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The Fed Joins the War on Drugs Anything Peaceful
The Fed Joins the War on Drugs

The Federal Reserve is cutting a credit union out of the banking system because it does business with legal marijuana businesses in Colorado. 

Police Shut Down Concert Because Rapper's Hologram Was Performing Anything Peaceful
Police Shut Down Concert Because Rapper's Hologram Was Performing
Cops break up a concert because an artist appeared by hologram who is "anti-cop" and "pro-drug use." 
Obama's Better — But Flawed — Approach to Mass Incarceration Anything Peaceful
Obama's Better — But Flawed — Approach to Mass Incarceration

The basic problem with Obama’s approach is that it still relies on the criminal justice system to deal with drug use.

Watch the IRS Rob a Convenience Store Anything Peaceful
Watch the IRS Rob a Convenience Store
Watch this blood-boiling encounter between government thugs and an innocent shop owner.
President Obama Commutes 46 Non-Violent Drug Sentences Anything Peaceful
President Obama Commutes 46 Non-Violent Drug Sentences
Without front-end criminal justice reform, injustices like this will continue to happen. 
What Happened (And What Didn't) When Portugal Decriminalized Drugs Anything Peaceful
What Happened (And What Didn't) When Portugal Decriminalized Drugs
The Economist looks at what happened when one country quit the war on drugs. 
America Isn't Getting More Liberal — It's Getting More Libertarian. Anything Peaceful
America Isn't Getting More Liberal — It's Getting More Libertarian.

America isn’t getting more liberal or more conservative — it’s getting more libertarian.

Airport Pirates Loot a College Student’s Life Savings Anything Peaceful
Airport Pirates Loot a College Student’s Life Savings
Police at one regional airport took $530,000 from travelers who were never charged with a crime.
How to Invent a “Nationwide Crime Wave” Anything Peaceful
How to Invent a “Nationwide Crime Wave”

Confirmation bias is self-deception, not a method for getting at the truth. 

There Is No "Nationwide Crime Wave" ?— But Baltimore Is in Trouble Anything Peaceful
There Is No "Nationwide Crime Wave" ?— But Baltimore Is in Trouble
Cherry-picked and misleading data are being used to create a nonexistent crime wave. 
How Markets and Technology Made Us Safer Anything Peaceful
How Markets and Technology Made Us Safer
On the margins, social, mobile, and digital technologies are doing more than cops, courts, and jails could ever do to make the world safer.
How Gangs Keep You Safe Anything Peaceful
How Gangs Keep You Safe
In prisons, gangs rule by supplying the order, protection, and dispute resolution that the underworld and black market demand. 
Ross Ulbricht: Fool? Martyr? Or Trailblazer? Anything Peaceful
Ross Ulbricht: Fool? Martyr? Or Trailblazer?
The man will die behind bars, but his idea lives on in the wild world of the Web.
Libertarians Should Care about America's Ban on Immigration Anything Peaceful
Libertarians Should Care about America's Ban on Immigration
Restrictions on immigration are big government at its worst: over-militarization, over-criminalization, over-regulation, anti-market, and anti-liberty.
Police Unions Say Demilitarization Puts Cops at Risk. They’re Wrong. Anything Peaceful
Police Unions Say Demilitarization Puts Cops at Risk. They’re Wrong.
Don’t believe the unions’ hype. Cops don’t need battlefield gear to keep the peace or keep themselves safe. 
Obama Stops Tanks, Bayonets, Grenade Launchers to Local Cops Anything Peaceful
Obama Stops Tanks, Bayonets, Grenade Launchers to Local Cops
The White House just made the first significant reform to reverse the militarization local police.
Baltimore and the Rights of the Poor Anything Peaceful
Baltimore and the Rights of the Poor
For a long time, the networks of trust and expectation in the city of Baltimore have been fraying because of lack of trust in the legal order.
Baltimore: A Failed State Experiment Anything Peaceful
Baltimore: A Failed State Experiment

We are witnessing the terrible costs of a failed worldview. 

Pop Culture and the Imprisoning of America Anything Peaceful
Pop Culture and the Imprisoning of America
The shift away from war-policing is so irresistible that even the President of the United States is distancing himself from his own administration.
How Cops' Extra Rights Contribute to Misconduct Anything Peaceful
How Cops' Extra Rights Contribute to Misconduct
Union contracts and special laws give police accused of misconduct a host of extra rights.
Sophia's Story: Fighting the State for a Happily Ever After Anything Peaceful
Sophia's Story: Fighting the State for a Happily Ever After

Sophia struggles with chronic epilepsy. Doctors believe there may be a cure. So why won’t politicians allow her to try a safe treatment?

15 Supreme Court Decisions that Shredded the Constitution Anything Peaceful
15 Supreme Court Decisions that Shredded the Constitution
From Slaughter-House to Obamacare, the Supreme Court has often abdicated its responsibility to limit state power.
The Silk Road Back to Leviathan? The Freeman
The Silk Road Back to Leviathan?
In evaluating stateless experiments like Silk Road, we have to ask, “As compared with what?” Certainly not an ideal. Try comparing Ross Ulbricht with Richard Nixon in Indochina. 
Legalize All Drugs The Freeman
Legalize All Drugs
Freedom, Drugs, and the Workplace The Freeman
Freedom, Drugs, and the Workplace

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