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Freedom Digest: MONDAY, MAY 2, 2022

If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington, Address to officers of the Army [March 15, 1783]
May 2, 2022
Is It “Disloyal” to “Side with Russia”?
Last week, I received an email from a conservative-oriented libertarian who suggested to me that it is disloyal to “side with Russia” because Ukraine was “just sitting there” when it was invaded by Russia. Are you kidding me? “Just sitting there”? As in just innocently minding its own business? I don’t think so.  Sure, most everyone would concede that Russia had no …
FREE SPEECH
Elon Musk, Twitter, and Freedom of Speech
by Laurence M. Vance
The Future of Freedom Foundation
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Why Do We Still Honor J. Edgar Hoover’s Racist, Homophobic Legacy?
by Nicholas Goldberg
Los Angeles Times
FOREIGN POLICY
The Horrible Dangers of Pushing a US Proxy War in Ukraine
by Anatol Lieven
Responsible Statecraft
Ukraine War Powers
by Thomas Massie
Committee for the Republic
What if Russia Wins Its War Against Ukraine
by Doug Bandow
Antiwar.com
THE FREE SOCIETY
TGIF: What Really Protects Liberty?
by Sheldon Richman
Free Association
U.S. MILITARY
The Ukraine War Is Ballooning America’s Military Industrial Complex
by Andrew J. Bacevich
New Republic
ECONOMICS
Inflation and Economic Bubbles
by Mike Swanson with Scott Horton
The Scott Horton Show
The Threat to Liberty is Coming from Inside the House
by Barry Brownstein
AIER
JFK
Biden Pardons Abraham Bolden after Multiple Crusader Articles
by Erick Johnson
Chicago Crusader
Political Paternalism, Not Free Markets, Cause Economic Shocks
by Richard M. Ebeling
One of the political paternalist tricks is to insist that any economic policy failure is more “proof” of the bankruptcy of the market economy. …
John Maynard Keynes and Keynesian Economics
by Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling
Who was John Maynard Keynes and how did he come to play such an important role in the …
We’re Only as Free as the Government Allows
by John W. Whitehead
We’re in a national state of denial. For years now, the government has been playing a cat-and-mouse game with the American people,…
There Is No Federal Solution
by Laurence M. Vance
The twentieth century in the United States can certainly be characterized by the massive increase in federal solutions to right every wrong, correct every …
Ludwig von Mises’s Idea on Self-Determination Might Have Saved Ukraine
by Richard M. Ebeling
With every passing day, the Russo-Ukrainian war becomes more of a huge human tragedy. The Ukrainian government admits that at least

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