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Minneapolis Riots Are a Reminder that Police Don't Protect You or Your Property

Blog5 hours ago

Police are not legally obligated to provide protection from criminals. Nor are they motivated to go after hardened criminals or investigate violent crime. Self defense (or private security) is the only reliable option.

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The German Court's Unexpected Blow to the ECB

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemMonetary Policy

Blog9 hours ago

A high German court recently ruled that the European Central Bank has overstepped the bounds of its power. The angry response from high-ranking European bureaucrats tells us a lot about what they want for the EU.

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Nozick Once Again

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog05/29/2020

If time preference is genetically built into humans, are they double discounting future goods? Does this mean people should stop trying to weigh time in their calculations?

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3 Reasons States Will Reopen Regardless of What Trump Says

Blog05/29/2020

The reality of mandatory shutdowns is that state and local governments are now in the driver's seat, and that means that state and local politics is what really matters.

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Three Ways Lockdowns Are Costing Human Lives

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog05/29/2020

If we do not correctly take into account the opportunity cost, in terms of lives that can be lost from lockdowns, then we will most likely continue to make bad decisions in the future.

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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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The Hydroxychloroquine Controversy Is a Reminder That Prescription Laws Are a Government Racket

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog05/28/2020

In a free country, doctors would be free to prescribe whatever drugs they wish to anyone for any reason. In fact, individuals should be free to buy drugs without a special government-required doctor's note.

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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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