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Rand Paul compared taxation to slavery — and betrayed the emptiness of his political philosophy
Posted by William Dwyer on 7/10, 7:30pm
The title refers to an opinion piece from The Week magazine attacking Ron Paul's view that taxation is slavery.  The author is clearly anti-free market, and attributes Paul's view to the one advanced by libertarian scholar Robert Nozick, who he says cites the "Lockean proviso" as a justification for original property, ...(Read more...)
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Colorado’s Effort Against Teenage Pregnancies Is a Startling Success
Posted by Luke Setzer on 7/06, 1:24pm
I can think of many different Objectivist responses to this with some responses contradicting others.  One might argue that if a nation is stuck with a welfare state, this sort of program becomes inevitable.  Another might see its support as simply buttressing a broken welfare system and therefore oppose it.  Still ano...(Read more...)
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What America Will We Give to the Future?
Posted by Ed Hudgins on 6/30, 7:58pm
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Greek debt 'illegal, illegitimate and odious'
Posted by Merlin Jetton on 6/29, 3:50am
RoR has no Humor forum or Horror File forum.(Read more...)
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Krugman Battles the Austerians
Posted by Jeff Landauer on 6/23, 10:03pm
Umm....  Yeah.(Read more...)
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Stossel: Real social justice
Posted by Merlin Jetton on 6/23, 12:25pm
It's about 41 minutes. Yaron Brook of ARI is a guest from about 2:19 to 8:25 along with an obnoxious communist named Jesse Myerson, who writes for sites like Rolling Stone and Slate. ...(Read more...)
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Texas to Hold its own Gold
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 6/13, 6:48am
Just note, however, that the gold is not at the Federal Reserve.  It is at the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank of Commerce - in our post-modern times rebranded as merely "HSBC" - a private bank with offices in New York City. And it is one thing to pass a law, but another to actually have someplace to put the gold.  That will b...(Read more...)
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Reason Magazine Subpoena Stomps on Free Speech
Posted by Luke Setzer on 6/11, 6:30am
Wielding subpoenas demanding information on anonymous commenters, the government is harassing a respected journalism site that dissents from its policies.(Read more...)
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You're Wrong If You Want To Reduce The National Debt
Posted by Luke Setzer on 6/06, 5:45pm
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National Geographic Channel: American Genius
Posted by Merlin Jetton on 6/02, 7:47am
I saw both episodes last night, the first about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, the second about the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss. I had not been aware of the intense rivalry and patent dispute between Curtiss and the Wrights. There is more about it at the link to Curtiss. Very interesting that the U.S. government, wit...(Read more...)
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