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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-42B: Ebola and other madness

By Nathan Barton Good afternoon.  Ebola and Enterovirus D68 may not be as catching as so many fear, but madness is highly contagious.  Among other things, on Monday I’ve already received a full week’s dose of panicmongering about how millions … Continue reading

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Libertarian commentary on the News, #14-42A: Weekend this and that

By Nathan Barton Good afternoon.  Some stories from the end of the week to comment on.  Greed, stupidity, and eating their own.  Oh, and the war on some drugs and taking care of the troops, and updates on wars and … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41E: Cannibals virtual and actual

By Nathan Barton Good morning. This is a horrible tale of how the arrogance of cops (specifically, game wardens) has virtually destroyed a family and their friends and efforts to help others.  And this is in Idaho, which reminds us … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41D: Panic and diseases of mind and body

By Nathan Barton Good morning! Crude oil prices are continuing to dive, nearing $80 a barrel on Wednesday, down from $95 in just a few hours, while some are predicting going as low as $60 a barrel within a few … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-41B: Local tyranny and economics

By Nathan Barton Good afternoon! I ended up with a short commentary today, as most of it was taken up by a long discussion of the growing contagion of police abuse and violence (BY police and not on police) in … Continue reading

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Public Health? Private Health? (was: Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-40D)

By Nathan Barton Public health is in the news, dominated by Ebola, but with lots of other things.  In the last twenty-four hours, thousands of articles and hundreds of thousands of words have been produced about what is happening.  Fear … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-40C: Stupid epidemic worse than “disease?”

By Nathan Barton Today, the natural theme of the stories that are catching my eye seem to be stupidity on the part of government officials and policies, various and sundry people, on a wide variety of topics.  Bad as things … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-40A: Hypocrisy in Government? Surely not!

By Nathan Barton Good morning.  Is government just lying? (Again?) Or being hypocritical?  Or just being stupid?  Or all of the above? Anger at president reaches new high as faith in government falls according to the WaPo. New polling data … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-39E: Weekend fears and follies

By Nathan Barton Good morning!  On this lovely Saturday, the Home Front is just really going through convulsions, as people are really upset and worried. We aren’t supposed to, of course: guvmint will take care of us really, really nicely, … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, #14-39C: Evil is as evil does

By Nathan Barton Good morning. On the road yesterday, so playing catch up today! A story I’ve wanted to address shows how evil and stupid government and those who trust in it are. Connecticut governor’s Sandy Hook panel recommends new … Continue reading

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