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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 28 July 2015, #15-30C: Warning

By Nathan Barton The last week has featured several warnings by prominent people, not even really covered by independent media, much less the mainstream media. These warnings point out that, in the past decades, it is not just that government … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 23 July 2015, #15-29C: The State Fails, and Fails, and Fails

By Nathan Barton The Third Reich is a classic example of a failed state. Now, welcome to the “Fourth Reich” here in the Fifty States.  Personal Liberty discussed this on Monday; A second view is found at “First Look” That … Continue reading

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All You DO Is Rules, Dept. Of Health

By Bradley Harrington “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” – Laurence J. Peter, “The Peter Principle,” 1969 – As I ponder our … Continue reading

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Docs Against Your Health

By Bradley Harrington “If health is our concern, fossil fuels underlie the food and medical care systems that have created the longest life expectancy in history.” – Alex Epstein, “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels,” 2014 -” “Global warming is … Continue reading

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Lying And Thievery In The City

By Bradley Harrington “Never was a government that was not composed of liars, malefactors and thieves.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero, “In Catilinam I,” 63 B.C. – As I contemplate the ever-shifting, ever-evolving “facts” put forth by Cheyenne city officials in … Continue reading

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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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