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America Doesn’t Need Pete Buttigieg’s Forced Labor Scheme – Reason.com

“What is freedom? It is the right to choose one’s own employment. Certainly it means that, if it means anything,” Douglass thundered in response to Union General Nathaniel P. Banks’s policy as military commander of Louisiana of extracting one year of forced agricultural labor from freedmen on behalf of the federal government. “And when any individual or combination of individuals, undertakes to decide for any man when he shall work, where he shall work, at what he shall work, and for what he shall work, he or they practically reduce him to slavery.”

https://reason.com/2019/05/01/america-doesnt-need-pete-buttigiegs-forced-labor-scheme/

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Your Right to Free Speech, Like My Right to Self-Defense, Isn’t Open to Debate – Reason.com

We really don’t consider our rights open to discussion. We don’t consider anybody’s rights open to discussion—not even when they’re exercising some rights to call for limiting others.

http://reason.com/archives/2018/03/14/your-right-to-free-speech-like-my-right?utm_medium=email

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Government Will Protect Us From Bad Speech? That’s the Fakest News of All. – Reason.com

Yeah, it’s “creepy” when media companies mold and twist the news we see to please their political masters. Worse, it’s chilling when governments take the logical next step to promote speech they favor and punish speakers who anger them.

Because when politicians tell us that they’re trying to make the world a better place with censorship, that’s the fakest news of all. But here’s a bit of real news: when government officials suppress critics, they do so only to help themselves.

Source: Government Will Protect Us From Bad Speech? That’s the Fakest News of All. – Reason.com

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Are You Sure You Want Medicare for All? – Reason.com

A big part of the problem, as Cato’s Tanner pointed out earlier this year is that “Americans want widely contradictory things from health-care reform. They want the highest-quality care for everyone, with no wait, from the doctor of their choice. And they want it as cheap as possible, preferably for free.” Promising, as Sanders and Warren do, to give everybody high-quality health care without regard for ability to pay will always find an enthusiastic audience. But delivering on that promise is likely to give us not the illusion of Medicare for All, but rather its awful, unsustainable reality.

Source: Are You Sure You Want Medicare for All? – Reason.com