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JONATHAN TURLEY I have always been proud of my alma mater, The University of Chicago, and the education that I received in Hyde Park. However, that pride has been magnified this week with a letter sent to the class of 2020. As we have been discussing, various schools have eradicated free speech protections on campus …

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Originally posted on Mostly Economics:
Literature on various types of money points how tobacco/cigarettes are used as currency especially in war camps and prisons. Cigarettes are now being replaced by Ramen noodles in prisons as the most precious commodity (HT: MR blog): Ramen noodles are overtaking tobacco as the most popular currency in US prisons, according…

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Originally posted on American Elephants:
In The Closing of the Liberal Mind: How Groupthink and Intolerance Define the Left,  Kim Holmes addresses the “paranoid style of American politics” as described by political scientist Richard Hofstadter in the 1960s. Liberal populists, … are big believers in conspiracy theories. Hillary Clinton once spoke of a “vast right-wing conspiracy”…

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Originally posted on croaking cassandra:
A short time ago, a press release from the Productivity Commission dropped into my in-box, announcing the release this morning of the Commission’s draft report on better urban planning.    The Government asked the Commission to take a first principles, or “blue skies” approach to the issue. I’ve been increasingly skeptical…

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Originally posted on International Liberty:
While economists are famous for their disagreements (and their incompetent forecasts), there is universal consensus in the profession that demand curves slope downward. That may be meaningless jargon to non-economists, but it simply means that people buy less of something when it becomes more expensive. And this is why it…

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People living rough doubled under Labour! Fell under the National Party led government despite the global financial crisis and the return of neoliberal oppression. Source: 24 August 2016, Most homeless people working or studying, News, University of Otago, New Zealand, table 4.

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