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Benjamin Franklin never said that he banged Amanda Cerny


Despite the popularity of the t-shirt in tourist shops throughout Philadelphia, Franklin never said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Not even close. 770 more words

Political Economy

Karl Marx's Top Ten List

When discussing ways to solve America’s domestic problems a friend of mine said, “Let’s all read The Communist Manifesto and do the exact opposite of that.” That may seem like a simplistic solution, but let’s consider these 10 economic requirements laid out in Marx’s writings that are essential for moving towards communism: 355 more words

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‘Afromaidan’: Foreign media cite Ferguson as evidence of US ‘failed state’

Media outlets around the world use Missouri’s racial tension to further criticism of Washington’s policies

Ben Piven (Twitter: @benpiven)
19 August 2014

It should come as no surprise that the wall-to-wall U.S. 1,139 more words

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Milton Friedman on Libertarianism and Humility

Milton Friedman on conservative/libertarian political and economic philosophy/methodology of The Chicago School vs. the methodology of Mises and Austrio-libertarians.

The most comprehensive rebuttal I’ve seen by Friedman on gradual vs non-gradual solutions to government overreach. 7 more words

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Me in The Nation...

…Huffing and puffing about Ferguson, the warrior cop, and the arsenal of racial oppression.