COVID policies were a great mistake, imposed by arrogant officials who were not following science, but rather were following their own authoritarian instincts.
The Biden Administration’s 2023 budget bill proposing a “billionaire tax,” imposing a 25-percent minimum rate on the “unrealized capital gains” of the wealthiest Americans is unconstitutional.
Our citizens are justifiably sickened and infuriated by so many deadly shootings.
The power to tax or to regulate is also the power to control, not just in the supposed “public interest” but in the interest of the regulators themselves, or specific politicians, or the government more generally.
Wyoming: Blue California’s Red Mini-Me?
So how has judicial review worked out?
The alternative to state licensing is free-market certification.
What people used to say about the CCP role in the management of TikTok applies fully in the US today with all the main tech companies.
New Biden administration regulations will lower the standard of living of Americans.
The Founding Fathers’ moral achievement in securing patents and other intellectual property rights in U.S. law.
Those who support a culture of reason should be rooting for Elon Musk’s Twitter to succeed.
Many attempts to defend property rights are founded on the wrong premises. The result, unfortunately, is ultimately destructive to the cause.
Do as I say, or else you will be fined or sent to prison.
Facebook’s vice president has admitted fact-checkers are not necessarily objective, and the company even acknowledged recently in a lawsuit that fact-check tags are “opinion,” not factual assertions.
At issue is whether and to what extent the government itself has had a hand in encouraging tech companies to squelch speech. If so, this is unconstitutional.
If Cruz really wants parents, and all Americans, to have freedom of choice, he should call for the abolition of the FDA.
Forcing companies to allow content is the flip side of prohibiting them from expressing certain ideas. These are the two side of the censorship coin.
Occupational licensure is a species of political favoritism, invariably enacted to protect incumbent practitioners by restricting competition.
Ayn Rand correctly wrote that without property rights, no other rights are possible.
“If only I was dictator, I know how to set things right.”
Banning uninfected foreigners, like Novak Djokovic, from the US because they are unvaccinated is anti-science as vaccination does not stop the spread of covid-19, and anti-American as it violates the principles of individual freedom & choice that America was founded upon.
Social media companies are not a threat to free speech. Governments that do not respect property rights are.
The gradual rise of the 4th branch of government (the administrative “deep state” bureaucracy) which is very much the most powerful branch – has reduced the American political process to mere theater as compared with the real activity of government, which rests with the permanent bureaucracy.
Important lecture by Objectivist philosopher Onkar Ghate examining the reasoning and implications of SCOTUS overturning Roe vs Wade.
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