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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 25 June 2015, #15-25C: Stupidity and fear in modern life

By Nathan Barton Gee! An article, “More Spending Doesn’t Lead To Improved Student Learning,” in Forbes, asks. Have we hit a wall where more spending on traditional public schools will not lead to improved student learning? Applying commonly-accepted statistical tools … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 16 June 2015, #15-24B: Signs of decay

By Nathan Barton This weekend, a very bizarre and major incident took place in Dallas, as reported in Freedom’s Phoenix and numerous other news outlets: A number of people attacked the headquarters of the Dallas Police Department, supposedly using automatic … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 15 June 2015, #15-24A: Government Incompetence At All Time Highs

By Nathan Barton How incompetent IS government?  Gee, that is hard to quantify:  100%?  99%? 90%?  Every day in the news we see examples of it.  Here are a few. The incompetence of government is revealed in high tech and … Continue reading

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Trash Rate Hike Really Stinks

By Bradley Harrington “The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor.” – Zig Ziglar, “See You at the Top,” 1975 – The Cheyenne City Council … Continue reading

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The City’s Talking Trash Again

By Bradley Harrington “The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife.” – Thomas Jefferson, “Letter to Spencer Roane,” 1821 – What does … Continue reading

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Capitol Work Turns Into Circus

By Bradley Harrington “Politics, Noun. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.” – Ambrose Bierce, “The Devil’s Dictionary,” 1911 – Most of the time, I put a serious amount … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 2 June 2015, #15-22A: Real versus Dream Worlds

By Nathan Barton Wired (and many other sources) report and are outraged that Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life, “On Friday [Ross] Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in creating and … Continue reading

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You Can’t Opt Out

By MamaLiberty Ten years ago I moved to rural Wyoming. So many things were different, of course, but there were some strange things that still defy understanding. One of those was the delivery of six different telephone books. Some were … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #15-21A: Weather and other odd things

By Nathan Barton Just whom do we believe?  Nearly every day I read some mainstream media news story, or something from a variety of special interest groups (especially but not only environist and liberal-political and government sites), to say nothing … Continue reading

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Can Wyoming Slay Fedzilla?

By Bradley Harrington “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” – Howard Aiken, “Portraits in Silicon,” 1987 – As anyone who follows my column knows well, … Continue reading

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