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

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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Created by mackler 3 years 15 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 14 weeks ago
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Taxes, Nannies and Economic Destruction

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

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Created by ktmohney 3 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 18 weeks ago
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It's Time For NPR to Get Off the Government Payroll

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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Created by XD45 3 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 19 weeks ago
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Arbitration without government

International arbitration can exist without government!

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Created by fat_bastard 3 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 23 weeks ago
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Egypt: Civilian patrols form to fight looters after police vanish

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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Created by brill 3 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 24 weeks ago
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Bill would legalize pot sales in Washington liquor stores

“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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Created by berserker13 3 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 25 weeks ago
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Does Favoring Free Enterprise Mean Favoring "Business"?

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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Created by JoelG 3 years 25 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 25 weeks ago
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Capital Investments in USA or other places based upon freedom factors

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

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Created by Rauterkus 3 years 27 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 27 weeks ago
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New Business Model May Put an End to the IP Debate

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)

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

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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Created by Lothar 3 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 31 weeks ago
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