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Freedom News Digest: MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2022 “Russian Bad!”

The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

August 1, 2022
“Russian Bad!”
One of the benefits to the U.S. national-security establishment of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is that it has enabled the U.S. mainstream press to focus on the evils of the Russian regime rather than on the evils of the U.S. regime.  Consider, for example, the invasions and long-term occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, both of which, most …
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DRUG WAR
Brittney Griner’s Detention Should Prompt Fixes to U.S. Drug Laws
by Marc M. Howard
Washington Post
DEMOCRACY
From Republic to Democracy to Kakistocracy
by Gary M. Galles
American Institute for Economic Research
WORLD WAR II
The U.S. and the Holocaust
by PBS Publicity
PBS
MONETARY POLICY
If You Want to Fix the Economy, Separate the Money from the State
by Jordan Schachtel
The Dossier
IMMIGRATION
The New Generation of Smug American Expats in Mexico Needs to Face the Truth
by Gustavo Arellano
Los Angeles Times
NATIONAL SECURITY STATE
Emperor Unclothed? Why We Can’t Expect “Big Change” from the President
by Andrew J. Bacevich
Responsible Statecraft
REGULATION
Market-Distorting Regulations Helped Cause the Formula Shortage
by Andrew L. Mercado and Giorgio Castiglia
Discourse
FOREIGN POLICY
Pelosi to Go Ahead With Taiwan Visit
by Wenxin Fan and Joyu Wang
Wall Street Journal
Nancy Pelosi Taiwan Visit Could Get Us All Killed
by Norman Solomon
Common Dreams
Pelosi’s Dangerous Stunt
by Daniel Larison
Eunomia
Libertarian Angle: Federal Intimidation and Federal Inflation
by Jacob G. Hornberger, Richard M. Ebeling, and James Bovard
In this week’s Libertarian Angle, Jacob Hornberger, Richard Ebeling, and Jim Bovard discuss federal intimidation and federal inflation.
The Genetic Panopticon
by John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead
“Solving unsolved crimes is a noble objective, but it occupies a lower place in the American pantheon of noble objectives than the protection of …
Libertarian Litmus Tests
by Laurence M. Vance
It was hundreds of years ago that scientists discovered that litmus, a water-soluble coloring matter obtained from lichens, turns red in acid solutions and …
The Impact of Milton Friedman on the Libertarian Movement
by Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling
What was Nobel Prize-winning libertarian economist Milton Friedman’s impact on the libertarian movement?  Join FFF president Jacob G. Hornberger and Citadel professor Richard M. Ebeling as they discuss this issue…..
Digital Authoritarianism: AI Surveillance Signals the Death of Privacy
by John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead
Nothing is private. We teeter on the cusp of a cultural, technological and societal revolution the likes of which have never been seen before.
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