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Why Robots and Software Will Not Take Over the World

Written by Gary North on October 27, 2014

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There is fear that computerization will produce mass unemployment over the next 30 years. The computers will do the work of hundreds of millions of workers, leaving no jobs for these displaced workers. One implication is this, we are told: the federal government will have to put them on welfare. Otherwise, they will starve. They […]

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Houston Subpoenas High-Profile Pastors: Sermon Monitoring

Written by Robert Murphy on October 17, 2014

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I saw several people denouncing this on social media, and I assumed they were exaggerating. But no, the city of Houston has been subpoenaing local pastors for written copies of their sermons. As the Houston Chronicle explains: Houston’s embattled equal rights ordinance took another legal turn this week when it surfaced that city attorneys, in […]

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In New York, Annoying Someone Is No Longer A Felony

Written by John Odermatt on May 17, 2014

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Everyone has an annoying friend, or at least an annoying acquaintance that doesn’t understand common courtesy or how to conduct themselves appropriately in public settings. Some people are unlucky enough to know of or to be harassed by an annoying enemy that pursues a personal vendetta well past the point of acceptable interaction. Annoying people […]

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University Economists vs. Rothbard

Written by Gary North on May 13, 2014

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For over 40 years, I have watched university economists attack Murray Rothbard in print. They never laid a glove on him. They had certain things in common. They never published anything comparable to his book, Man, Economy, and State (1962). They never published anything comparable to America’s Great Depression (1963). They did not publish widely […]

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Arizona Makes “Revenge Porn” A Felony

Written by John Odermatt on May 2, 2014

Another controversial law was signed by Governor Jan Brewer this week in Arizona. The new legislation means Arizona will be the first state to make posting “revenge porn” online a felony offense. The Arizona Legislature unanimously passed the bill one week ago and the governor signed it into law last Wednesday. “Revenge porn”, also referred […]

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