Archive for Big Brother

Outrageous Rulings in the Silk Road Trial

I have seen Lyn Ulbricht, Ross’ mom, give talks on how her son got railroaded in the “Silk Road” trial a few times. After the most recent one in San Antonio, I realized that a lot of libertarians probably aren’t aware of these details. Regardless of what you think about Silk Road, this is pretty […]

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Drone Operator Whistleblowers

I heard this episode of “Democracy Now!” during my trip to Houston today. Some serious stuff, I encourage you to have this playing at least in the background.

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“Oh My Gosh You Idiots Are Afraid of a CLOCK?!”

One of the reasons I like economics is that you get inside of everybody’s head and try to explain their behavior as the outcome of rational (though perhaps gravely mistaken) choice. I also like novelists who merely describe what the various characters–even the “bad guys”–did and why, from their individual perspectives, without banging me over […]

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“Man Down”

It’s rather disturbing that this is all real footage.

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“The State Has Become Our God”

This performance could actually work in an improv night.

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Larry Summers Wants TPP Because of What It Represents

This is a bit freaky. Tyler Cowen points to Larry Summers who writes: The Senate’s rejection of President Woodrow Wilson’s commitment of the United States to the League of Nations was the greatest setback to U.S. global leadership of the last century. While not remotely as consequential, the votes in the House last week that, […]

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Anti-Conspiracy Theorist Article Unwittingly Trolls Itself

The headline of a recent RawStory article declares: Facebook conspiracy theorists fooled by even the most obvious anti-science trolling: study …and features this charming image:   Some strong words and a picture, no? Let’s see what this ballyhooed study found. According to the article: A team of Italian and American researchers tested the social media […]

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Rothbard on Torture

Every once in a while, someone who wants to stick it to Rothbardians will pull up this passage: “We may qualify this discussion in one important sense: police may use such coercive methods provided that the suspect turns out to be guilty, and provided that the police are treated as themselves criminal if the suspect […]

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