FOX NEWS – Will Authorities Abuse Skype?

On August 8, 2012, in Home, by admin

Government relentlessly steps up the war against privacy. http://www.LibertyPen.com

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John Stossel – Better Ideas In Education

On July 26, 2012, in Home, by admin

Public education has seen little change in the past several decades, despite diminishing results. In these excerpts from his documentary, “Stupid In America’” John Stossel explores some better ideas. http://www.LibertyPen.com

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John Stossel – The Future Of Liberty

On July 19, 2012, in Home, by admin

David Boaz (CATO) and Nick Gillespie (Reason.tv) join John to discuss the politics of individual liberty, social tolerance and fiscal responsibility. http://www.LibertyPen.com

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Syndicated columnist Nat Hentoff opines on the necessity of modifying one’s precepts in the face of evidence and reflects on a troubling trend beginning to take root at college campuses. (1989) http://www.LibertyPen.com

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Milton Friedman – Orwellian Newspeak

On June 8, 2012, in Home, by admin

Milton Friedman cuts through political smoke and mirrors to identify government’s operating premise.

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William F Buckley Jr provides his take on liberal premises, democracy and more. (from The Open Mind 1996)

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Government grows and grows. Why? Is there any way to limit government? Dr. Ashford explores the intellectual school known as “public choice.” Public choice theorists believe that politicians are self-interested, meaning they have a vested interest in growing government beyond its proper, limited size. This means that small, concentrated groups (like industry lobbying associations) yield tremendous power over the politics. This leads to subsidies and tax breaks for politically favored industries.

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The Institute for Justice presents a symposium discussing the current need for courts to remain active in preserving individual liberties. IJ’s President, Chip Mellor begins the symposium by discussing the responsibilities of the courts, the objectives of CJE, and introduces the first speaker, Randy Barnett.

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http://ij.org/center-for-judicial-engagement-symposium-bios

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Panel 1 of CJE’s Judicial Engagement Symposium. Institute for Justice’s, Elizabeth Price Foley, moderates panel of distinguished Professors, David Bernstein, Kurt Lash and Eric Claeys as they each discuss the role of the Courts in Enforcing Property Rights.

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Bestselling author Tom Woods urges Iowa radio host Steve Deace, who has a large evangelical audience, to endorse Ron Paul for president. http://www.TomWoods.com http://www.facebook.com/ThomasEWoods

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http://www.ij.org/CtTeeth

Teeth-whitening services are popular and increasingly available at spas, salons and shopping malls. This has been a boon for consumers because these businesses offer whitening services at a much lower cost than dentists do, often charging less than 25 percent of what a dentist would charge for similar results.

There is one group that is not smiling about these new, low-cost teeth-whitening services: the Connecticut Dental Commission. In June, the Commission ruled it is a crime punishable by up to five years in jail or $25,000 in civil penalties for anyone but a licensed dentist to offer teeth-whitening services, even if the customers apply the product to their own teeth.

Teeth-whitening products are regulated by the FDA as cosmetics, which mean anyone—even a child—can purchase them and apply them to his or her own teeth without a prescription and without supervision or instruction.

The Dental Commission’s ruling has nothing to do with public health or safety and everything to do with protecting licensed dentists from honest competition

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Rawls and Nozick on Liberty & Equality

On September 16, 2011, in Home, by admin

Prof. James Otteson discusses the philosophers John Rawls and Robert Nozick, and their different views on liberty and equality. Rawls considered equality to be the moral benchmark for all social and political institutions, and felt that any deviation from equality must be specially justified. Nozick, on the other hand, considered liberty to be the more important value. He pointed out that there is an inevitable tension between liberty and equality: to maintain equal distribution in society, a central planner would have to constantly interfere with people’s personal choices. Alternatively, if a central planner left people free to make independent choices, any patterns of equality would ultimately be disrupted.

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Newt Gingrich’s dismissal of the Paul Ryan plan and support for the individual healthcare mandate are simply the latest examples of the former House speaker’s long established statism.

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Senator Rand Paul addresses the crowd at an Iowa Republican Fundraiser, urging attendees to stand on principle and imbue the party with values.

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Nov. 13, 2010 – Ron and Rand Paul join Judge Napolitano to discuss the changing congressional landscape, implications for Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve, the sustainability of the Tea Party, concern for federal earmarks, and the role of social conservatism in regard to the Constitution.

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