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Baptists and Bootleggers

…and their descendants. This is one of those times the sequel is more compelling than the original. Advertisements

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Still Deciding

From what I know of Trump’s views of trade, liberty, subsidiarity, respect for law, natural law, complexity of thinking, potential for hubris and social positions, I’m agin’. But he’s generally right on immigration and gloriously right on political correctness. Maybe … Continue reading

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“Not All Speech is Protected”

It’s true that not all speech is protected under “freedom of speech”.  It’s an old category of law that has had powerful critics since day one. The exceptions, therefore, are well established. Fraud True threats, of which bullying may sometimes … Continue reading

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Just Game or Going Too Far?

Do you ever get the feeling the feminists have got it wrong? It’s not just the disdain for men. That part is no surprise. No, the movement has a lousy understanding of what makes women happy. This isn’t about choosing … Continue reading

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Purpose of Punishment

Punishment in criminal justice serves five purposes: (1) Retribution; (2) Specific deterrence or incapacitation (i.e., deterring the wrongdoer); (3) General deterrence (i.e., deterring third-parties); (4) Rehabilitation; and, (5) Restitution. That first one sometimes goes by the name “justice”.

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Well That Puts Things in Perspective

What was the driving force behind missionaries and imperialism, anyway? Looking forward to the pushback on this one.

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Upside-Down Economics

The welfare trap is deeper than I ever imagined. The welfare trap occurs when a person goes on welfare and finds herself stuck: where working harder provides no benefit, or actually costs money. Repeat: the welfare system makes it so … Continue reading

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