Wendy McElroy

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The Internet Memory Hole

“The right to be forgotten” — a privacy right or Orwellian incinerator?

NOVEMBER 24, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

The so-called 'right to be forgotten' may be coming to America. But does it run counter to free speech?

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Ludd vs. Schumpeter

Fear of robot labor is fear of the free market

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

An increased use of robots will cause a dislocation of labor, which will be painful for some in the near term. But if market forces are allowed to function, the dislocation will be temporary and life will improve for everyone.

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Crony Phony Drug War

The Feds attack FedEx on behalf of Big Pharma and expand the police state

AUGUST 12, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

A case against FedEx could mean better business for Big Pharma. It could also mean the end of one of the few slivers of privacy we have left.

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The Economics of Marriage and Divorce

Those who get hitched are more likely to get rich

JULY 08, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

While married people tend to be wealthier than singles, decades of State intervention help divorce ruin people financially.

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America’s Electronic Police State

Big Brother is not only watching, but gathering more power

MAY 21, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

America's surveillance State has always aimed at social and political control. But the NSA isn't the only story; it might not even be our biggest threat.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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