Showing posts with label voluntary exchange. Show all posts
Showing posts with label voluntary exchange. Show all posts
March 27, 2016

CDC admits Rx opioid deaths ‘significantly inflated’

fromThePainNewsNetwork: So-called epidemic is wildly exaggerated. Four CDC researchers say many overdoses involving illicit fentanyl and other synthetic black market opioids have been counted as prescription drug deaths. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     Regulation Nation

FDA’s low-nicotine cigarette scheme is an invitation to black market vendors

fromReason: People will find sources for what they want no matter what presumptuous regulators say. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     Regulation Nation

Unlawful FISA spying widespread under Obama administration

fromTheEpochTimes: Relaxation of privacy policies paved the way for FBI and NSA to spy on Americans. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

FL students who begged gov’t to take their rights away, now angry gov’t took away their rights

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: These poor little dupes were encouraged by government to protest—and now they are getting what they asked for—less rights. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange     Regulation Nation

Study: More students are getting A's, but SAT scores aren't keeping up

fromCBSNews: New research shows that 47 percent of high school seniors graduated last year with an "A" average -- up from about 39 percent in 1998. But average SAT scores fell 24 points in that same period. 
Indoctrination and Censorship

Chicago dungeon master to teach college students BDSM practices

fromTheCollegeFix: Higher education 2018. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

January 31, 2018


John Stossel: How Free Are You?

fromReason: Where does the United States land on the 2017 Freedom Index? Not as high as you think..
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Marijuana mapped: the price of weed across the U.S.

fromBloomberg: It’s relatively cheap in Seattle, and L.A. and San Francisco are pretty competitive, but it’s an entirely different story on the East Coast, especially in the nation’s capital.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

VIDEO: Harry Browne - Legalize Drugs

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From an interview with radio celebrity Art Bell, former presidential candidate Harry Browne argues to defund crime syndicates and empower citizens.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle     The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Walter E Williams: Immigration Lies and Hypocrisy

fromCreators: We should not fall prey to people who criticize our efforts to combat illegal immigration and who pompously say, "We're a nation of immigrants!" The debate is not over immigration. The debate is over illegal immigration.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

CNN has gone bananas and doesn't seem to care; and other horrible examples of media bias

fromFoxNews: Yes, CNN staffers have lost their minds. One year of Donald Trump’s America and he’s defeated them as thoroughly the New England Patriots beat, well, just about anybody.
Media Bias on Parade

Doug Casey: Why Debt Is Not Money

How you should think about gold. Gold’s main use, contrary to the belief of some, isn’t in jewelry or dentistry—although those uses are important. Its main use has almost always been as money. But gold’s ancillary uses are growing in importance because, given its physical characteristics, it’s a high-tech metal. It’s one of the most resistant to chemical reaction, one of the most ductile, the most malleable  ... MORE

Sharon Harris: Free Market or… Freed Market?

Unschackle our regulated economy.   Here’s a neat little phrase that can be very handy when talking about economics: “freed market.” No, not “free market.” Freed market. Here’s why. As we’ve discussed in the past, “capitalism” is often not a very useful word for libertarians to use to describe the economic system we advocate. Sheldon      ... MORE

Glenn Reynolds: Cash Is The Currency Of Freedom

Facilitating voluntary transactions.      Former Treasury secretary Larry Summers wants to get rid of the $100 bill. But I think he has it exactly backward. I think we need to restore the $500 and $1000 bills. And the reason is that people like Larry Summers have done a horrible job. Summers wrote recently in The Washington Post that the $100  ... MORE

Prostitution Decriminalization Debated In New Hampshire

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown.    New Hampshire legislators last week debated the merits of decriminalizing prostitution, in response to a bipartisan bill filed by state Reps. Amanda Bouldin (D-Hillsborough), Carole McGuire (R-Merrimack), and Elizabeth Edwards (D-Hillsborough). On Thursday, January 28, the New Hampshire Criminal Justice and   ... MORE

Capitalism: The Worst System -- Except For All The Rest

by Noel S. Williams.         The only capital democrat presidential candidates respect is political capital wrought from pandering. Newsflash: capitalism is still the best system for organizing economic life in a free society. Liberals talk about the anger of the right, but Clinton, the very embodiment of ugliness and anger, could barely bring herself    ... MORE

Walter Block: Why You Should Want Blackmail To Be Legal

Blackmail would diminish real crime.  At first glance it is not hard to answer the question, "Is blackmail really illegitimate?" The only problem it would seem to pose is, "Why is it being asked at all?" Do not blackmailers, well, blackmail people? And what could be worse? Blackmailers prey on people's dark, hidden secrets. They      ... MORE

Tim Worstall: Capitalism Will Help The Absolutely Poor

The rising tide that lifts all ships.  There’s a tendency for people to think that this greed for filthy lucre that capitalism harnesses so well won’t in fact help those who are absolutely poor. Because those absolutely poor, defined as living on less than $1.90 a day, don’t have much money. So, how and or why would anyone exploit them in order to   ... MORE

Benjamin A. Rogge: The Case for Economic Freedom

The free market is about self-determination.     I shall identify my brand of economics as that of economic freedom, and I shall define economic freedom as that set of economic arrangements that would exist in a society in which the government’s only function would be to prevent one man from using force or fraud against another — including   ... MORE

The War On Sex Trafficking Is The New War On Drugs

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown.    "Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door." "Sex-trafficking sweep nets arrests near Phoenix truck stops." "Man becomes 1st jailed under new human trafficking law." Conduct a Google news search for the word trafficking in 2015 and you'll find pages of stories about the commercial sex trade, in which hundreds of    ... MORE

Capitalism And Morality: Walter Williams Vs. Pope Francis

by Daniel J. Mitchell.  The Pope is divinely ignorant on economics. The biggest mistake of well-meaning leftists is that they place too much value on good intentions and don’t seem to care nearly as much about good results. Pope Francis is an example of this unfortunate tendency. His concern for the poor presumably is genuine, but he puts ideology ... MORE

Death By Goverment In The Name Of Safety - NYPD Kills Innocent Man In Effort To Protect New Yorkers From Guns

by William Lawler.      61 year old Felix Kumi, a school bus driver, was walking to an auto repair shop in his neighborhood to pick up his vehicle when he was gunned down by a New York City Police Department (NYPD) Officer. On the afternoon of Friday, August 29, 2015, New York City Police set up an illegal gun sale in an effort to stem illegal gun sales.   ... MORE

How Capitalism Enriches The Working Class

by Thomas DiLorenzo.       In the early days of capitalism there was a mass exodus from farm to factory.   No one forced the masses to work in factories; they did so because factory work  was better and more profitable than the alternative – sixteen hours a day of backbreaking farm labor for less money.  Or begging, prostitution, crime, and    ... MORE

Elizabeth Nolan Brown: Uncle Sam As Uber Pimp

Another pretense for asset forfeiture.     In the wake of Tuesday's federal raid on male-escort advertising site Rentboy.com, many on social media have suggested anti-gay motivations, "a throwback to when the police raided gay bars in the 50s and 60s." While I'm glad if this framing gets more gay-rights groups to take up sex-work advocacy, the   ... MORE