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An Alternative to Welfare

Posted: August 21, 2017 at 4:41 am   /   Friends

Michael Munger: So, I think universal basic income is a better solution than the hodge podge of different intrusive programs that we have now. And let me explain briefly- Dave Rubin: Yeah. Michael Munger: … Why? So, what we have is a system, and I wrote a pretty incendiary paper about this. The state is […]

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Diary of a stupid jerk: why we need free speech on campus

Posted: August 21, 2017 at 4:04 am   /   Friends

Want a depressing read? Try Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate by Greg Lukianoff of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). FIRE is an interesting organization: it appeals, obviously, to libertarians like me who are concerned with speech codes, their chilling effects on debate, and the potential for opinions […]

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Colorado in focus: Here’s how Denver city agencies sped up service, reduced wait times and saved taxpayers money

Posted: August 21, 2017 at 3:41 am   /   Friends

Denver Post: Here’s how Denver city agencies sped up service, reduced wait times and saved taxpayers money The painstaking work of speeding up Denver’s government service — whether cutting waits at the Department of Motor Vehicles, adopting pets from the animal shelter more quickly or processing food-assistance applications sooner — is about as unsexy as […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Wisconsin community preparing for possible Foxconn facility

Posted: August 21, 2017 at 3:40 am   /   Friends

The Journal Times: Wisconsin community preparing for possible Foxconn facility A community in southeastern Wisconsin is planning ahead in case it becomes the site for a major Foxconn Technology Group facility. Mount Pleasant officials are planning to create the position of project director to handle business related to plans by the company to invest $10 […]

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Florida in focus: End of ‘frivolous’ lawsuits? Local businesses see tort cases rise

Posted: August 21, 2017 at 3:39 am   /   Friends

Palm Beach Post opinion: End of ‘frivolous’ lawsuits? Local businesses see tort cases rise Is America’s litigious streak ebbing? Tort lawsuits have been headline news ever since a grandma spilled a cup of coffee on herself and won a million dollar-plus lawsuit. They’ve also been the bane of businesses decrying “frivolous” complaints for raising their […]

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Durham D.A. admits ideology will influence his prosecutorial discretion

Posted: August 20, 2017 at 9:13 pm   /   Friends

(Paul Mirengoff) If you don’t mind feeling nauseated, check out this statement by Durham County District Attorney Roger Echols, in which he explains the factors he will consider in determining “a just resolution” to the case of those who destroyed the public monument in Durham. Echols says he will balance accountability for the destruction of […]

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Google Teaming With Left-Wing Groups to Drive Conservatives Off the Internet

Posted: August 20, 2017 at 8:13 pm   /   Friends

(John Hinderaker) This is a big subject which I don’t have time to do justice to in this post. I am afraid that we will need to return to it frequently in the months ahead. The place to begin is this excellent piece by Paula Bolyard at PJ Media: “Is Google Working with Liberal Groups […]

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The Real Cause of America’s Opioid Epidemic

Posted: August 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm   /   Friends

By: Mark Thornton The Opioid epidemic is spreading across the heartland of America. The number of drug overdose deaths from both prescription (e.g., Oxycontin) and black market (e.g., heroin) opiates exceeded 30,000 in 2015. Initial estimates for 2016 indicate yet another new record of deaths. It is such an enormous problem that I taught a […]

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The media can’t help but help Trump

Posted: August 20, 2017 at 7:58 pm   /   Friends

(Paul Mirengoff) I dislike President Trump. I dislike the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN, etc. and, of course, the Democratic Party considerably more. I believe there are millions of Americans who feel the same way. That’s one of the reasons Trump was able to win the presidency despite a low favorability rating. It’s […]

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