Freeman

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Deputizing America

Sooner or later, we’ll all work for the State—unless we do something about it

AUGUST 18, 2014 by IAIN MURRAY

Government agencies are threatening businesses with prosecution if they fail to do the government's law enforcement legwork. It's already shutting down business.

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Sign It and Seal It

AUGUST 14, 2014 by SARAH SKWIRE

A play commemorating Magna Carta demonstrates nothing so much as the difficulty of making fine words on paper provide liberty in the real world.

ANYTHING PEACEFUL ANYTHING PEACEFUL

By the Numbers: How Dangerous Is It to Be a Cop?

Despite what supporters of police militarization claim, being a cop doesn't require increasingly deadly kit. It's not even particularly dangerous.

The Paladins of Police Abuse and Militarization

3 quick thoughts on the MSM, Libertarians, and Ferguson

The mainstream media are woefully behind on police militarization and police abuse. And yet they're attempting to gallop to the front of an army of libertarians and citizen activists who have been working this beat for years.

THE ARENA

Spooner v. Bentham on Natural Rights

Which way do you lean on natural rights? Who do you find yourself agreeing with most often, Spooner or Bentham?

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July/August 2014

The United States' corporate tax burden is the highest in the world, but innovators will always find a way to duck away from Uncle Sam's reach. Doug Bandow explains how those with the means are renouncing their citizenship in increasing numbers, while J. Dayne Girard describes the innovative use of freeports to shield wealth from the myriad taxes and duties imposed on it as it moves around the world. Of course the politicians brand all of these people unpatriotic, hoping you won't think too hard about the difference between the usual crony-capitalist suspects and the global creative elite that have done so much to improve our lives. In a special tech section, Joseph Diedrich, Thomas Bogle, and Matthew McCaffrey look at various ways these innovators add value to our lives--even in ways they probably never expected.
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