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blog post in From The Fields “Silencing the Squid: Censorship’s Grip on Free Speech and Media As I alluded last week, censorship may be the most burning issue of the day. Matt Taibi is an old school, honest liberal. supportive of civil liberties and suspicious of big business. He was the repor
blog post in From The Fields 2024 is looking like it may be a very interesting year To borrow an ancient curse, May you live in interesting times. 2024 is looking like it may be a very interesting year. {HTML()}rame src="https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/fromthefields
blog post in From The Fields Blackout in the Halls of Power: Ghana’s Wake-Up Call to Energy Realities This week we go far afield. To the halls of Parliament in Ghana. Where the power company shut down the power while parliamentarians were debating the President's recent State of the Nation speech. Tur
blog post in From The Fields ByteDance with Censorship: The TikTok Ban and the First Amendment Clash As you may have heard, The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would give ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok, about 6 months to divest itself of TikTok or the platfo
blog post in From The Fields Canada has become a harbinger of bad political things to come Like California, Canada has become a harbinger of bad political things to come. When truckers were protesting COVID lockdowns, the reaction of the Tredeau government was to lock down the bank accounts
blog post in Libertarian Counterpoint Climate Activism, Political Shifts, and Budget Updates Join hosts James Just and John Cameron in Libertarian Counterpoint 1713 as they discuss the latest events, from climate activists vandalizing landmarks to political shifts in the Eurozone and the US.
blog post in From The Fields Costly Calculations: The High Price of Asymmetrical Warfare When Hamas attacked Israel last fall, they were following a proven strategy best exemplified by Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden only spent a few hundred thousand dollars all in to allegedly destroy the Twi
blog post in From The Fields Deep State, Deep Trouble My comments today owe 100% credit to Jeffrey Tucker of Brownstone Research. He is one of the most astute analysts of the intersection of politics and the economy writing today. As a result, his work i
blog post in From The Fields Disinformation Governance Board The Department of Homeland Security under Biden created the Disinformation Governance Board. It was presumably a way of institutionalizing the social media censorship that we now know the Biden Admini
blog post in From The Fields Echoes of the Past: Navigating the Precipice of a Nuclear Era Paraphrasing Mark Twain, history does not repeat. But it does rhyme. The rhyming we are seeing points to a repeat of World War I & II. Only this time it will probably be nuclear. {HTML()}ram
blog post in From The Fields I know that my experience is anecdotal Five days ago I tested positive for COVID. In spite of taking a vaccine (actually a genetic modification treatment) that was supposed to be 95% effective. It wasn't. And guess what. Except for very,
blog post in From The Fields I watched the Libertarian Party National Convention so you would not have to Last weekend I watched the speeches of Robert F Kennedy Jr. and Donald J Trump at the Libertarian Party National Convention so you would not have to. {HTML()}rame src="https://podcasters.spo
blog post in From The Fields Inflation’s Inertia: Navigating the Fed’s Financial Quagmire I'm here to report to you with near certainty that inflation is not going away anytime soon. Last week the headline CPI number came in at 3.5% year over year. That's up from 3.2% last month. The trend
blog post in Libertarian Counterpoint Libertarian Party Convention Consequences In this episode of Libertarian Counterpoint, airing on 5/30/2024, hosts James Just, John Cameron, and Richard Fields delve into the aftermath of the Libertarian Party convention. They discuss the unex
blog post in From The Fields Monetary Mirrors: The Hidden Tax of Inflation The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest inflation guesstimate earlier this week. The year over year number, which bears little resemblance to your grocery bill or other living expenses was
blog post in From The Fields Navigating the Climate Change Conundrum Last week we talked about the existential threat posed to Europe by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Today I'd like to talk to you about the existential threat posed by Europe and the rest of Western
blog post in Libertarian Counterpoint Regulatory Overreach and Market Mayhem In this thought-provoking episode of Libertarian Counterpoint, James Just and John Cameron delve into the intricate web of regulatory burdens that affect our daily lives. From zoning laws that stifle
blog post in From The Fields Robert F Kennedy Jr. For President as a Libertarian? Robert F Kennedy Jr., the son of Former Attorney General and presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy and nephew of former President John F Kennedy, is running for president. He started out challenging Jo
blog post in From The Fields Six Years to a Gridlock: The Unmined Truth of Electric Dreams The United States has legislated that 50% of all new passenger cars and light trucks be electric or hybrid by 2030. That's six years from now. Keep the number 6 in mind. Other countries have similarly
blog post in Libertarian Counterpoint Spy Agencies Out of Control, Student Walkouts, and "Far-Right" Surge In this episode, we delve into the alarming state of our spy and intelligence agencies and their unchecked power. We cover the recent walkout by pro-Palestinian students at the University of Chicago o
blog post in From The Fields Supreme Decisions: The Battle Over Regulatory Reach The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments on Relentless v. Department of Commerce. At issue is whether the Department of Commerce under its mandate to prevent overfishing has the authority to m
blog post in From The Fields Tariffs are a tax Tariffs are a tax. They are almost always paid by consumers in the country levying the tariffs. Six years ago, then President Trump enacted tariffs on the import of Chinese goods.President Biden has k
blog post in From The Fields The Clash of Libertarian Philosophies: A Look at the 2024 Presidential Nominee A couple of weeks ago in this commentary, I mentioned that one of Libertarian Party Presidential 2024 nominee Chase Oliver's challenges would be gaining cooperation from the Mises Caucus dominated Lib
blog post in From The Fields The Insidious Grip of Regulatory Capture on Our Economy Libertarians have long made the argument that government regulation of business is worse than useless. It is quite often counterproductive. This is because of the prevalence of something called regula
blog post in From The Fields The Lesser Of Two Evils Results In...Evil It's a truism among hardcore Libertarians that voting for the lesser of two evils results in...evil. We just watched Republicans select, arguably, the most evil of the Republican contenders, Donald Tr