Category Archives: Free Market

The conundrum of rights–natural rights vs. civil rights and the disintegration of order

If the recent debate over RFRA laws and same-sex marriage teaches us anything, it is not that there are a bunch of bigots out there or that there are people being unjustly discriminated against. It is that, as a nation, … Continue reading

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The foibles of traffic regulation

On Jan. 1, 2015, San Antonio will begin enforcing a new cell phone ban for drivers. The ban is, by many accounts, common sense and will catch the city up with progressive California and New York bans. It also happens … Continue reading

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Venice independence

(Mises.org) With an 89 percent majority, the voters of Venice have elected to leave Italy. In practice, what this really means is that the Venetians plan to no longer send tax revenues to Rome. Apparently, the Venetians, who inhabit the … Continue reading

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An alternative to government science

(New York Times) American science, long a source of national power and pride, is increasingly becoming a private enterprise. In Washington, budget cuts have left the nation’s research complex reeling. Labs are closing. Scientists are being laid off. Projects are … Continue reading

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Car dealers ought to be afraid

This company is light years ahead of the competition. (Forbes) Tesla Motors TSLA -2.85% is being courted by four Southwestern states for its $5 billion gigafactory, but there’s another state that is kissing Tesla goodbye. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle … Continue reading

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The return of rational

Introducing the new book by Eric Robert Morse—Psychonomics: How Modern Science Aims to Conquer the Mind and How the Mind Prevails. An excerpt from the book: Franz Gall was no crank. We laugh at him now because his conclusions were … Continue reading

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Not a 1% problem; not a 99% problem; it’s an American problem

Chicago black grassroots activists respond to SOTU. And it’s not favorable.

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The road map to Mars

The Mars One foundation will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. This Indiegogo campaign will help us jumpstart the first major step in our project — a private Mars Lander and Satellite mission in 2018. Your participation will help … Continue reading

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Homeschooling a fresh alternative to Statist schooling

Source: TopMastersInEducation.com

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George Will, increasingly intelligent

“I’ve lived in Washington now for 44 years, and that’s a lot of folly to witness up close,” says Washington Post columnist George Will. “Whatever confidence and optimism I felt towards the central government when I got here on January … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby standing in the way of Obamacare

(LifeNews.com) The Obama administration today filed papers taking the Christian craft store Hobby Lobby to the Supreme Court to make it comply with the HHS mandate that compels religious companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees. … Continue reading

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Not feudal times, not the 1930s, but today

(HSLDA) At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in what has been called a “brutal and vicious act,” a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing … Continue reading

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When the government fails to do its job…

(Fox News Baltimore) As the number of street crimes committed in Baltimore City escalates, so does the level of fear. This has caused communities to look beyond the police for protection. In Baltimore City there are four special tax districts … Continue reading

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Hyperloop pushes the envelope of what’s possible

(Businessweek) Almost a year after Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors (TSLA) and SpaceX, first floated the idea of a superfast mode of transportation, he has finally revealed the details: a solar-powered, city-to-city elevated transit system that could take passengers and cars … Continue reading

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The growing incentive to give up U.S. citizenship

(Bloomberg) Americans renouncing U.S. citizenship surged sixfold in the second quarter from a year earlier as the government prepares to introduce tougher asset-disclosure rules. Expatriates giving up their nationality at U.S. embassies climbed to 1,131 in the three months through … Continue reading

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The decline and fall of Detroit

(National Review) By the time Detroit declared bankruptcy, Americans were so inured to the throbbing dirge of Motown’s Greatest Hits — 40 percent of its streetlamps don’t work; 210 of its 317 public parks have been permanently closed; it takes … Continue reading

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To a government that has forgotten its place

(The Objective Standard) On June 4, Becky Gerritson, a founder of the Wetumpka Tea Party in Alabama, testified before congress about the IRS’s abusive practices toward Tea Party groups. Her poignant words deserve repeating. Gerritson began by explaining what motivated her to … Continue reading

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Fighting corruption with corruption

How do a people protect themselves against a government when that government is the only way to protect them? (Ad-In) We heard recently that the Department of Justice will be investigating the unconstitutional actions of the IRS as they targeted and intimidated … Continue reading

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Murray Rothbard on the founding of the Federal Reserve 100 years ago

A speech by Murray N. Rothbard. Presented at the Mises Institute’s 1984 “Seminar on Money and Government,” in Houston, Texas.

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Homeschooled kids are the future of liberty

(Forbes) The modern homeschool movement comes largely by Christians aghast over an academic establishment overrun by progressives. Schools long ago became laboratories for instilling statism and distilling politically correct groupthink. Values clarification anyone? With public education increasingly geared toward multicultural … Continue reading

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