Kartel Policy – A through M

This Test Claims to Show Whether You’re Unconsciously Racist. Here Are Its Problems.

Are you secretly a racist? Do you harbor prejudices deep within your subconscious? Could you be bigoted without even knowing it? These are highly charged accusations, but a team of social psychologists developed a test claiming to uncover such unconscious biases. Known as the Implicit …

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Why So Many Scientific Studies Are Flawed And Poorly Understood

Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia Genetic Literacy ProjectShould we believe the USA Today headline, “Drinking four cups of coffee daily lowers risk of death”? And what should we make of, “Mouthwash May Trigger Diabetes…”? Should we really eat more, not less, fat? Continue Reading....

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Eugene Volokh On Everything

Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia EconLogNick Gillespie has a good interview with Eugene Volokh of the famed law blog The Volokh Conspiracy. Continue Reading....

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Perils Of Going Cashless

Image credit: istockIn the Newsquoting Charles CalomirisStephen Habervia The HinduWhen it comes to the war on cash, there is a lot more to it than what just meets the eye Continue Reading....

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Reminder to Republicans: Ending Title II "Net Neutrality" Regulations is the Free Market Position

Ahead of tomorrow’s vote on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order proposed by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, FreedomWorks wants to remind Congressional Republicans, including our right-of-center allies: the pro-free-market position is to support the Order. FreedomWorks Director of Policy Patrick Hedger explains: “Net …

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CEI Asks Court to Compel FCC to Respond to Petition on Charter Cable Merger

After over a year and a half without response from the agency, the Competitive Enterprise Institute is representing individuals taking the Federal Communications Commission to court regarding the 2016 Charter/Brighthouse/Time Warner cable merger. Arguing that the FCC has a statutory obligation to respond to CEI’s …

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Victory Lap? 2017 Was Bitcoin's Backwards Year

2017 was another gloriously miserable year for bitcoin. As in 2016, gains in the price of bitcoin belie deep deficits in the cryptocurrency world. Bitcoin’s stock of social capital, the human institutions around this most important technology, remains woefully deficient, and the capacity of bitcoin to …

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What Should Direct Our Economy: The Invisible Hand or the Iron Fist?

You probably heard: a recent poll found that nearly half of American millennials would rather live under socialism than capitalism. To anyone old enough to remember the horrors of central planning, this should come as a shock. The fact that an economic system responsible for more than one …

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Restoring the Integrity of Comments in Government Proceedings

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Lessons From the Loss of ARA San Juan

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