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Never An Excuse for Shooting Unarmed Suspects, Former Police Chief Says

by Joseph D. McNamaravia Reuters
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I was the police chief in Kansas City, Missouri, when an unarmed African-American teenager was shot by a cop for a non-violent issue. The result was a peaceful and constructive public dialogue — the opposite of what is happening now in Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old.

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Barry Weingast on Law

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 11, 2014

Barry Weingast, professor of political science at Stanford University and senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the nature of law. Weingast takes issue with some of the standard views of law, and proposes a better way to understand law. The two discuss the fundamental principles of law, how it can emerge in a decentralized way to resolve disputes over property and other commercial and social interactions. Examples include Iceland, Ancient Greece, and California during the gold rush. Also considered are how laws coordinate expectations and the way that social pressure can be used to enforce law in a decentralized fashion.

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Quick Thoughts on the (Domestic) Legal Basis for Air Strikes in Iraq

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, August 7, 2014

As Wells notes, the Obama administration is contemplating air strikes in Iraq to protect threatened religious minorities there. Setting aside the moral and strategic merits of such strikes, how might they be consistent with domestic law?

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The Libertarian: “Obamacare, Back in Danger”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Will the DC Circuit’s Ruling Doom the President’s Health Care Plan?

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Bill Evers on the Linsella on Liberty Show

interview with Williamson M. Eversvia Kinsella on Liberty
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Research Fellow Bill Evers discussed the 'Title-Transfer Theory of Contract' on Stephen Kinsella's podcast Kinsella on Liberty.

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Should Insurance be Mandatory for Gun Owners?

quoting Russell Robertsvia Fox Business
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Should owners of firearms be required to carry gun liability insurance to cover the potential risks their weapons pose?

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John Cochrane on the John Batchelor Show (19:36)

interview with John H. Cochrane via John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Senior Fellow John Cochrane discussed his Grumpy Economist piece, “Work and Jail,” on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

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1984 Redux: Orwellian Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, August 3, 2014

Everything we are told about illegal immigration is mostly a lie, and a self-serving one at that. Remember that fact, and the current debate over the border becomes comprehensible.

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Work and Jail

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Saturday, August 2, 2014

I have run in to some interesting recent readings on the nexus between work, or the lack thereof, jail and drugs.  In case you didn't know, the numbers are staggering.

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Immigration, By the Numbers

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Thursday, July 31, 2014

An interesting take on the House Republicans’ approach to illegal immigration and the rush to act before the congressional recess.

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