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Video: NASA contracts with SpaceX etc

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Rundown of the week’s big stories, including the new space deal.

This is surely not full privatization, but it is better than NASA monopolizing the space effort.

Plus: Peter Thiel on good and bad monopolies.

Video: Saving a Bear

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

According to the citizens on this video, and scuttlebutt on the Net, government game officials wouldn’t do anything because the bear wasn’t harming anyone. Low-quality video of a high-quality, heroic rescue:

So why did this job devolve to regular folks? Why did not the government do its job?

Perhaps Herbert Spencer explained it best:

Unlike private enterprise which quickly modifies its actions to meet emergencies — unlike the shopkeeper who promptly finds the wherewith to satisfy a sudden demand — unlike the railway company which doubles its trains to carry a special influx of passengers; the law-made instrumentality lumbers on under all varieties of circumstances at its habitual rate. By its very nature it is fitted only for average requirements, and inevitably fails under unusual requirements.

The state can only take care of the bare necessities. Not, in this case, the necessities of a bear.

Video: Why Guns?

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

A new video by Paul Jacob:

Video: Balko Talks to Vice

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

“There are people out there who fear the police more than they fear the criminals.”

Radley Balko interviewed about the militarization of America’s police, community policing, the Ferguson atrocities, and the “criminalization of poverty”:

Video: What We Can Do Now to Help Ferguson

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

A practical proposal that will solve some of Ferguson’s (and the nation’s) problems:

Yes, there is something practical for you to do now:

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Video: Radley Balko on Police Militarization

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

The War on Drugs led to the use of police state tactics and widespread corruption.

Video: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

It is important to ask questions.