Tag Archives: liberty

Liberty and the environment

I’ve been asked this question more than once over the years, as an environmental engineer: “If business is not regulated by government, wouldn’t the environment be destroyed?” Here is a compendium of my answers, over time. Here in the Fifty … Continue reading

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Hong Kong and liberty

By Nathan Barton In July, the Heritage Foundation rated Hong Kong as the MOST economically-free nation in the world, giving it 89.9 out of a possible 100.  Not  politically free, but economically-free.  They (and we) recognize that the two DO go … Continue reading

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A brief look at the 9th Amendment and “gun control”

By Nathan Barton In 2019, much of the Bill of Rights has become a dead letter, honored (but threatened) by words and largely ignored (or avoided through loopholes) in practice.  L Neil Smith, in his BORE initiative, points this out … Continue reading

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China, democracy and liberty

By Nathan Barton What do Chinese Communists fear? The Hill some weeks ago published an opinion piece about how Red China fears democracy. Since this, of course, China and its economy, the US trade war, and the situation in Hong … Continue reading

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Our right to beverage alcohol

By Nathan Barton Is it a “right” or a “privilege” to buy and/or drink alcohol? Is that an inherent human right? Is that a right of Americans under the Constitution? Or is that a privilege granted to us by government? … Continue reading

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Oh, yes, the mainstream media

By Nathan Barton Time and again, the media demonstrate that they cannot be trusted. Consider three different stories. See how the mainstream media buries the story under the huge serving of propaganda they are dishing out to us, the public. … Continue reading

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Is Red China dying?

By Nathan Barton Hong Kong is in the news a lot: protests have disrupted business and usual, and even shut down airline flights in and out of the former Crown Colony.  The protests started several months ago, because Beijing was … Continue reading

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