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The standard, snide, leftist dismissal of libertarians is that we’re only in favor of individual greed and personal pleasure. In this superb Freeman column, Duke professor Michael Munger gives a strong rejoinder to that. Libertarians are for civil society, which allows for a profusion of voluntary associations meant to solve all kinds of social problems.
The following is a list of education systems that scored higher than the United States on the 2012 International Student Assessment (PISA) science test: Shanghai-China 580 Hong Kong-China 555 Singapore 551 Japan 547 Finland 545 Estonia 541 Korea, Republic of 538 Vietnam 528 Poland 526 Canada 525 Liechtenstein 525 Germany 524 Chinese Taipei 523 NetherlandsContinue Reading
MainStreet writer Michael Tremoglie argues here that the hilariously misnamed “Affordable Care Act” (makes you wonder if Lenin’s collectivization of agriculture in the Soviet Union was preceded by something like “The Affordable Food Act”) is just a return to the unpopular managed care of 25 years ago. Yes, but worse, given all the unintended badContinue Reading
The turkey is finished and all the relatives have gone home. We are all familiar with the Black Friday retail shopping and the ridiculous hours stores are open on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but in recent years another shopping holiday has been created, Cyber Monday. Beginning during the 2005 holiday season, the term was coinedContinue Reading
For those unexpected emergencies that sometimes come up like Medicaid shortfalls, natural disasters, mandates from the federal government or a visiting two year old who comes down with pneumonia – it pays to be prepared and plan ahead. And that’s exactly what the General Assembly did with the 2013-14 budget. They put money aside forContinue Reading
Last week, NASA launched its MAVEN mission to study Mars’ atmosphere. This though is one of the last NASA missions to another planet for the foreseeable future. The space agency currently only has three other such missions in development. These are: • The InSight mission to Mars, which is set to launch in March 2016.Continue Reading