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Archive of posts published in the tag: Reason Magazine

Liberty and Unemployment

From Deirdre McCloskey in Reason Magazine, The Myth of Technological Unemployment Helping the poverty-stricken is laudable. But we can’t subsidize 1.7 million people a month. Nor is job retraining a good idea when directed from above: The wise heads in Washington…

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The Point of an Economy

From Deirdre McCloskey in Reason Magazine, The Myth of Technological Unemployment When a Ford plant installed robots, Walter Reuther, a long-ago president of the United Auto Workers union, is said to have asked a manager: “How are you going to get…

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Paving the Road to Hell

from Reason Magazine, Trump and the Power of the Presidency by Katherine Mangu-Ward Every time Obama made a recess appointment, or issued an executive order on gender-neutral bathrooms, or limited the comment period on a new regulation, or denied a…

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Pragmatism and Morals

from an interview with Penn Jillete in the January Reason Magazine When I talk about the death penalty to people, there are a zillion pragmatic arguments to make that the death penalty is more expensive, that you could make mistakes…

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Reading 2016 07 20

The Secret History of the Minimum Wage by Diedre McKloskey at Reason Friedman’s Sampler from the WSJ in 2006 What most people really object to when they object to a free market is that it is so hard for them…

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A Democratic Clinton Alternative

From Nick Gillespie in Reason Magazine, Everything’s Awesome and Camille Paglia Is Unhappy! excerpts: reason: So what is it about Hillary that bothers you? Paglia: She’s a fraud! reason: Explain how. Paglia: She can’t have an opinion without poll-testing it. She’s a liar. This is…

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Gender Myopia

From Nick Gillespie in Reason Magazine, Everything’s Awesome and Camille Paglia Is Unhappy! excerpts: I am an equal opportunity feminist. I believe that all barriers to women’s advancement in the social and political realm must be removed. However, I don’t…

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Very Selective Outrage over Citizens United

From Mark Hemingway in Reason Magazine, When Open Government Slams Shut: excerpt: Consider the case of organized labor. For all of the Democratic Party’s grandstanding about campaign finance transparency, documenting their biggest fund raising source turns out to be difficult…

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Journalistic Malfeasance on Zimmerman

It is interesting how ill informed so much of the coverage is of the Zimmerman case. More of this from Reason Magazine, Zimmerman Backlash Continues Thanks to Media Misinformation by Cathy Young. Excerpts: This narrative has perpetuated the lie that…

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Reason on Gibson Guitars

A Follow up on the Gibson Guitar raid under the Lacey Act:

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A Blueprint for a Free City- Sandy Springs, GA

Reason shows how a city got it right. Sandy Springs had a great opportunity and did not waste it.  They broke from the bloated Atlanta government bureaucracy and set up their own city, privatizing most of its services, avoiding public unions…

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How Your Feet Make Your Vote Count

According to the most recent census Texas will gain four seats, and Florida will gain two seats.  New York and Ohio will lose two seats. Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington will each pick up a seat.  Illinois,…

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Breasts of Terror

The Transportation security Administration gave flight attendant Cathy Bossi a pat-down search at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. When one of the screeners felt up her right breast, the agent asked, “What is this?” Bossi explained that she had a breast removed…

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Walden Regulated

After Ithaca College asked incoming freshmen to read Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, a group of students in the Departmemnt of Environmetnal Studies and Sciences got the idea to build a replica of Thoreau’s famous cabin. The local code enforecment officer…

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