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How the Feds Support Eco-Terrorism

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The Federal government likes to play both sides of the environmentalism debate in order to increase its own power.

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Insider Trading and Taxes: The State Wants to Read Your Mind

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The state at all levels is unable to legislate against intent despite its best efforts.

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Discrimination Against Discrimination: Why We Don’t Need Anti-Discrimination Laws

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Allow discrimination for anybody for any reason so that those who discriminate for the "wrong" reasons are naturally removed from the market.

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FTC Cracks Down on Sponsored Content

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Even if consumer protection regulation is motivated by good intentions, it inevitably undermines competition and consumer welfare.

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The Week in Review: July 16, 2016

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Government policing is, after all, a government program. It should be treated accordingly.

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Why We Get More Policing Than We Need: It's "Free"

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Because policing is heavily subsidized by taxpayers, people call the police far more than they would otherwise.

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Too Many Laws: Why Police Encounters Escalate

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Many encounters will police escalate to the point of violence because the list of criminal offenses is so long, and the penalties are so draconian.

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The Political Class vs. the Rest of Us

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There are two sets of rules that function in America. One set for the political class, and another set for everyone else.

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The Week in Review: July 9, 2016

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This week has been marked by devastating illustrations of why so much of the public distrusts the institutions of the state.

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Abolish the FBI

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Never constitutional, the FBI was formed to compete against more effective private agencies. It now functions to shield politicians from the law.

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