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Election aftermath: an update

By Nathan Barton It’s Friday morning, and the news reports that anti-Trump protests have continued to spread (CNN). Police (rightly or wrongly) have declared the protests in Portland, Oregon, to be a “riot.” Protesters in Oakland have begun using Molotov … Continue reading

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The election aftermath: Irrational reactions and our reaction to them

By Nathan Barton On the day after the 2016 election for Massa, colleges and universities across the nation had to begin treating students for PTSD – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or perhaps more accurately Post-Trump Stress Disorder). It seems their students … Continue reading

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Economics, Populist Fads, and Government

Libertarian Commentary #16-20B By Nathan Barton Governments are organizations where “group-think” is a large part of how they do things. They are unaccountable to the mechanisms of the free market. And they are made up of people (both the elite … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 12 October 2015, #15-41A:

By Nathan Barton My discussion in the last commentary on free speech was eerily echoed by an excellent column by Walter E Williams in Townhall about suppressing free speech: as he points out, it is growing more common and more … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-52C: Christmas Eve!

By Nathan Barton Christmas Eve Gift!  And a Merry Christmas. If you look, although there is a lot of bad news, there are plenty of good things around.  Between storms and shootings and bombings, we still find a lot of … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News: #14-51A: Schools – places of fear, trauma and death

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  Government-run, tax-funded “public” schools continue to be more and more of an embarrassment to the Fifty States and our communities, as they seek to denigrate any ideas or beliefs not accepted by the educational elite, … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-50E: Tyranny at the state level

By Nathan Barton Good morning. People constantly seek ways to place the Fifty States in various orders of “liberty” and “tyranny” and best and worst place to have a business, own a home, or retire.  But it seems impossible to … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-50D: This and that

By Nathan Barton Good morning. Just a little of this and that on the Home Front today, for our midweek review. First, some home front news, showing how the police forces have continued to get even MORE corrupt (if that is … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-40A: Hypocrisy in Government? Surely not!

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  Is government just lying? (Again?) Or being hypocritical?  Or just being stupid?  Or all of the above? Anger at president reaches new high as faith in government falls according to the WaPo. New polling data … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the news, #14-11C: Crimea, Police State, ObummerCare

Good morning!  Lots of “nothing happening” in the Crimea, apparently, and the missiles haven’t flown (except that North Korea fired a bunch into the ocean for “training”).  So it is a good day! Now that the Crimea’s people have “illegally” … Continue reading

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