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The Fall of the Republic

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Rome wasn’t destroyed in a day; a combination of empire-building, power-grabbing, and a population that only wanted to be bought off slowly eroded the liberties and wealth the Republic had bestowed. Americans should take note.
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Armageddon cometh. 

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The New Republic: The "Dumb Libertarian" Era Is Here(?)

The New Republic: The "Dumb Libertarian" Era Is Here(?) | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
To misunderstand the word libertarian is a failure to appreciate a living tradition that is now beginning to flower in the digital era.
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The Clintons Are Immune to Scandal

The Clintons Are Immune to Scandal | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
Through Whitewater, Travelgate, Fostergate, Monica Lewinsky, Benghazi and more, Bill and Hillary have been Teflon.
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Is There Really a Pink Tax?

Is There Really a Pink Tax? | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
Before we conclude injustice in market prices, we have to make sure we’ve exhausted all the explanations economics can offer.
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The UK's Return to Socialism

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By abdicating their philosophical role, British business leaders ceded the moral high ground primarily to their enemies.
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Who’d a-Thunk It?

Who’d a-Thunk It? | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
Highly paid producers licensed by government use their special privileges to force consumers to pay higher prices and, at the same time, deny to would-be rivals the opportunity to compete.  Such rent-protecting pillage is typical of how the state is
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John Casey: The Sun Has ENDED "Global Warming"

Even though many who promote the mainstream view that the Earth is still on a warming trend, climate expert John Casey tells Newsmax TV that that warming trend is over, and the sun is the culprit, not carbon emissions.
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Left-wing Cliche #51 – The Free Market Cannot Provide Public Education

Left-wing Cliche #51 – The Free Market Cannot Provide Public Education | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
The free market would provide even more education than it does now but for the “unfair competition” from government.
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Who Ignores the Principle of Scarcity?

In everyday life, it's usually impossible to ignore the existence of scarcity. But politicians and progressives have made a cottage industry out of wishing scarcity away.
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The Concorde Fallacy: Why We Can't Quit Being Losers

The Concorde Fallacy: Why We Can't Quit Being Losers | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
From the Concorde airliner to the Iraq War, people commit the error of reasoning from sunk costs.
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Rome: Money, Mischief and Minted Crises

Rome: Money, Mischief and Minted Crises | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
Honest and transparent money could have saved the Romans from centuries of economic hardship.
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Classical Mythology Too Triggering for Columbia Students

Classical Mythology Too Triggering for Columbia Students | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
Roman and Greek mythology "contains triggering and offensive material that marginalizes student identities in the classroom" students say.
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A Note On Institutions

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Joan McDonald, a home-schooling mom, writes to ask if I can explain what we economists mean when we say that “institutions matter.”  I’ll give it a shot. First of all, not all economists appreciate the role of institutions.  Economists who […]
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Fooled by GDP

What GDP does not distinguish is whether the exchanges that are taking place actually improve human lives.
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The Cancer of Multiculturalism

The Cancer of Multiculturalism | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama surprised many at the National Prayer Breakfast when he lectured us, "Lest we get on our high horse and think this (barbarity) is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ."
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American Action Forum: Heavy Regulation Hurts Small Businesses, But Larger Ones Adapt

American Action Forum: Heavy Regulation Hurts Small Businesses, But Larger Ones Adapt | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
Heavy regulation puts a dent in small businesses, but larger businesses are able to surmount regulatory burdens and might even thrive from them, a new American Action Forum (AAF) study released first to Newsmax Finance indicates.
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Reinventing Environmentalism in the New Era – PERC

Reinventing Environmentalism in the New Era  – PERC | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
The political upheaval that occurred in November 1994 provides an opportunity to establish a new environmental agenda. This must be a positive agenda--one that will protect environmental quality and at the same time restore fiscal responsibility, lift onerous regulation, and promote the fair application of environmental laws.
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Scroll down to "Superfund" to get deep value. 

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On the Centennial of the Birth of a Giant

On the Centennial of the Birth of a Giant | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
I suggest April 25 as Cowperthwaite Day, to be observed on every continent by men and women who revere the blessings of a free economy and the courage of those who work to put it in practice.
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Freedom of Disassociation

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Whether it’s repugnance at people’s religious beliefs or repugnance at the thought of two people of the same sex being married, such an emotion does not suffice to trump fundamental freedoms.
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Covanta: Trash Powering The Future

Covanta: Trash Powering The Future | Freelancelot | Scoop.it
AbstractBurning trash-for-energy is extremely inexpensive as its primary fuel source is free, but this industry was heavily regulated by the Clean Air Act.However, technological advancements have reduced toxic emissions from
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