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  • The Struggle for Economic Liberty

    Here’s my taxi question. If a person is law-abiding, has a driver’s license, has a car or van that has passed safety inspection, and has adequate liability insurance, is there any consumer-oriented reason he should not be able to become a taxicab owner/operator?

  • Rank the Candidates

    OK, my list isn’t very scientific. It’s also probably unfair that I give demerits to candidates such as Huckabee, Christie and others who explicitly and cluelessly denounce libertarians.

  • Is Trumpism the New Nationalism?

    Whatever becomes of Trump the candidate, Trumpism, i.e., economic and foreign policy nationalism, appears ascendant.

  • Hillary Clinton and ‘Black Lives Matter’: An Unproductive Confrontation

    Reporters and voters have so far gotten few glimpses of Hillary Clinton speaking candidly. One of the few examples available is in the videotape and transcript of her meeting with Black Lives Matter protesters in New Hampshire last week.

  • GOP Should Worry Less About Trump and More About Itself

    Commentators and political consultants are working overtime to divine why Donald Trump’s candidacy is explosively successful despite his breaking all the established rules. They’re outthinking themselves.

  • Sorting the Candidates

    Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective parties’ presidential nominations next year. Moreover, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each make their own party nervous.

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  • The Struggle for Economic Liberty

    The Struggle for Economic Liberty

    Here’s my taxi question. If a person is law-abiding, has a driver’s license, has a car or van that has passed safety inspection, and has adequate liability insurance, is there any consumer-oriented reason he should not be able to become a taxicab owner/operator?

  • Obesity and Health Care Costs Continue to Rise Under Obamacare

    Obesity and Health Care Costs Continue to Rise Under Obamacare

    In the months leading up to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Barack Obama traveled across the country lauding the bill’s potential to fundamentally transform the U.S. health care system.

  • Rank the Candidates

    Rank the Candidates

    OK, my list isn’t very scientific. It’s also probably unfair that I give demerits to candidates such as Huckabee, Christie and others who explicitly and cluelessly denounce libertarians.

  • EPA Withholds Mine Spill Documents from Congress

    EPA Withholds Mine Spill Documents from Congress

    A congressional committee blasted the Environmental Protection Agency today for blocking release of documents related to the Gold King mine disaster, which poured deadly chemicals into the largest source of drinking water in the West.