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Defining Down Freedom – Kate Wand YouTube Version

Kate Wand made a great video reading my American Institute for Economic Research article on “Defining Freedom Down” with the backdrop of the recent G-7 meeting of Political Puppeteers, including speech outtakes. The article sounds a lot better with her voice. Instead of “Build Back Better” further empowering reckless rulers, we need to “Build Back […]

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Defining Down Freedom

American Institute for Economic Research, June 16, 2021 Defining Down Freedom James Bovard Will the Great Pandemic permanently unleash governments around the world? Covid-19 is enabling politicians to turn freedom from an individual right into a conditional bureaucratic dispensation. Defining down freedom was exemplified by the G-7 Summit that became a ludicrous and hypocritical Lockdowners […]

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Will Biden’s Sham Corruption Crackdown Endanger Freedom?

American Institute for Economic Research, June 7, 2021 Will Biden’s Sham Corruption Crackdown Endanger Freedom? James Bovard Denouncing corruption is the easiest way for rascally politicians to appear honest. Upholding a venerable Washington Kabuki tradition, President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he was “issuing” a memo to “establish combatting corruption as a core U.S. […]

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Will the Pandemic Promote Political Power in Perpetuity?

American Institute for Economic Research, May 26, 2021 Will the Pandemic Promote Political Power in Perpetuity? James Bovard “It’s like we created another industry in our state. The amount of money is staggering,” Andrew Schaufele, director of Maryland’s Bureau of Revenue Estimates, happily declared last week. The Biden stimulus plan is deluging governments across America […]

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The Never-Ending Battle between Leviathan and Liberty

Mises Institute, March 18, 2021 The Never-Ending Battle between Leviathan and Liberty by  James Bovard The notion that Americans will always be free is part of the catechism that is force-fed to public school students. For hundreds of years, philosophers, politicians, and reformers have touted a law of history that assures the ultimate triumph of […]

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Sovereignty Still Rests with the People, Not Congress

American Institute for Economic Research, February 12, 2021 Sovereignty Still Rests with the People, Not Congress James Bovard Politicians lustfully rejoicing at their own power is the ultimate “dog bites man” story that goes unremarked in Washington. The Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump included one such vivid vignette, an ominous warning that Congress recognizes […]

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2020 Ravaged Comforting American Myths

American Institute for Economic Research, December 30, 2020 The Year in which Comforting American Myths Were Ravaged James Bovard Thanks in large part to Covid lockdowns, this year has left vast wreckage in its wake, with ten million jobs lost, more than 100,000 businesses and dozens of national chains bankrupted or closed. Up to 40 […]

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