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Regulation through Taxation

HealthTaxes and Spending


One lesson from the United States’ Obamacare debacle has been that if Congress can’t get its way through regulation, it can always resort to taxes. At least that’s the Supreme Court’s view, after it declared the Affordable Care Act constitutional because it...

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I Only Read It for the Articles! Rothbard’s Penthouse Interview

Big GovernmentHealthPolitical Theory


In the 1970s, Penthouse magazine had a reputation for featuring the ideas of unorthodox political thinkers and movements. That’s why in October 1976 it interviewed Murray Rothbard to ask about the rapidly-growing philosophy of libertarianism. This interview is now difficult to...

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Obama Appointee Supports Individual Rights

Big GovernmentHealth


I’ve been critical of the Obama administration in the past, so it’s nice to find something positive to say....

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Obama Care Update

Big GovernmentHealth


I have previously reported about a friend of mine and her experience with Obama Care. Earlier this year her catastrophic health insurance was canceled as insufficient under Obama Care regulations. Her monthly premiums would have increased by several hundred percent to get the cheapest available...

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CDC, PHARMA, And Mainstream Media On The Same Team

Corporate WelfareHealth


Unfortunately this team seems to be covering up a possible risk to children, especially black children.

For years, some parents of autistic children have claimed a link between their children’s condition and vaccines. One vaccine in particular has been...

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Market Choices in Cannabis, Plus Cooking Classes

Free MarketsHealth


As part of a follow-up to my article on cannabis industry and its many related industries, I picked up a copy of Culture magazine, which bills itself as "the #1 cannabis lifestyle magazine" at  a Denver pizza place...

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"Depenalizing" Marijuana Reduces Crime

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police State


A recent paper published in the prestigious Journal of Political Economy, "Crime and the Depenalization of Cannabis Possession: Evidence from a Policing Experiment," reports on experimental policing in the city of...

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Some Fortunate Facts about Ebola

Big GovernmentHealth


With reporters of the Western World losing their heads over the outbreak of the Ebola virus, it’s helpful to put it in the context of other diseases. This year roughly 8,000 West Africans have contracted the disease, mostly limited to just four countries (Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and...

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Will the State Save Us From Ebola?

HealthMedia and Culture


ebolaThe Drudge Report and other media outlets have  done their best to create a panic over the spread of Ebola in western Africa. It's a safe bet that, if it hasn...

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Hobby Lobby Decision Creates Small Island of Freedom in Ocean of Statism

HealthTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


This week, supporters of religious freedom cheered the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. The Court was correct to protect business owners from being forced to violate their religious beliefs by paying for contraceptives. However, the decision was very limited in scope and...

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