The FBI: America’s Secret Police

We want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him.—President Harry S. Truman Secret police. Secret courts. Secret government agencies. Surveillance. Intimidation […]

Forget Uber's "Asshole Problem." The Company is Now Bedding Down with Regulators to Screw Over Competitors

It was a great run, really. For most of its brief existence, Uber has gotten nothing but great press—and deservedly so, since the popular ridesharing service has provided a great way for people in cities to work around sclerotic taxi commissions and local cartels that serve entrenched business interests rather people looking for convenient new […]

Don't Tell 'Em (Obamacare Version)

Don’t Tell ‘Em (Obamacare Version) Original release date was November 17, 2014 and original writeup is below. As Jonathan Gruber could tell you, the only way to sell “stupid” American voters on Obamacare was to keep us confused about what the law actually does. Remy recreates the White House’s strategy meeting in this parody of […]

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Scott Shackford: The Outback Libertarian

In September, David Leyonhjelm was elected to the Australian senate as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, a libertarian party founded in 2001. In August, reason’s Scott Shackford spoke with Leyonhjelm about compulsory voting, the campaign against him, and why he’s able to say things that no other politician can. View this article.

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