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I can vaguely recall a time when the person who helped kids across the street was called a "crossing guard." It seems like not to long ago, the person parked and watched cars was called a "parking attendant." The people directing traffic at construction sites were just construction workers. The...

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Free Audiobook: "The Market for Liberty"

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Ian Bernard, host of the internationally syndicated radio show and podcast "Free Talk Live" has produced a free audiobook of Linda and Morris Tannehill's The Market for Liberty (print version available here).


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The Truth about the Strike

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Skip Oliva is giving us regular updates on the writers' guild strike, from an informed perspective. He points particularly to the police-state enforcement tactics of the union itself. Excellent reading.

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Intellectual Property as a tool for political repression

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A Russian correspondent sent me a translation of a Russian blog entry by Marina Litvinovich, an opposition politican and journalist in Russia:

2007-10-06 21:13:00 News At this moment there's a search going on in the...
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FL Student Tasered After Asking John Kerry a Question

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Andrew Meyer, a UF student from Weston, is tasered and taken away by police after asking John Kerry a question during a speech. Kerry seems to want to answer his questions, but the police move in and tackle him to the ground, Kerry goes on to...

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Alabama Is At It Again

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There's a Noel Coward dance hall song called: "Alice is at it Again". "Up the alley and down the lane, Alice is at it again." And it means just what you think it means. But here in Alabama when the state goes dizzy with power, we say: "Alabama is at it again."

And so they are. Next week...

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Price Control Chaos

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From the Times:

Price inspectors and police, sometimes armed, descended on supermarkets in the Zimbabwean capital to enforce price controls. Their intervention followed the order issued by Mr...
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