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Time is money, money is time

Source: Cobden Centre
by Alasdair Macleod

“Unlike the other dimensions, height, breadth and depth, the fourth is almost infinite, but individuals enjoy only a small part of it, our three-score years and ten. Time moves on. What really matters is not wasting it.” (01/09/19)

Sounds Like Liberty, episode 30

Source: The Launch Pad Media

“In today’s episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine Silent Running by Mike + The Mechanics. It’s everybody’s favorite sleeper anarchist anthem from the 80’s.” [Flash audio or MP3] (01/09/19)

No, the US and Colombia will not eradicate 50% of Colombian coca by 2023

Source: PanAm Post
by David Unsworth

“In keeping with a general trend of satirical news becoming reality, The Onion was spot on 20 years ago when they wrote a prescient headline: ‘Drugs Win Drug War.’ Apparently, politicians have not gotten the message.” (01/08/19)

Free Talk Live, 01/08/19

“NH State Reps to Commit Civil Disobedience and Violate State House Chamber Gun Ban :: Savage Cutback :: Swamp vs Bog :: Adam Kokesh Joins Us to Discuss His Recent Arrest in New Orleans and Book Bomb :: HOSTS — Ian, Mark, Aria.” [Flash audio or MP3] (01/08/19)

Administrators strike back

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“[T]he team that wrote the infamous ‘The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct’ went on to successfully place some incredibly goofy papers into prestigious journals — and even garner earnest praise from peer reviewers. Now, the humiliated academic world is striking back.” (01/09/19)

The Tom Woods Show, episode 1315

“In this episode I review some themes from my 2011 book Rollback, which makes the case against, well, pretty much everything — the Fed, the military-industrial complex, the whole kit and kaboodle. I also discuss an interesting development in the James Damore case at Google.” [various formats] (01/08/19)

Totally Not Socialism [TM]

Source: A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg

“Americans will stand (with their hand over their heart no less) for socialism so long as it’s wrapped up in Totally Not Socialism[TM] packaging. So to claim that their Green New Deal is Totally Not Socialism[TM] the advocates of this Green New Deal are calling it an economic stimulus package.” (01/08/19)

Everything Voluntary Podcast, episode 264

“Episode 264 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: an article he wrote in August 2018 on his rethinking of the concept of prosperity by divorcing it from the concept of material abundance.” [various formats] (01/08/19)

What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets wrong about Europe

Source: Acton Institute
by Rev. Ben Johnson

“True, one can find strands of socialism in European social democracy. However, one could equally cite European precedent to abolish the minimum wage, allow partial privatization of Social Security, establish continent-wide free trade, institute a low flat-rate property tax, give parents school choice, and limit abortions to the first trimester.” (01/08/19)

Reasons to believe in Trump’s Syria withdrawal are vanishing

by Caitlin Johnstone

“The president’s words said the troops were leaving, and what actually happened was the US bombing the Syrian government for a second time in a year while troops remained where they were. Everyone completely lost their shit last month when the president once again made the claim that US troops will be brought home from Syria. … But what have his actions been?” (01/07/19)

Can the FDA prevent teens from vaping?

Source: Independent Institute
by Raymond March

“I’ve argued in a previous blog post that these regulations will likely cause considerable harm to those they are intended to help. Others agree. However, few have asked, Can the FDA actually prevent teens from vaping? I am, once again, skeptical.” (01/07/19)

The world wants term limits

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“The Economist magazine has announced its ‘Country of the Year.’ It’s Armenia. … former President Serzh Sargsyan did his darnedest to escape presidential term limits — as is attempted by so many heads of state around the world. Sometimes the power-grabbers succeed and sometimes they don’t. But everywhere, most voters oppose such shenanigans." (01/07/19)

Talking ourselves into a Cold War with China

Source: Cato Institute
by Simon Lester

“The U.S.-China relationship, we are told, may undergo a ‘conscious uncoupling.’ The two countries could be moving towards an ‘economic cold war.’ Actual war is unlikely (although you never know), but nevertheless a seismic geopolitical shift is supposedly upon us. But what does all this really mean?” (01/07/19)

Reason Podcast, 01/07/19

“Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Matt Welch and Peter Suderman begin today’s Reason Podcast, editors’ roundtable edition, with an extended conversation about what [Tucker] Carlson gets right and (mostly) wrong, and how his critique overlaps both with modern reformoconism and some elements of Elizabeth Warren-style populism.” [various formats] (01/07/19)

Ron Paul Liberty Report, 01/07/19

“President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton (along with the Secretary of State and other neocons) are openly defying the president’s stated policy of a rapid withdrawal of US troops from Syria. The president does not seem too bothered by this open insubordination. Will he cave in to the neocons? Does it really matter?” [Flash video] (01/07/19)

The Democrats need a brutal primary to beat Trump

The American Conservative
by Peter Van Buren

“If Dems grant the media, currently operating with the hive mind of a 24-year-old Brooklynite who owes her parents money, too much influence, it’ll be some accomplishment-free shiny object like Beto who Trump will treat as a political chew toy. Give the voters another rigged primary — make it another Her Turn — and you likely give America another four years of Trump.”

Foreign Policy Focus, episode 294

Source: Foreign Policy Focus

“On FPF #294, I discuss new updates in the Russiagate conspiracy theory and Syria.” [various formats] (01/07/19)

Ted Galen Carpenter on The Scott Horton Show

Source: Libertarian Institute

“Cato Institute fellow Ted Galen Carpenter talks about his latest article, ‘NATO Partisans Started a New Cold War With Russia.'” [various formats] (01/07/19)

Keith’s Vision of Pan-Anarchism, Part 4

Source: Attack The System

“Today [Todd Lewis] will be joined by Keith Preston for our fourth and final installment of Pan-Anarchism to discuss the hard question of national defense.” [Flash video] (01/07/19)

A truce in the battle over birth control

Source: Reason
by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

“Two new rules concerning employer-sponsored health insurance and contraception coverage, set to take effect in January, will finally allow conscientious objectors to opt out of the now-notorious Obamacare contraception mandate. But the feds shouldn’t consider the matter settled until women can buy birth control over the counter.” (for publication 02/19)

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