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Freedom News Digest: FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022

Republicanism permits the individual to persuade himself that the State is his creation, that State action is his action, that when it expresses itself it expresses him, and when it is glorified he is glorified. The republican State encourages this persuasion with all its power, aware that it is the most efficient instrument for enhancing its own prestige. Lincoln’s phrase, “of the people, by the people, for the people” was probably the most effective single stroke of propaganda ever made on behalf of republican State prestige.

Albert Jay Nock, Our Enemy, the State [1935]

May 6, 2022
An Ideal Foreign Policy
With revelations that U.S. national-security state officials assisted their counterparts in Ukraine to kill Russian generals and also to sink a Russian ship, it is becoming increasingly clear that the United States has been a combatant in the Russia-Ukraine war since the beginning and is simply using Ukraine as a proxy to destroy Russia and the regime of Russia’s president Vladimir Putin.
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THE FREE SOCIETY
When the Government Plays God
by John W. Whitehead
The Future of Freedom Foundation
TGIF: Mask Mandate – Liberty Can Hang on One Word
by Sheldon Richman
Free Association
TORTURE
CIA Torture Described in Vivid Detail by Psychologist
by Brett Wilkins
Common Dreams
DRUG WAR
“We Own This City” and Why This Story Was Important to Tell
by Jon Bernthal and
Reinaldo Marcus Green
Collider
The Wire Creator Revisits Baltimore in Police Crime Drama “We Own This City”
by Stuff
FOREIGN POLICY
Not In My Back Yard, But In Yours
by Doug Bandow
American Conservative
Congress Must Reject the Crazy Russia AUMF
by Daniel Larison
Antiwar.com
Pope Says NATO Might Have Provoked Russian Invasion of Ukraine
by Francis X. Rocca and
Evan Gershkovich
Wall Street Journal
PROPERTY RIGHTS
Private Property and Social Justice: Complements or Substitutes?
by Rosolino Candela
Econlib
ECONOMICS
Role of Price Discrimination
by Garrett Scott
Economic Forces

An Encounter with Evil
by Jacob Hornberger
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by Laurence M. Vance
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Biden’s Libertarian Feint
by Scott McPherson
The White House used April 20 to reiterate President Biden’s alleged belief that marijuana users should not be in jail. The date is significant, …
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. …

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