84 Stories by apolloslater

Trigger-happy Trump

I mentioned before my theory that Trump, far from being rock-solid and independent, is very susceptible to manipulation.  His political persona requires projecting “strength”,...
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PayPal & Apple: One big, gay hypocrisy

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Cultural appropriation

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Trump, the perfect puppet

The conventional wisdom is that Donald Trump is his own man, says what he means, means what he says, and is fiercely independent.  He’s...
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Occupational licensing hurts the poor

This is a continuation of the series on why capital concentration is the result of government, not of the free market. Occupational licensing is...
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Is intellectual property really property? (Part 2)

This is a followup post to the previous post in this series. It’s not the idea, it’s the execution Let’s get into the utilitarian...
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Is intellectual property really property?

The IP issue has been a sticking point in libertarian circles for a while and still divides, as was evident in the extensive debate between...
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The “97% consensus” is 100% false

The “97% consensus” claim has been made frequently by proponents of anthropogenic global warming (AGW), most relying on a 2013 study “Quantifying the consensus...
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Libertarian squabbling

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Government fairy

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