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  • Civil Forfeiture As Police Crime

    August 29, 2016

    David Burress

    Say you are traveling across country and get stopped by an armed man who searches your car and finds a hidden $4000. It’s hard-earned cash and all you own but it’s not backed up with any extensive paper work carried in your car. The armed man keeps it, holds you for a while, and lets ...

  • The Eco-devo Border War

    August 29, 2016

    David Burress

    Kansas and Missouri have spent tens of millions in tax incentives moving companies a few miles back and forth across the border in Greater Kansas City. The net result is nearly a wash: substantially nothing was gained by anyone.   Except by the subsidized businesses, of course. Public policy is being used to transfer income from citizens ...

  • Free Will vs. Determinism Moot Point in Social Sciences

    August 26, 2016

    David Burress

    The whole “free will-determinism” question is an empirically meaningless question that scientists and progressives and sensible conservatives and jurists ought to drop.   For example: 1.If some one commits a terrible sex crime, it doesn’t matter that he might be a machine that could not help itself. As conservatives point out, we need to lock him up to ...

  • Internet Service Monopolies

    August 25, 2016

    David Burress

    Part 1. Libertarian Domination US communications monopolies provide slow speed at high prices, putting us far behind world best practice in Internet service. That is quite obviously going to show up over time in reduced international competitivity, not that libertarians give a damn. This is a political fact, not an economic fact. It is caused by non-regulation, ...