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"In the aftermath of the Baltimore riots, attention is once again being turned to questions of poverty...Democrats...took about 30 seconds to think about the issue before coming up with their favorite solution: spend more money....Apparently the $22 trillion we’ve spent fighting poverty since 1965 — including just under $1 trillion last year — isn’t enough....But already we are seeing an intriguing Republican debate, one offering innovative proposals for creating opportunity and lifting people out of poverty." http://j.mp/1FADrYt
Democrats offer more of the same; Republicans have fresh ideas.
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"That depends on how aggressively the Bitcoin community holds regulators to account even after they've left office." http://j.mp/1c7EFhM #Bitcoin
That depends on how aggressively the Bitcoin community holds regulators to account even after they've left office.
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"George Will sums up the lessons of our Iraq experience that we should consider before launching new wars." http://j.mp/1J2jrPo
George Will sums up the lessons of our Iraq experience that we should consider before launching new wars.
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Simon Lester says that the rules for international investment dispute resolution are outdated - and they're hurting global trade. Read this month's issue of Cato Unbound. http://j.mp/1K2fB7v
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Cato Daily Podcast: A promising theory that’s hard to justify in practice. Michael D. Tanner discusses the idea of a “guaranteed national income.” http://j.mp/1HtNJca
A promising theory that's hard to justify in practice. Michael D. Tanner discusses the idea of a "guaranteed national income."...
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We have already got it...it's called welfare. 
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VIDEO: The NSA's bulk collection of Americans' "telephony metadata" wasn't what Congress intended to authorize: http://j.mp/1c5dKDr
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"Herbert Spencer feared granting suffrage to women – at least during his time – would diminish "real" liberty. Was this a justifiable concern? How might have Spencer thought that expanding voting rights destroys freedom?" http://j.mp/1cQB2Oa
Herbert Spencer feared granting suffrage to women – at least during his time – would diminish “real” liberty. Was this a justifiable concern?
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"There are sensible people who are hesitant to back fundamental tax reform." http://j.mp/1egkEat
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"What, no more free surplus bayonets and grenade launchers?...A spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police has already promised to fight the plan....Municipalities and states will remain perfectly free to purchase most of the named categories of equipment; they’ll just have to do so...with their own money. Of course, once they are constrained to weigh such purchases against other uses of public funds, most will probably have little interest in doing so." http://j.mp/1HhXkjP
What, no more free surplus bayonets and grenade launchers? Radley Balko: According to NBC News, the new policy will stop “tanks and other tracked armored vehicles, weaponized aircraft and vehicles, firearms and ammunition mea...
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I recently noticed that the official slogan of the Pasco County, FL Sheriff's Department is "We Fight As One". We need to eliminate that 'warrior' mindset.
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"New York City should be setting the pace for privatization reforms, not embarrassing itself with a showcase of mismanaged government projects." http://j.mp/1LmzxmD
New York City should be setting the pace for privatization reforms, not embarrassing itself with a showcase of mismanaged government projects.
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"On Memorial Day we should mourn those who gave their lives in war, and we should resolve not to risk American lives in the future except when our vital national interests are at stake." http://j.mp/1c7CLOf #MemorialDay
On Memorial Day we should mourn those who gave their lives in war, and we should resolve not to risk American lives in the future except when our vital national interests are at stake.
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Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
"Political Observations" (1795-04-20); also in Letters and Other Writings of James Madison (1865), Vol. IV, p. 491
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"Next time someone tells you the price of college is going up because of cheap states — or even just remorselessly greedy schools — tell them to go jump in a lake." http://j.mp/1dkTf7h #Education
Next time someone tells you the price of college is going up because of cheap states — or even just remorselessly greedy schools — tell them to go jump in a lake.
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Founded in 1977, Cato owes its name to Cato's Letters, a series of essays published in 18th- century England that presented a vision of society free from excessive government power. Those essays inspired the architects of the American Revolution. And the simple, timeless principles of that revolution — individual liberty, limited government, and free markets — turn out to be even more powerful in today's world of global markets and unprecedented access to more information than Jefferson or Madison could have imagined. Social and economic freedom is not just the best policy for a free people, it is the indispensable framework for the future.