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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A Teachers’ Union Speaks Power to Truth

Children suffer, but they aren’t the point

APRIL 23, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

When a California teachers' union leader gave a "candid" speech, he made it clear that quality education for children takes a back seat to unrelated political and social goals--as well as to the unions' own interests.

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Let a Thousand Home Businesses Bloom

Time for regulators to take their boot off the neck of microbusiness

APRIL 14, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

Jobs are still scarce. Why are regulators keeping people from creating their own jobs with home businesses?

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The UAW Against the Volunteer State

Labor politics is desperate, thanks to capital mobility

MARCH 28, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

Labor union dynamics are changing; a recent vote at a Volkswagen plant struck a blow against the UAW's strategy to adapt.

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Cage Complex

Why is America’s prison population soaring?

JANUARY 21, 2014 by WENDY MCELROY

Police states are the mother of prison complexes. Whatever solutions arise will come from shining the harsh light of reality upon both.

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Homeschooling: The Public Schools’ Invasive Species

JULY 30, 2013 by WENDY MCELROY

Homeschooling produces better students at lower prices than government schools, with less time spent on indoctrination. So of course the government sees it as a threat.

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November 2014

It's been 40 years since F. A. Hayek received his Nobel Prize. His insights, particularly on the distribution of knowledge and the impossibility of economic planning, remain hugely important today. In this issue, we look back on the influence of his work. Max Borders and Craig Biddle debate whether liberty must be defended from one absolute foundation, further reflections on Scottish secession, and how technology is already changing our world for the better--including how robots, despite the unease they cause, will only accelerate this process.
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