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Three Ways Law Enforcement Agencies Must Be Reformed Right Now

Blog2 hours ago

End immunity. End police unions. End the drug war.

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Why It's Rational to Fear Cops

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog4 hours ago

Not all (or even most) police are needlessly violent. But it is rational to conclude, upon seeing a person in a police uniform, that this person can—if he wishes to—abuse his power with near impunity.

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Freedom and COVID-19

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog7 hours ago

Freedom is not the ability to do what you want. This definition leads to all kinds of mischief, as freedom is really the absence of the threat of force.

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Riots: Not Fun nor Profit for the Rest of Us

ProgressivismMedia and CultureThe Police State

Riots are not the answer to police abuse. The answer lies in making drastic reforms to how police agencies function, up to and including privatization. Contrary to the popular narrative, it's not just nonwhites who are in danger. We're all targets of the state's enforcers.

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The Media Has Conveniently Forgotten George W. Bush's Many Atrocities

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/04/2020

George W. Bush has resurfaced to pander to the Left and the media in hopes of getting some attention. Apparently, Bush's brutal history of lies, wars, and torture is all fine now since he said some nice things condemning racism.

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Entrepreneurship in the Time of COVID-19

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurship

Blog06/04/2020

It is always a challenge for entrepreneurs to try and predict what customers will want in the future. But now things are even more unpredictable. And government regulations aren't helping either.

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The Jones Act: 100 Years of Failed Protectionism

Blog06/04/2020

June 5 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Jones Act, a law passed to protect the domestic water transportation industry from outside competition.

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Mr. Trump, Don't Deploy the Military to American Cities without Their Consent

Blog06/03/2020

Some conservatives insist on calling for the president to deploy troops to pacify rioters even without the consent of state governments in affected areas. If this happens, it will be yet another nail in the coffin of the principles of decentralization, subsidiarity, and limited federal power....

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