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The Sham of Government Secrecy

The Sham of Government Secrecy by James Bovard The Supreme Court in June ruled that the federal government can keep secret the food-stamp sales totals of grocery stores. By a 6 to 3 vote, the Court declared that such business records are exempt from disclosure under the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This case, […]

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Bashing Congress in the New York Times on July 4th 40 Years Ago

A million years ago during the Carter administration, congressmen were calling for reviving military conscription because of the supposed failures of the All-Volunteer Force (started in 1973).  I wrote a satire calling for conscripting random citizens to be members of Congress because many of the existing representatives were dim-witted, mentally unstable liars incapable of performing […]

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G.W.H. Bush Protectionist Follies, 1989-1992

Some folks thought I was too harsh on the late George H.W. Bush in my USA Today oped and on my Twitter comments. So here’s some of the articles I wrote on Bush’s protectionist debacles in the early 1990s. [The following piece was reprinted in two economics college textbooks] Wall Street Journal Wednesday, September 6, […]

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Radio: #MeToo, Libertarian Wranglings, Mid-Term Elections, & Political BS on the Ernie Hancock Show

My old friend Ernie Hancock and I had fun this morning on his FreedomsPhoenix radio show wrangling over the #MeToo movement, the Kavanaugh nomination circus, the latest libertarian movement conniptions, and a heap of other topics.  Happily, Ernie’s enthusiasm for the pending midterm congressional election was not contagious. You can listen or view the show […]

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