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Freedom News Digest: Saturday August 13, 2022 The Persecution of Julian Assange

What is needed to make a lasting peace is … a change in political ideologies and a return to a sound free-market economic system.
— Ludwig von Mises, “Economic Causes of War” [1944]
August 11, 2022
Invoking the Fifth
Driven by their extreme anti-Trump animus — which rivals their extreme anti-Russia and anti-China animuses — the anti-Trump crowd is up in arms over Trump’s decision to take the Fifth Amendment in a deposition that was part of an investigation into his finances by the New York attorney general, Leticia James. They are mocking and ridiculing Trump for refusing to answer James’s questions, …
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ECONOMICS
Economic Causes of War
by Ludwig von Mises
Mises Institute
FOREIGN POLICY
Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip Heightens the US-China Perceptual Dilemma
by Christopher J. Coyne
Independent Institute
THE FREE MARKET
A New Green Revolution Is in the Offing
by Ronald Bailey
Reason
FISCAL POLICY
The Fastest Growing Category of Government Spending
by Craig Eyermann
Independent Institute
ENVIRONMENT
Why Pollution Was so Much Worse in East Germany Than West Germany
by Rainer Zitelmann
Foundation for Economic Education
PRIVACY
Government Surveillance Doesn’t Stop at Your Bank’s Door
by Jennifer J. Schulp and
Norbert Michel
Cato Institute
POLITICS
We Don’t Believe You
by Jeff Deist
Mises Institute
SOCIALISM
Remembering Vin Scully—and Harsh Truths on Socialism
by Jon Miltimore
Foundation for Economic Education
PROTECTIONISM
Big Sugar and Florida’s Bittersweet ‘Red Tide’
by Daniel Griswold
Cato Institute
THE FREE SOCIETY
Could the Gender Pay Gap Actually Be A Sign That Women Prioritize Socially Valuable Careers?
by Emma Camp
Reason
The Persecution of Julian Assange
by Jacob G. Hornberger and Richard M. Ebeling
Why do U.S. officials continue to prosecute and persecute Julian Assange? Join FFF president Jacob G. Hornberger …
Immigration Socialism, the Drug War, and a Police State
by Jacob G. Hornberger
I grew up on a farm a few miles outside Laredo, Texas, which is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. Our farm was situated on …
Libertarian Angle: U.S. Drug-War Hypocrisy and Brittney Griner
by Jacob G. Hornberger and Richard M. Ebeling
Join Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling as we discuss the U.S. government’s hypocrisy in the context of the Brittney Griner case in Russia….
The Three I’s of a Police-State Education: Indoctrination, Intimidation and Intolerance
by John and Nisha Whitehead
“Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning.”…
Libertarianism, Birth Control, and Religious Accommodations
by Laurence M. Vance
Who would have thought that birth control would be in the news in 2022? The House of Representatives recently passed the Right to Contraception Act …
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