January 27, 2019


Population control isn't the answer to climate change. Capitalism Is.

fromReason: "Wealthier, more developed societies are both better positioned to adapt to issues, to problems like climate change and climate impacts," says Nordhaus. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

Two different Americas

fromZeroHedge: America is not the country it was founded to be. Twelve major differences that beg the question: Was the abandonment of America’s sound founding principles the reason for the dysfunction today?
The Government is Not Us

Joe Biden’s ‘conspiracy theory’ memo to U.S. media doesn’t match the facts

fromJohnSolomon: Fact: Ukraine law enforcement reopened the Burisma investigation in early 2019, well before President Trump mentioned the matter to Ukraine’s new president Vlodymyr Zelensky.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

People rarely die after using opioids prescribed for them

fromReason: The focus on pain pill prescriptions has led to policies that deprive bona fide patients of the medication they need while pushing black-market substitutes, which are far more unpredictable and dangerous.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Amazon Echo’s privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings

fromActivistPost: Major privacy concerns are starting to emerge in the way Alexa devices interact with other services – risking a dystopian spiral of increasing surveillance and control.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Male trans MMA fighter who beat up women dubbed ‘bravest athlete in history’

fromDailyBell: Why this requires courage—much less the most courage of any athlete ever—is never explained. More likely, he is just a woman-hating bully.

January 24, 2019


Facial recognition and the danger of automated authoritarianism

fromReason: Hundreds of police departments are using facial recognition technology without oversight.


People no longer believe working hard will lead to a better life, survey shows

fromTripleHack: A growing sense of inequality is undermining trust in both society's institutions and capitalism, according to a long-running global survey.

Walter E Williams: Diversity and inclusion insanity

fromCreators: George Orwell was absolutely right when he said, "There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The big loser in the Iowa debate? CNN’s reputation

fromFAIR: One really does get the impression that if CNN were holding a debate on the Titanic, the first question would literally be about rearranging the deck chairs.
Media Bias on Parade

The evil list

fromSlate: Which tech companies are really doing the most harm? Here are the 30 most dangerous, ranked by the people who know.

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - The Suicide of Capitalism

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The principles of capitalism are the principles of American individualism. So why is economic freedom now under threat? An insightful look into this question from Ayn Rand. (1961)

January 23, 2019


Why medical marijuana research can’t get off the ground

fromNJMarijuana: “They can’t conduct cannabis research until they show cannabis has a medical use, but they can’t show cannabis has a medical use until they can conduct research,” said Rep. Anna Eshoo D-Calif.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

How to get a jury to ignore the law and do the right thing

fromAbovetheLaw: The basics of jury nullification.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Why LBJ's Great Society flopped—and what it means for the 2020 election

fromReason: Amity Shlaes's new history of the late 1960s explains the failure of the last time the federal government tried to fix all that was wrong with America.
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency           Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

No 'insurrection' or violence at Virginia gun rights rally

fromReason: Plus: Clinton says "nobody likes" Bernie, Biden wants Section 230 revoked, Iran takes responsibility for Jan. 8 plane crash, and more...