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The Libertarian: Audio
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The Libertarian: “Markets and Minimum Wages”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Is Seattle’s $15-an-Hour Experiment Doomed to Fail?

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Why Making Policy from Polls Can Be Troublesome

by Carson Brunovia Eureka
Friday, July 25, 2014

It is a constant criticism of politicians; they poll test or focus group everything before making a decision. 

Steve Wynn Entrepreneur
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Part II: Steve Wynn discusses his life as an entrepreneur and how he creates experiences that keep customers returning

interview with Steve Wynnvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, July 25, 2014

Steve Wynn, founder of Wynn Resorts,  in the second part of his interview,  discusses further his life as an entrepreneur, what he does to motivate his employees, and how he creates experiences that keep customers’ returning. 

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CDC Errs On Policy As Well As Handling Dangerous Pathogens

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The agency’s reactive approach to Legionnaires’ disease causes thousands of preventable infections every year.

Immigration
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Seeking Redemption in 2016, Rick Perry Finds Power in Immigration Standoff

mentioning John B. Taylor, George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

He came here for redemption. At the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, Rick Perry held his arms across his torso and swayed as the choir sang during last Sunday’s morning service. He bowed his head while the pastor preached about “God’s perfect plan of salvation.”

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Schlesinger v. Cillizza

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chris Cillizza has a piece in the WP that argues that the world is too splintered and partisan and complex, and communication and persuasion too difficult, for the president of the United States to succeed.  This is an old claim.

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Bordering on Madness

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, "We are as good as you are!"

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The Right's Strange New Hero: Gavin Newsom

quoting Bill Whalenvia Huffington Post
Monday, July 21, 2014

You may remember that straight San Francisco mayor with the perfect hair and square jaw who stood athwart history yelling, “Yes!” to gay marriage.

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Chris Blattman on Cash, Poverty, and Development

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 21, 2014

Chris Blattman of Columbia University talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a radical approach to fighting poverty in desperately poor countries: giving cash to aid recipients and allowing them to spend it as they please. Blattman shares his research and cautious optimism about giving cash and discusses how infusions of cash affect growth, educational outcomes, and political behavior (including violence). The conversation concludes with a discussion of the limits of aid and the some of the moral issues facing aid activists and researchers.

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The Amoral Nature of the Pawn Strategy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, July 21, 2014

The humanitarian crisis on the border derived from four callous parties who used illegal immigrants as pawns for their own self-interested agendas.

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