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  • Haggis, neeps, and tatties
    How the USDA ruined Burns Supper
    As I write this, it is Burns Night, the occasion of a traditional Scottish celebration that honors the birthday of Robert Burns (1759-1796), a poet and lyricist of both the English and Scottish languages who inspired classical liberals and...
  • When implemented correctly, homeschooling is more effective than traditional schooling.
    Homeschooling and parental responsibility
    Every year, an increasing number of parents report feeling let down by the traditional school system and the implementation of rigorous Common Core testing has only heightened parent’s unhappiness. In extreme cases, some children have...
  • Workers push for a higher minimum wage in New York.
    New year brings entrepreneurship-killing regulations
    A new year should be a fresh start and a chance to thrive, but 2015 is poised to be anything but that year. As reported on Masslive.com yesterday, Jan. 1, businesses will now pay an increased minimum wage to workers in Massachusetts, and the...
  • IJ Entrepreneur Survival Guide
    New guide from libertarian law firm teaches entrepreneurs how to beat city hall
    Across the nation, millions of Americans dream of running their own business. But regulations—often passed to shut out new competition—prevent these dreams from becoming reality. A new handbook released today, December 18, 2014 by the...
  • Nebraska continues to keep cigar smoking illegal even in cigar bars
    Nebraska continues to keep cigar smoking illegal even in cigar bars
    The attack on the cigar industry continues in Nebraska as the latest challenge to the state's indoor smoking ban was defeated on Wednesday, November 14, 2014, by the Nebraska Supreme Court. The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that all public...
  • Airline seating: comfort is costly
    Middle class squeeze occurs at 35,000 feet
    On a recent trip to California, I flew Virgin America Airlines for the first time. I thought maybe that airline might offer something the others do not: more legroom. That didn't happen. Virgin America does offer little TV's on the back of...
  • Libertarians meet tomorrow in Lake Worth to talk child birth
    Libertarians meet tomorrow in Lake Worth to talk child birth
    The Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County (LP Palm Beach) will be meeting tomorrow evening, July 21, 2014, and it will be a program about the regulations affecting birthing. Former LP Palm Beach Secretary Kris Carmichael will speak with the...
  • Papaya tree
    Science and politics collide in the wake of Hawaii ban on GMO crops
    IO9 has a Wednesday story about a blanket ban on GMO crops that has been imposed on the big island of Hawaii. The controversy has pitting scientists and farmers, who tend to support GMO crops, and a group of political activists, including a...
  • Taming the wild beast: marijuana
    Taming the wild beast: marijuana
    During the past five years, the use of marijuana in the United States has increased significantly due to the changes in legislation, ease of access, as well as its increased medical use. Despite one’s viewpoint on the substance, most will...
  • Marijuana necklace
    Mandatory free pot on the table in Berkeley
    Marijuana has been a symbol of government over-regulation for almost 70 years. That has begun to change in recent years, with two states allowing recreational use and another 23 allowing medical use. But the left never sees freedom as its own...
  • Duke Protest
    Duke Dilemma: Can utility companies be clean, safe and keep costs down?
    The controversy over Duke Energy and the disposal of coal ash waste is a direct result of the “contradictory regulatory environment” in which the electrical power monopoly operates, said the state Libertarian Party chair in a statement...
  • Lyft Mustache
    States begin cracking down on rideshare programs
    Several states have begun cracking down on rideshare programs, such as Uber and Lyft, in an effort to… well, regulate. Despite the fact that there appears to be no logical reason to do so other than good old fashioned money grubbing,...
  • Indiana Div. of Oil & Gas slideshow: 'Hydraulic Fracturing 101' title sllide
    Fracking in Indiana: Regulations? We don’t need no stinking regulations!
    Indiana’s policy on fracking seems to be: Regulations? We don’t need no stinking regulations!Believe it or not, Indiana law does not truly regulate hydraulic fracturing. The state only requires a company to file a report after the job...
  • Fracking in Indiana:  Federal exemptions leave state in charge
    Fracking in Indiana: Federal exemptions leave state in charge
    The oil and gas industry conducts a significant amount of fracking throughout the New Albany shale formation in southwest Indiana. Despite a broad range of potentially harmful environmental impacts that fracking entails, the federal government has...
  • Murray Rothbard
    Free markets require no regulation
    This article is a rebuttal to an article titled “Free markets need more regulation than you think” by John Aziz, taking the form of a point-by-point commentary.The article is subtitled “After all, they can't just magically...