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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 01 December 2015, #15-48B: Clunkers and Junkers

By Nathan Barton If you haven’t had one yourself, you know someone who has: an old clunker that just keeps breaking down, one thing after another, and always a bit more expensive. Finally, you give up and decide it is … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 21 September 2015, #15-37A: Worthless Responses to Government Crimes

By Nathan Barton Recent actions by the EPA are, as readers of this commentary know, outrageous, and criminal – or would be if real people and businesses did them.  So what is the response?  Downsize DC proposes petitioning Congress and … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 10 Sep 2015, #15-36C: Government Excess

by Nathan Barton How on earth?  CNS News reports that the FedGov “Bureau of Labor Statistics” reports that total Federal, State, and Local Governments (don’t know if that includes Tribal governments or not) employee numbers are 1.8 times that of … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 21 August 2015, #15-33e

By Nathan Barton Whoops! Am I missing something?  Or just stupid?  How does this work?  The UN is to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site, reports Yahoo News.  “Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its … Continue reading

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The Gold King Mine Spill and EPA – Warning and Doom

By Nathan Barton (This article is being written, and published (in slightly different versions) for both Laissez Faire Today and The Price of Liberty by a “friend.”)  It is a follow-up to several earlier commentary items, and as I pointed out, … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen (TM) Signs you might be a terrorist

By Nathan Barton You might be a “terrorist” if: Excessive complaints about the travel screening process. Excessive throat clearing. Exaggerated or repeated grooming gestures. Exaggerated yawning. Gazing down at the floor. Having a rigid posture. Wide open, staring eyes “wild-eyed.” … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 13 AUG 2015, #15-32E: Lies and more lies?

By Nathan Barton Okay, so da man says nobody lies about who they are when they vote. Or so CNS News reports. Obvious experience in South Dakota to the contrary, (nobody has time to do anything other than send someone … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 11 August 2015, #15-32B: the Liberty Movement

By Nathan Barton Is there any hope for the “liberty movement” in the Fifty States today? There may be hope for liberty, in the long run, with the slow, gradual decline in our society and especially the slow meltdown of … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 09 August 2015, #15-32A: Pollution

By Nathan Barton Today, just three articles to comment on, pointing out pollution, perversion, and lack of both individual responsibility AND that of organizations and groups, and its huge negative impact on liberty (and quality of life, to use a … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 08 August 2015, #15-31D: Government Messes and Other Evils

By Nathan Barton Got a double helping of commentary today, but on just a few stories.  What a MESS government makes of things: but they aren’t the only evil we have to deal with. Another week, another VA scandal. This … Continue reading

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