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"We understand that we're all living in a police state"

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Toward a Police Reform Movement
An Excerpt from Down With Power

by L. Neil Smith
When you see three police cars pulled over at the side of a city street to deal with a single miscreant bicycle rider, you realize that there are too many cops. When all the heroes on television carry badges and a government franchise, you know we're in real trouble as a culture.

What You Don't Know Is Killing Your Neighbours
by Jim Davidson
Economists know about a problem that you cannot solve. It is called "the calculation problem." The reason you cannot solve this problem, calculating the market clearing price of every good in the world on every market, is because you do not have the necessary information. The nature of the calculation problem is that you cannot have the information, because it isn't available. Market clearing prices are discovered by buyers and sellers in free, unregulated markets, all the time, by the choices of those in the market.

by Madison MacBear
Ladies and Gentlemen, Sovereigns and Sentients, when I read El Neil say in May 1st's TLE that "the only way to control the government is to become the government," I reacted with a mixture or shock and horror. I actually thought he was saying, "65 years have taught me" that we can't beat 'em, so let's join 'em. But before we go off half-cocked, I must insist on a re-reading. What he actually was saying was, I believe, the government cannot be brought to heel by Tea Party rallies and letters to Congress. Attempting to "put the dog back behind the same fence" he already jumped over won't work, because he'll just jump out again. The government, by shedding even the legitimacy granted it by the Federalist Constitution, has declared itself by its actions to be a gang of criminal thugs. And though we would like to, we cannot deal with it as we would with any smaller gang of criminal thugs.

Statement by the Libertarian Alliance On the Demise of the Libertarian Party of the United Kingdom
by Sean Gabb
I am writing on behalf of the Libertarian Alliance and of its Executive Committee, to express fraternal regrets at the demise, announced yesterday, of the Libertarian Party of the United Kingdom. Several of our friends were involved in the formation of the Libertarian Party, and we know that they worked hard to make their party a success. We sympathise with their natural disappointment over the failure of their efforts, but do urge them to form or to join other organisations, and to continue putting the libertarian case.

Unless and Until
by A.X. Perez
Operation Gun Walker (AKA Gun Runner, AKA Fast and furious) is another example of one of the most egregiously bad strategies used by Federal law enforcement. In the Late Sixties Early Seventies I kept hearing of Agents Provocateur being used by the FBI to bust both the KKK and antiwar groups. How reliable these stories are I can not say. At least one bio of John DeLorean states that the reason he got into trouble over smuggling cocaine is that the DEA set him up with the intention of forcing him to become a snitch (interestingly, Mr. Delorean claimed he went along with the thing to get information to turn in his recruiters to the DEA).

We Do Have A Right To Health Care
by Paul Bonneau
I was just listening to Tom Woods explaining why we don't have a right to health care. Now I don't have a lot of use for the concept of rights, but I will go along within this article just because everybody seems to speak that language. Tom, you're wrong. You're just wrong.

Judgement Day
The Kaptain's Log

by Kaptain Kanada, aka Manuel Miles
I had to hold off writing this column until now, 6 p.m. of the 21st of May, because some phony "preacher" in California (where else?) had predicted that "the Rapture" would begin today with a series of massive calamities which would culminate in the divine judgement of the living and the resurrected dead alike. As I live in an earthquake zone I decided to take no chances and spent the day at home.

Barack Obama Wants Your Eyeballs
by L. Neil Smith
With only one or two exceptions, I've yet to meet a politician, bureaucrat, or cop who doesn't hate, loathe, despise, and fear the Internet. And why shouldn't they? It ought to be clear by now that the perfection of unsupervised and uncensored horizontal communication between every individual in America—or the world, for that matter—means the end of the Old Game and the beginning of a new one that the politicians, bureaucrats, and cop don't know have a clue how to play.

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