Author: Liberty Feeds

We Are Not Okay

We, your Black friends, family, and colleagues, are not okay. A Black woman, asleep in her bed, was murdered in cold blood and the system didn’t just find her killers innocent — they found their crime, the crime of ending the life of a Black woman, unworthy of even being charged.We work alongside you at the American Civil Liberties Union, fighting for a country that’s never loved us and forced to fight within a system built to harm and kill us. A legal system that says explicitly that Black lives do not matter. A system that calls for more accountability for…

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CBP Wants to Destroy Records of Misconduct. We Can’t Let Them.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the nation’s largest federal law enforcement agency, operates with routine impunity. Now, the agency has asked the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), which maintains federal agency records, to approve destruction of internal CBP records of misconduct.  An agency rife with abuse should not be allowed to purge its own paper trail of wrongdoing. That’s why this week, the ACLU of Texas Border Rights Center, along with more than 100 partner organizations, filed a public comment urging NARA to reject CBP’s proposal. The principal reason: CBP’s own oversight system is a disaster, and future study of the…

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The worst moment of the first presidential debate in 2020

The first presidential debate of 2020 reached an historic low in its the very first segment – not from Joe Biden calling the president a “clown” or telling him to “shut up,” nor from Donald Trump choosing to imitate Biden’s interruption-laden 2012 vice presidential debate performance on steroids. Continue Reading…
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Big Government, Big Business, Big Protectionism

Scott Lincicome It is commonly assumed on the left and (increasingly) the right that free markets boost—and that government regulation checks—the growth and market power of large corporations. Liberalized international trade and investment policies, in particular, are often criticized by market skeptics as a tool that Big Business uses to entrench its dominant position to the detriment of workers and potential competitors. Libertarians and other free market advocates, of course, believe much the opposite: that free market competition fuels “creative destruction”—i.e., the economically‐​valuable displacement of old, large companies by new competitors, as first described by economist Joseph Schumpeter—and thus serves as a powerful check on Big Business, which often lobbies for and benefits from trade restrictions and other government regulations that discourage new market entrants.
A new paper from economists Mara Faccio and John McConnell of Purdue University provides strong new support for the “libertarian” view. Examining data for 75 countries (including the United States) since 1910, they find—

Consistent with Schumpeter’s proposition, the displacement of old, large firms is the norm in each of the time periods considered, but exceptions to the creative destruction rule do exist. In fact, 13.6 percent of the 20 largest firms in each country remained in the top 20…

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The Election Has Already Been Hijacked and the Winner Decided: ‘We the People’ Lose

September 30, 2020. The outcome is a foregone conclusion: the Deep State will win and “we the people” will lose.The Election Has Already Been Hijacked and the Winner Decided: ‘We the People’ Lose was first posted on September 30, 2020 at 6:13 pm.©2018 "The Daily Bell". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at admin@example.com …

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Key Vote NO on the Heroes Act 2.0, H.Amdt. to S.Amdt. to H.R. 925

On behalf of our activist community, I urge you to contact your representative and ask him or her to vote NO on House Democrats’ new Heroes Act 2.0, the H.Amdt. to the S.Amdt. to H.R. 925. The vote on the Heroes Act 2.0 comes at a time when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have refused to negotiate in good-faith with the White House on another COVID-19 relief package. Although Pelosi and Schumer have lowered their top-line price tag for another COVID-19 relief package to $2.2 trillion from $3.5 trillion, the $2.2 trillion demand is…

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GOA Challenges ATF Reversal of NICS Exemption in Michigan

September 30, 2020 For immediate release GOA Challenges ATF Reversal of NICS Exemption in Michigan Springfield, VA – Gun Owners of America (GOA) is suing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for reversing itself in a way that diminishes the gun rights of Michiganders. As a result of a letter issued on March 3rd, 2020, the Bureau … Read more …

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The masquerading problem

For the past four decades, I’ve been complaining about the way the profession does empirical work on monetary policy. The studies often use “vector autoregressions” to estimate the impact of changes in the policy interest rate. Unfortunately, interest rates are not monetary policy. You can try to estimate the part of interest rate movements that […]
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GOA Endorses Dan Rodimer

Help a True Supporter of the Second Amendment Win in November Gun Owners of America is proud to endorse Dan Rodimer for Congress in Nevada’s Third Congressional District. Dan Rodimer is not a career politician. He is just the kind of principled, pro-Second Amendment leader we need in Washington. Dan earned GOA’s support because he opposes any new gun control … Read more …

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Colleges Shouldn’t Be Able to Get Away with Violating Student Speech Rights

Ilya Shapiro and Michael Collins College is a time to think, to learn, to challenge others’ ideas, and to have your ideas challenged in turn. So thought Chike Uzuegbunam when he attempted to share his religious ideas with fellow students and ran into Georgia Gwinnett College’s “speech zone” policy.
Chike decided to share his beliefs, through one‐​on‐​one conversations and handouts, in a large plaza outside the library. Campus police ordered him to stop. They informed him that he could only speak in designated “speech zones.” Chike applied for permission to use a zone, but could only speak briefly before campus police again accosted him. This time he was told that his speech was “disorderly conduct,” which is any speech that causes discomfort, as judged subjectively by whoever might be listening. The police threatened Chike with prosecution and he was frightened into silence.
As a public college, Georgia Gwinnett is bound by the First Amendment not to abridge speech. But the school cordoned off the “free and open expression of divergent points of view” into two miniscule areas of campus, which were only available a few hours a day on weekdays and required a three‐​day advanced reservation. The college had unfettered discretion in approving who may speak and when and how.
Not…

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Incrementalism Versus the Libertarian Non-Aggression Principle

The modern-day libertarian movement is besieged by statist proposals to reform the welfare-warfare state way of life in which Americans live. Included among such reform proposals are things like Social Security “privatization,” school vouchers, health-savings accounts, immigration “reform,” and many more.
As I have indicated in previous articles, reform-oriented libertarians have long maintained that these reform proposals are “freedom and free enterprise.” Of course, that’s simply not true. Libertarianism — or genuine liberty — necessarily requires the Continue Reading
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The Most Frightening Thing Joe Biden Said Last Night

Joe BidenPresident Trump throughout the debate last night tried to frame Joe Biden as a radical leftist. Biden denied it time after time.But it was Biden himself who provided the tell that he does indeed side with radical leftists and I am talking frightening radical leftist concepts.At about 30 minutes into the debate, Biden said, “It’s about equity and equality. It’s about decency. It’s about …

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