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A Gas Tax to Stabilize Gasoline Prices

People generally don’t like taxes, and taxes on gasoline are no exception.  The rates on gasoline taxes are generally hidden from obvious view: people buying gas for their vehicles only see the price at the pump, which is a function … Continue reading

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Imagining an Ideal U.S. Supreme Court

In recent years, both Republican and Democrat appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court have stirred up considerable controversy.  Although issues are raised about candidates’ qualifications, these issues are often just excuses to attempt to derail an appointment that the opposite … Continue reading

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Sustainability and Freedom

What is the relationship between sustainability and freedom?  Often, people use the word sustainability as if it had a narrow definition, only encompassing environmental issues, and perhaps human rights issues.  An overwhelming majority of people seem to think, write, and … Continue reading

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The “Ground Zero Mosque”: What is the true motivation behind this debate?

Park 51, formerly proposed as Cordoba House, has been dubbed by opponents as the “Ground Zero Mosque” due to its proximity to the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.  Park 51 is located on Park … Continue reading

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