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FDA Steps Aside To Allow Lifesaving Vaccine… For The Well Connected

    Correction: Princeton University-Meningitis story – The Washington Post. Make no mistake about it; the primary purpose of the FDA is to stop you from getting access to medicine that might save your life.  Of course, a defender of … Continue reading

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The “Crack Baby” Myth

‘Crack baby’ study ends with unexpected but clear result – Philly.com. This is another story that doesn’t really have much to do with freedom; I just find it interesting when studies come out that reveal widespread beliefs to be entirely … Continue reading

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The UN Refuses To Tolerate Self-Determination

UN: Colo., Wash. legal pot violates drug treaties One of the stated goals of the United Nations at its founding was to encourage democracy and self-determination among the peoples of the world.  But oh how times change…  The UN is … Continue reading

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How To Argue For Drug Legalization

Previously, in the discussion of why I prefer “hard” arguments to easy ones, drug legalization came up as the example of an easy argument.  Of course, many disagreed, claiming that we should first attempt to achieve gains that are plausibly … Continue reading

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Ann Coulter Makes A Good Point

I know I’m a little late with this, but Ann Coulter was on Stossel last week where she faced a hostile audience of libertarian students.  Stossel brought her on the show to “defend conservatives” and she certainly did her best. … Continue reading

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Legalize. Don’t Tax. Don’t Regulate.

One of the most appealing aspects of libertarian political philosophy is that it demands the legalization of all victimless crimes.  Those within the liberty movement celebrate as legalization of various currently prohibited activities (drugs, gambling, prostitution) tends to slowly gain … Continue reading

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U.S. Drug-Related Deaths Outnumber Traffic Fatalities | Fox News

U.S. Drug-Related Deaths Outnumber Traffic Fatalities | Fox News. Interesting.  I’d have to imagine that the overwhelming majority of drug-related deaths are preventable.  Obviously on occasion, you’ll get something like “pharmacist accidentally gave you the wrong pills,” but for the … Continue reading

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