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Free Markets And Piracy

Free Markets And Piracy

This weekend the latest season of Game of Thrones premiered on HBO, and online the show – which already has the dubious honor of being the most stolen television show in the world – promptly set a record for piracy: Game of Thrones season three premiered last night, and that’s kind of a big deal.

Despite Increased Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Global Temperatures Flat Over Last 15 Years

Inconvenient truth for the global warming alarmists: Over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth’s surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar. The world added roughly 100 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO₂ put there

Shocker: Medical Claims Costs To Jump Under The "Affordable Care Act"

Just another of the myriad of ways Obamacare is going to make health care and health insurance more expensive and harder to get: WASHINGTON (AP) — Medical claims costs — the biggest driver of health insurance premiums — will jump an average 32 percent for Americans’ individual policies under President Barack Obama’s overhaul, according to

"Affordable Care Act" Projected To Drive Up North Dakota Insurance Premiums By 56%

In November of last year I interviewed a spokesman for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota who said that, while the full impact of Obamacare is unknown as specific policies and regulations are still be worked out, they were projecting that the impact in the state would be a 15% increase in premiums for

CNN Poll: Support For Gun Control Is Slipping

Democrats were in a hurry to push through tough new gun control regulations after the Sandy Hook murders, and here’s the reason why. With the assault weapons ban fizzling in the Senate, support for new gun control laws is declining the further we get away from what happened in New Town, Connecticut: Washington (CNN) –

North Dakotans Shouldn't Have To Live In A Surveillance State

It got overshadowed a bit by a couple of victories on the pro-life front, but the cause of civil liberties and personal privacy took a big hit yesterday when the state Senate voted down a bill which would have required that law enforcement obtain a warrant before using surveillance drone technology in a criminal investigation.

America Has Tobacco Prohibition Through Regulation

Most Americans don’t like tobacco use. That’s why state after state, city after city, has passed increasingly aggressive bans on tobacco use. The proponents of this sort of policy bristle when they’re called prohibitionists, but they really are. Their goal isn’t public health. Their goal is to limit the choices you and I can make.

Study: Turns Out Federal Money Isn't Free Money For North Dakota

The North Dakota Policy Council, in partnership with Columbia Economics, has released a study about the impact of federal grants on state spending. Not surprisingly, it turns out that federal money isn’t free money. Not only does it cost us all as federal tax payers, but by accepting the money the state ends up inflating

New York Court Strikes Down Large Sugary Drinks Ban As "Arbitrary And Capricious"

A victory for freedom: A judge on Monday invalidated New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries, one day before the new law was to take effect. State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling in Manhattan ruled the new regulations are “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences. The simple reading

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