The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, (and Explosives!) has been fighting cigarette smuggling by smuggling cigarettes. Agents buy smokes in low-tax states like Virginia and sell them in high-tax states like New York. The sting operations are supposed to help build cases against smugglers, but ATF is cashing in too. By law ATF may […]
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By Joshua Cook: The effort to recall Colorado State Senator Evie Hudak is on again. The Westminister Democrat seemed to successfully evade recall in August, but the recent success of two other recall elections combined with her inflammatory statements during the state’s gun control debate have prompted a renewed effort. The group has already raised […]
By Tony Newman Why are some drugs legal and others illegal? Who are the people who make up the drug policy reform movement? What can be done about the violence in Mexico from the drug trade? How should society deal with heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs? Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy […]
Amendment 64 proponent Mason Tvert appears on the Denver Fox affiliate the morning after Election Day to discuss the historic passage of the initiative. A huge victory for property rights manifesting in the right to consume what you so choose given you do not aggress upony anyone else. via ▶ The Day After Colorado […]
Former football player turned businessman Tyoka Jackson joins John to explain why the private sector performs so much better than the public sector. via ▶ John Stossel – Private Sector Vs Public Sector – YouTube.
When economic troubles strike, policymakers are eager to do something to try to help the citizenry. But Prof. Lawrence H. White argues that government doesn’t necessarily know how to relieve economic woes, and in fact, often wastes and mismanages resources. Individuals in the market know better what they need in their circumstances, as economist Friedrich […]
[First published by the Future of Freedom Foundation (1995). An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by Steven Ng, is available for download.] The Conquest of the US by Spain The year 1898 was a landmark in American history. It was the year America went to war with Spain — our first engagement with a […]
Milton Friedman leads a discussion about the proliferation of laws in America and their impact on society. via ▶ Milton Friedman – Too Many Laws – YouTube.
“Grundtvig is our man for this time. He’s still relevant,” says Clay Warren, a professor of communication at George Washington University and author of The School for Life: N.F.S. Grundtvig on the Education for the People. Nikolaj Grundtvig, a 19th century Danish educator and a contemporary of Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard, helped […]
Tom Woods chats with Dan McCarthy about neoconservatives. ▶ The Neocons: Who They Are, and What They’re Up To – YouTube.