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High-taxes in New York Support Thriving Black Market in Cigarettes

http://www.nytimes.com

With cigarette prices up and the number of smoke-friendly places down, the black market for loosies is now thriving on the streets. Rarely does a minute go by without a customer stopping just long enough to pass a dollar bill to Lonnie Loosie, known to the police by his given name, Lonnie Warner, 50. “The tax went up, and we started selling 10 times as much,” Mr. Warner said.

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Taxes, Nannies and Economic Destruction

http://www.cnbc.com

Quick little example about the effects of taxes on the free market model. Taxes suck!

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It's Time For NPR to Get Off the Government Payroll

http://gizmodo.com

NPR gets about 2% of its direct funding from the U.S. government, through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For NPR's member stations, CPB funding is about 10% of their total, with other federal, state, and local government sources kicking in another 6%.

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Arbitration without government

http://news.bbc.co.uk

International arbitration can exist without government!

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Egypt: Civilian patrols form to fight looters after police vanish

http://www.startribune.com

How would the police be handled in a free society without government? The people of Egypt are giving us a glimpse.

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Bill would legalize pot sales in Washington liquor stores

http://www.king5.com

“I’m not kidding around when I’m doing this. I’m dead serious. We need to stop handling Marijuana the way we have been,” says the Seattle Democrat.

She dropped House Bill 1550 on Tuesday, which she says will allow for the sale of marijuana in state-run liquor stores.

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Does Favoring Free Enterprise Mean Favoring "Business"?

http://mises.org

Yes, it is a hoax on many, many levels. The first great error here is the mental habit that many have of thinking that big government and big business are somehow at odds. The whole of American history from the beginning to the present suggests precisely the opposite. From Alexander Hamilton to Goldman Sachs, a careful look at the history shows that there has been no major expansion of government that some sector of big business hasn't backed with pressure and funding.

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Capital Investments in USA or other places based upon freedom factors

http://www.forbes.com

America is becoming less economically free, so it would be wise to invest globally.

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New Business Model May Put an End to the IP Debate

http://torrentfreak.com

Just in time for the Christmas holidays, the guys who brought us the Humble Indie Bundle have done it again. With their latest game pack, called simply Humble Indie Bundle 2, Wolfire Games are capturing imaginations.

Their pay-what-you-want model is proving very popular with customers, especially when the funds go not only to indie developers but the EFF and the Child’s Play charity.

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Chappell Hill Bank welcomes armed customers (licensed)

https://www.tsra.com

"What makes Chappell Hill Bank stand out for Texas gun owners is a large sign in gold letters on the bank’s door.

NOTICE
Lawful Concealed Carry Permitted On These Premises Management recognizes the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as an unalienable right of all citizens. We therefore support and encourage the carrying of licensed concealed weapons."

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Secrets of the "New Music Industry" that the "Old Music Industry"...

https://www.eff.org

Jeff Price, CEO of TuneCore, posted a fantastic six-part series titled "The State of The Music Industry & the Delegitimization of Artists" that surfaces this new perspective that desperately needs to be heard in the debate.
Here are some key ideas from the series:...

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Man Arrested For Selling Hot Dogs!

http://triangle.johnlocke.org

Man arrested for selling hot dogs without a license in NC ! http://www.ownmyself.podbean.com/

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Only 14% Prefer Government-Regulated Economy Over Free Market

http://www.rasmussenreports.com

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that voters overwhelmingly prefer a free market economy to an economy managed by the government and think government economic control helps big businesses at the expense of small ones.

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Man by-passes light bulb ban by selling as "Mini-Heaters". Genius!

http://news.yahoo.com

German man by-passes light bulb ban by selling them as "Mini-Heaters". Genius! Calls it "Action Art".

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Firefighters watch as home burns to the ground

http://www.wpsdlocal6.com

Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won't respond, then watches it burn. That's exactly what happened to a local family tonight.
A local neighborhood is furious after firefighters watched as an Obion County, Tennessee, home burned to the ground.
The homeowner, Gene Cranick, said he offered to pay whatever it would take for firefighters to put out the flames, but was told it was too late. They wouldn't do anything to stop his house from burning.

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What is Marijuana really worth?

http://www.priceofweed.com

Googlemaps visualization of marijuana prices, with over 800+ entries so far.

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Cuban government says; oops Communism does not actually work.

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Cuban President says state's role in the economy has to be reduced. Well no kidding? It only took you 51 years to figure it out.

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This is how the market deals with bigots

http://ambulancedriverfiles.com

Southern Style Granite. They have a really nasty attitude toward gays, to the point of refusing to do business with them.
And that’s fine, really. If they’re afraid of the gay cooties, that’s their business. The libertarian in me tells me that, as a private business, they have the right to refuse service to anyone.
But they don’t have the right to be immune from the consequences of their intolerance and bigotry.

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Fed up with crime, citizens hit streets

http://detnews.com

Fed up with crime, citizens hit streets
Francis X. Donnelly / The Detroit News

Detroit -- With its handsome brick homes and trimmed lawns, Russell Woods is an unlikely setting for a revolution.

For the past three nights, however, residents from all over the city who are fed up with crime have descended upon this neighborhood in a northwest section of Detroit.

As they patrol the tree-lined streets, they're encountering residents who share their views.

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Entrepreneur re-opens bar without begging permission and goes to jail

http://www.latimes.com

Here is a brief glimpse of a stateless society. Granted he used someone else's property.

It had seemed like the shuttered Valencia Club had a new lease on life. Alcohol was flowing, and customers were crowding the bar.

But Placer County detectives say the landmark business in Penryn was actually being operated by a local transient, who broke into the club, re-opened it, and posed as the new owner.

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