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We Don’t Need a Cure to Reopen

We Don’t Need a Cure to Reopen

Back on March 19th, 2020, I pointed to this piece by Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas at my blog – Coordination Problem — where he states very clearly the reality constraint in public policy deliberations in the current coronavirus crisis. Without committing one way or...

Essential, Yet Illegal?

Essential, Yet Illegal?

The U.S. federal government does a bunch of things that mystify me. They cannot discriminate in conferring benefits based on race, oh, unless it is affirmative action. Government agents cannot search you or your home without first earning a warrant, unless they think...

Reform Title IX Now

Reform Title IX Now

The Department of Education’s (DOE) reform of Title IX — the law that bans discrimination based on sex at federally-funded schools — has been a long time coming. For three Senators, it has not been long enough. They strenuously object to the impact on how colleges...

News Roundup

News Roundup 5/28/20

US news Trump will sign an executive order on social media soon. [Link] Shippers and insurers say it may be impossible to comply with the Trump administration's new guidance on how not to violate US sanctions. [Link] Secretary of State Pompeo announces that Hong Kong...

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New York Tax Revenue Plummeted 68% In April

From Bloomberg This is just April and just in New York. This will happen all over the country. My guess is that these lockdowns will end when state and local governments have to start letting people go and renegotiating pension contracts. "The Empire State collected...

Fearful Cops Handcuff 10 Year Old Girl During Traffic Stop

From the  Free Thought Project Rochester, NY — A video posted to Facebook this week has caused quite the ruckus after a 10-year-old girl was handcuffed during a traffic stop on Sunday. The mother of the little girl, Aqueelah Sovereign El Bey is now demanding justice....

Cop Kills Lady

Sometimes I joke that the only way for a cop to get in trouble for murder is if he kills his wife while off the clock on a Saturday night. Well that's wrong. They have a licence to kill their own wives and girlfriends too.

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Foreign Policy Focus

Is Trump’s Afghan “Peace Agreement” Working?

On FPF #488, I discuss the US-Taliban "peace agreement." The agreement has brought a reduction in violence between the US and the Taliban. Overall the violence between the Taliban and US-supported Afghan government rages. In the first three months of the year, Taliban...

Is Kim Jong-un Alive? guest Will Porter

Will Porter returns to Foreign Policy Focus to discuss the seeming reappearance of Kim Jong-un. Will breaks down the evidence that shows Kim's recent public visit to a new factory, after being absent from public view for three weeks. During his absence, the world...

Netanyahu’s Fake Documents Pushed the US Towards War

On FPF #486, I discuss how Israel apparently used fake documents to push Trump towards war with Iran in April 2018. Gareth Porter has a great article out that explains how it is clear the documents were forgeries. Netanyahu released the documents in April of 2018...

Don't Tread on Anyone

What Justin Amash Should Have Told Meet the Press

https://youtu.be/ePIBi2473nc "... my basic motivation for being a libertarian had never been economic but moral. ... While I was convinced that the free market was more efficient and would bring about a far more prosperous world than statism, my major concern was...

How to Spot a Demagogue – Propaganda Analysis

https://youtu.be/cg4TyndOVfg My full interview with Professor Bryan Caplan: https://youtu.be/eBiP_kAlp70 Social desirability bias is the tendency of respondents to answer questions in a manner that will be viewed favorably by others. It can take the form of...

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