Freedom Digest: TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2022

Man is an individual being. Man is also a social being. His material success — even his existence — depends on the progress of others. Yet, man’s fortunes and existence depend also on himself. In some respects he is tied to others, but in most respects he must be freed from others.
Leonard E. Read, Preface to Essays on Liberty Vol. I [1952]
May 3, 2022
The One Positive Side of the Drug War
There is no question but that the war on drugs has produced death, suffering, ruination of lives, official corruption (i.e., bribery), violence, gang wars, drug cartels, drug lords, overfilled prisons, destruction of civil liberties, kidnappings, arbitrary seizure of assets, wasteful bureaucracies, and other nasty consequences. In fact, it is impossible to come up with any positive consequence of the drug war … except …
Biden’s Libertarian Feint
by Scott McPherson
The Future of Freedom Foundation
Europe, Not America, Should Keep Ukraine Afloat
by Doug Bandow
The Press Fumbles Again On Ukraine
by Ted Galen Carpenter
American Conservative
The Horrible Dangers of Pushing a US Proxy War in Ukraine
by Anatol Lieven
Responsible Statecraft
These Countries Are willing to Risk US Ire Over Russia-Ukraine
by Stephen Kinzer
Responsible Statecraft
Free Speech Crackdown
by Scott Horton, et. al. with Kennedy
Fox Business
DHS Creates a ‘Ministry of Truth’ to Chill Your First-Amendment Rights
by Editorial
Washington Times
When Haircuts Were Illegal
by Jeffrey A. Tucker
Brownstone Institute
End the Culture War. Separate School and State.
by Ron Paul
Ron Paul Institute
President Biden Is Planning to Violate His Oath of Office Again
by Charles C.W. Cooke
National Review

Elon Musk, Twitter, and Freedom of Speech
by Laurence M. Vance
By now, the whole world knows that Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX—and the richest man in the world—is buying …
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 …

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