Number 1,198, March 12, 2023

One of the greatest favors that can be bestowed on the American people is economy in government. — Calvin Coolidge

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by Charles Curley

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Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

Walter Block was asked to recommend his five favorite books. I have read all but one, Rothbard's The Ethics of Liberty. The four I have read are all excellent. But, knowing both Rothbard and Block, I expect the one I have not read, too, is excellent. So many books, so little time!

Our motto this week is from a speech on government spending that Calvin Coolidge gave on the White House lawn. For more on Coolidge, see biographer Amity Shlaes on Coolidge's life, ideas, and success in bringing about low taxes and small government.

In This Issue

We begin a series of six sections, presented over the next several weeks, by Antônio F. Oliveira, entitled The Artificial Intelligence Revolution in Social Media: How State Power and Algorithms Can Threaten Humanity. It's an extensive look at how social media can alter public perceptions. With trust in the mainstream media now at pathetic levels, social media is now a major source of news — and misdirection.

Is leftism a religion? Charles Curley takes on the question.


Feb 15 – April 1, 2023: Libertarian Solutions 3.0 online learning course: How to Share the Libertarian Message with Just About Anyone.

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Yes, Hate Speech Is Protected Under the First Amendment from Jonathan Turley

When did we gays become so intolerant? The demonisation of Kate Forbes shows that the bullied have become the bullies. (SNP: Scottish National Party, who want to leave the UK so they can join the EU and get its subsidies.)

How woke are the companies in which I have invested? Nonprofit 1792 Exchange releases report on the woke policies of 1000+ corporations

40 Percent of Liberal Professors Are Afraid They'll Lose Their Jobs Over a Misunderstanding

Why I don't store passwords (or much else) in the cloud: LastPass says employee’s home computer was hacked and corporate vault taken Remember that "the cloud" is just someone else's computer and software.

25 Signs You Might Be a Frugal Living Rock Star

Yet another reason to not trust Child Protective Services (CPS). Aurora city councilwoman awarded $3 million after defamation suit

Fox Exclusive: GOA Provides Documents Resulting in Bill to Repeal ATF Gun Registry

Thought you'd opted out of online tracking? Think again Probe shows that – to absolutely no-one's surprise – big biz isn't playing ball

Secret Service, ICE break the law over and over with fake cell tower spying Investigations 'at risk' from sloppy surveillance uncovered by audit probe. Federal agencies break the law? Noooo!!! Who'dathunkit!?!


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