Monthly Archive: September 2019

Sep 28

New blood test can detect 20 types of cancer with great accuracy

Invention and innovation has been a hallmark of free market capitalism for generations. It barely exists in government-controlled environments. The United States were the world’s flagship of capitalism and invention for two centuries. Americans cured polio, eradicated smallpox, perfected heart, lung and brain surgery and drove tuberculosis to the edge of extinction. But as government …

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Sep 27

Venezuela imposing Chinese-style ID cards upon its starving slaves

Reuters is out with a detailed story about the socialist government of Venezuela. The Venezuelan government now requires its starving subjects to obtain ID cards manufactured in China. The ID cards, known as “fatherland cards,” give Venezuelan subjects access to government payments, voting, pensions, fuel subsidies and even food lines. The cards are also quickly …

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Sep 27

Governments increasingly linking ID systems with “social credit” systems

Orwell’s famous book 1984 imagined a future world in which government identifies and monitors the behavior and lifestyle of every subject. Increasingly, the world’s governments are implementing the very controls foreseen by Orwell. The Chinese government, for example, is now implementing technology that will link facial recognition surveillance with the government’s “social credit” systems. The …

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Sep 27

Half of Californians hope to leave the socialist state

High taxes. Regulations imposed on everything. Cops everywhere. Millionaire government employees with golden pensions. Now about half of California’s voters hope to leave the state. 1 in 5 Californians pay more than 50% of their income for housing. (Real estate is something of a rare tax haven in California, after voters approved Proposition 13 in …

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Sep 26

Democrats have almost never trusted media more; Republicans have almost never trusted media less

Major media institutions such as the New York Times, ABC, CBS and NBC have pushed a steady stream of pro-government and pro-socialist messaging in recent years. (And numerous investigations have found that these media institutions are often secretly government-funded.) Now a shocking new Gallup poll shows that just 13% of Americans say they trust the …

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Sep 24

Please Join Us in Salt Lake City for the Sentencing of Rick Koerber on October 15

2:00 PM at the Federal Courthouse, downtown SLC Rick Koerber, “the Free Capitalist,” was a keynote speaker at Lysander Spooner University’s “The Struggle for Freedom” symposium in downtown Las Vegas on December 16, 2017. Rick gave a passionate lecture on criminal justice and government overreach. Rick had himself been facing multi-count criminal indictments for some …

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Sep 24

For centuries the spousal privilege kept government from compelling husbands or wives to testify against their spouses. The New Mexico Supreme Court just abolished this protection.

By Roger Roots, founder, Lysander Spooner University The law means nothing; the State’s keys must unlock all doors. Using arguments from the feminist movement, the New Mexico Supreme Court summarily struck down the spouse privilege on August 30, 2019 in a case entitled State v. Gutierrez. The Court did so without consultation with its own …

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Sep 20

Michigan government makes it harder for hospitals to offer new cancer treatments

Michigan’s government, like governments elsewhere, requires new clinics and hospitals to get government permission before opening or offering new treatments. The State’s “Certificate of Need” Commission determines if a new startup clinic might bring unfair competition to preexisting, entrenched hospitals. (And people wonder why health care costs are so high!) On Thursday, Michigan’s government commission …

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Sep 13

More billionaires flee socialist New York

Thousands of New York’s most productive people have fled the state’s high taxes and regulations in recent years. Many move to low-tax states such as Florida and Texas. Many are also climate refugees seeking warmer winters. Now billionaire investor Carl Icahn has announced he will leave New York and take his entire staff to Florida. …

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Sep 09

Be Afraid: Government News Agencies are Teaming Up Worldwide to “Fight Misinformation”

The Agence France-Presse (AFP), the world’s oldest news agency (which is affiliated with the French government) is teaming up with the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) (a branch of the British government) and other news organizations in a global initiative to combat nongovernment and anti-government news (which they call “misinformation.”) See here. These government news bureaus …

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