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Disappearing from the American landscape: why?

By Nathan Barton When researching the column on “Disappearances: American Style?” (some time ago) I did find a few interesting articles about disappearances that are of interest but distracted from the point of that commentary. Still worth looking at and … Continue reading

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Seattle’s comeupance – to be followed by that of Washington State?

By Nathan Barton Just a quickie: several states, foremost among them, Washington state, are attempting to impose special taxes on any sale of a firearm OR ammunition, with the money supposedly to be used to “study” or “combat” or “deal … Continue reading

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False religions, new and old

Libertarian Commentary #16-19C, By Nathan Barton False religions are, of course, a dime a dozen and have been since not all that long after Adam and Eve got kicked out of the garden. Today, more than ever, we see the … Continue reading

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Echelons Above Reality: the IRS and Congress

Libertarian Commentary #16-16B, by Nathan Barton The Army sometimes uses a term “Echelons Above Reality” or EAR, when speaking of higher command and especially the civilians that tell the military what to do: the secretaries of Defense, Navy, Army, and … Continue reading

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Taxes and Other Insanity!

Libertarian Commentary #16-04B, 25 JAN 2016 By Nathan Barton What business does the “justice system” have deciding what is, and what is not, a potato chip (called a potato crisp in the UK)? Apparently, every bit when taxes are at … Continue reading

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Libertarian Commentary on the News, 24 August 2015, #15-34A: Fearmongering

By Nathan Barton Fearmongering or a victory for vaping? Even while some government agencies and studies, like the Student Science News claims that vaping leads to increased rates of smoking for teens, the Adam Smith Institute reports that Public Health … Continue reading

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Nuns and Ghouls

By Nathan Barton Recent events discussed on the talk shows (and much less so on news channels, especially the mainstream media) are deeply disturbing, and the response of too many libertarians both disturbs me and disgusts me. So when a … Continue reading

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