from their vision of a society organized around the threat of government aggression against innocents who simply want to mind their own business.

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Bring Back the Constitution's Prohibiton of Double Jeopardy

Legal System

Blog08/23/2019

The Fifth Amendment in the Bill of Rights prohibits trying a person twice for the same crime. But the federal government now routinely ignores this.

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Baltimore's Homicide Rate Is Ten Times Larger than the US Rate

Legal System

Blog08/02/2019

When it comes to Baltimore being a haven of appalling violent crime, Trump's not wrong. Although it has strict gun control laws, Baltimore's homicide rate is comparable to that of El Salvador and Venezuela.

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Bernie Sanders Shows Us How a Minimum Wage Hike Hurts Workers

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog07/23/2019

Rather than pay his campaign workers more out of his personal wealth, Bernie Sanders is cutting employee hours and scaling back campaign events — thus illustrating how minimum wage hikes are a problem for workers.

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Banning Firearm Sound Suppressors Will Have No Effect on Homicide Rates

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/10/2019

Firearm sound suppressors are nothing like they are portrayed in Hollywood movies. Also, they are already heavily regulated by federal officials. Efforts to ban them are nothing more than political posturing.

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Berlin's Government Is Making Housing Unaffordable

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog07/02/2019

In response to tight housing markets, the Berlin government has decided to make things worse through price controls and new regulations on housing construction.

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Black Markets Show How Socialists Can't Overturn Economic Laws

SocialismWorld History

Blog06/24/2019

In the Soviet Union, any significant goods had two price tags: one real and another virtual. One was the actual black-market price. The other was the "official" government price.

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