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If You Really Love Volunteers, Mr. Obama . . .

Government's Conflicted Approach to Volunteerism

AUGUST 10, 2009 by JAMES L. PAYNE

Everyone agrees that a healthy America needs citizens who play a direct role in helping in their communities. However, when we look closely at what it takes to promote citizen involvement, we discover that politicians are straddling a divide.

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The "Watchful Eye" Fallacy

JUNE 02, 2009 by JAMES L. PAYNE

No matter how many codes and decrees fill the law libraries, lawmakers seem to believe that just a few hundred thousand more pages of regulation will set the country right.

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October 2014

Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just don't support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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