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  • Government Should Leave Bakers Alone

    12 décembre 2017, par Ron Paul
    By: Ron Paul Last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case stems from the refusal of Masterpiece Cakeshop, a bakery, to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The bakery was found guilty of a civil rights (...)
  • A Small Revolution

    11 décembre 2017, par Jeff Deist
    By: Jeff Deist Dr. Robert Murphy and I enjoyed a robust discussion of the current political landscape this past weekend at the University of Central Florida. A significant percentage of attendees, maybe half, agreed with the proposition that the US is past the point of political solutions. (...)
  • Net Neutrality and the Problem with "Experts"

    11 décembre 2017, par Ryan McMaken
    By: Ryan McMaken The FCC is preparing to vote this week to roll back "net neutrality" regulations adopted in 2015. Supporters of net neutrality claim the regulations protect internet traffic from discrimination and ensure broadband providers don't abuse their power as gatekeepers to the (...)
  • Defending the Undefendable : The Slum Lord

    11 décembre 2017, par Walter Block
    By: Walter Block To many people, the slumlord — alias ghetto landlord and rent gouger — is proof that man can, while still alive, attain a satanic image. Recipient of vile curses, pincushion for needle-bearing tenants with a penchant for voodoo, perceived as exploiter of the downtrodden, the (...)
  • The Non-Crime of "Lying to the FBI"

    11 décembre 2017, par Ilana Mercer
    By: Ilana Mercer In a fit of pique in 2016, then-President Barack Obama expelled Russian diplomats from the United States. K. T. McFarland, Michael Flynn's deputy in the Trump transition team, worried that Obama's expulsion of the diplomats was aimed at "boxing Trump in diplomatically," making (...)
  • The Fed’s Fantasy on Neutral Interest Rates

    11 décembre 2017, par Frank Shostak
    By: Frank Shostak In her testimony to the Congressional Economic Committee on November 29, 2017, the Fed Chair Janet Yellen said that the neutral rate appears to be quite low by historical standards. From this, she concluded that the federal funds rate would not have to increase much to reach a (...)
  • NFL’s Problem is Poor Product, not Disrespect

    11 décembre 2017, par Doug French
    By: Doug French President Trump has lambasted the NFL more than 20 times for players’ “Total Disrespect of Our Great Country.” Ratings are down for NFL games and Trump figures it’s because some players aren’t standing, hand over heart, and mouthing the words to the national anthem. Trump may have (...)
  • Two Portraits from the American Civil War

    9 décembre 2017, par Chris Calton
    By: Chris Calton Here are the portraits of famous figures from the Civil War: The first is a Democrat. Politically, he was the polar opposite of Abraham Lincoln and the new Republican Party. He was ardently pro-slavery. He supported the Lecompton Constitution that sought to make Kansas a slave (...)
  • The WTO : Useless for Trade, Useful for the State

    9 décembre 2017, par Carmen Elena Dorobăț
    By: Carmen Elena Dorobăț On Monday, WTO officials will gather in Buenos Aires for their 11th ministerial conference. There is very little hope that any of the deals on the agenda will be reached, as both the WTO’s negotiations and its dispute settlement system have long been paralyzed by political (...)
  • Ryan McMaken : Who Prosecutes the Prosecutors ?

    8 décembre 2017, par Ryan McMaken, Jeff Deist
    By: Ryan McMaken, Jeff Deist So far, the federal investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016 election has been a farce. Lawless and corrupt federal prosecutors—and their pet police agency, the FBI—dominate the headlines. Yet, the Constitution never provided for a federal police force, (...)

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