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WATCHING YOU: CIA Uses TVs, Smartphones, Cars to Spy.

Today, Wikileaks released a treasure trove of documents detailing the full extent of the Central Intelligence Agency’s cyber-espionage capabilities. The official press release summarizing the findings is here. According to the press release, the CIA has developed covert hacks into a litany of everyday devices used by regular people, including but not limited to “Apple’s […]

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Does “Free Trade” Hurt Americans?

Pat Buchanan is a sharp political analyst. He strikes at the core of an issue more quickly than Marion Barry could light a crack pipe, which is to say pretty quickly. But his grasp of economics is poor. Not just poor: resoundingly bad. In a recent article commenting on Trump’s State of the Union address, […]

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Obama and NAFTA: Betraying The Left Wing.

In the Washington Post, we read: President Obama is preparing a major push on a vast free-trade zone that seeks to enlist Republicans as partners and test his premise that Washington can still find common ground on major initiatives. It also will test his willingness to buck his own party in pursuit of a legacy-burnishing […]

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Ron Paul: “Scottish Referendum Gives Reasons to be Hopeful.”

Posted on the Ron Paul Institute, as written by Ron Paul: Even though it ultimately failed at the ballot box, the recent campaign for Scottish independence should cheer supporters of the numerous secession movements springing up around the globe. In the weeks leading up to the referendum, it appeared that the people of Scotland were […]

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Ron Paul: “Celebrate Independence, not Big Government.”

Written and posted by Ron Paul at the Ron Paul Institute: This week Americans will enjoy Independence Day with family cookouts and fireworks. Flags will be displayed in abundance. Sadly, however, what should be a celebration of the courage of those who risked so much to oppose tyranny will instead be turned into a celebration […]

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Understanding Modern Economics in the USA.

Most Americans know practically nothing about Economics. The only economic principle most people recall is “supply and demand”. Otherwise, the average level of economic literacy in America is nil. Most Americans’ exposure to Economics takes place in college classrooms. This is unfortunate, because one of the worst places to learn about economics is in the […]

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TED Talk: “My Escape from North Korea.”

This is the story of one girl’s escape from North Korea, and how she eventually smuggled her family out of North Korea through perilous experiences in China, Thailand and Laos, before eventually reaching South Korea. It is clear what lesson one can take away from this video: The spirit of freedom in mankind can’t be […]

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Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana, Suggests Gallup Poll.

Since 1969, Gallup has conducted multiple nationwide polls to gauge American public opinion on whether or not marijuana should be legalized. In 1969, only 12% of Americans favored the legalization of marijuana. Sentiments have seemingly reversed as time has passed, until reaching a milestone this year: for the first time in the history of the […]

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Anthem of North Korea: Stark Contrast.

This is the National Anthem of North Korea, being performed at some type of patriotic ceremony. There’s no denying: This is a striking and lovely tune. It seems to me such strange contrast. North Korea is not a nice place, as you’ve probably already heard. There is tons of evidence of this. A lucky few […]

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Money, The Root Of All Evil? – Revisited

I have a brief addendum to an article I wrote a few days earlier on the nature of money, and why it is an extremely humane and benevolent invention. There is another factor which makes the use of currency a truly wonderful practice: Divisibility of Value. Consider the money-less society of pure barter. Let’s imagine […]

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