Category Archives: Freedom

A national conversation about guns

From the last Morning Jolt of the week: We Need an Accurate National Conversation About Guns Thank you, Washington Post, for stepping up to the plate and correcting a widely-cited and shared piece of misinformation in the aftermath of the Florida shooting. There have not been 18 school … Continue reading

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Book review: The Captured Economy

Fascinating book review at NRO, about The Underlying Cognitive Dissonance of the Left and the Right: Niskanen Center scholars Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles recently published a new book, The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth, and Increase … Continue reading

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If men were angels/if angels were to govern men

George Will, reviewing David Goldfield’s book, The Gifted Generation: When Government Was Good: He idealizes government as an “umpire,” a disinterested arbiter ensuring fair play. Has no liberal stumbled upon public-choice theory, which demystifies politics, puncturing sentimentality about politicians and government … Continue reading

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3 reasons to oppose net neutrality

Josh Steimle offers 3 compelling reasons to oppose net neutrality: competition, privacy, and freedom. Competition If the telecoms are forced to compete in a truly free market, Comcast and Time Warner won’t exist 10 years from now. They’ll be replaced by … Continue reading

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The true consiglieres of capitalism

Andy Kessler on the “one” capitalism that works: After the calamitous century between Russia’s October Revolution and Venezuela’s debt default last week, you might think socialism would be dead and buried. You’d be wrong: It’s capitalism that is back on … Continue reading

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That impulse that recurs, again and again

Kevin D. Williamson writes about the people the Radical Left chooses to adore: The history of the postwar period is the history of the struggle against Communism. What’s sometimes forgotten — conveniently forgotten — is that our victory in that struggle … Continue reading

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To be heroic vs. to be celebrated as heroes in the media

Vik Khanna asks, Should Doctors Screen Their Patients for Gun Violence? Wintemute also asserts: “Nationwide in 2016, there was an average of 97 deaths from firearm violence per day: 35[,]476 altogether. In the 10 years ending with 2016, deaths of U.S. … Continue reading

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