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How Economic Aggregation Hides the Problems of Interventionism

By Gary Galles Mises.org February 8, 2015   How Economic Aggregation Hides the Problems of Interventionism   I was going through the textbook for my economics principles course recently, thinking about how I could better reconcile the fact that since only individuals choose, the logic of economics is about individual choices facing the fact of […]

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U.S. Army General John F. Campbell speaks Dec 8, 2014 at North Kabul Afghanistan International Airport, Afghanistan. (Photo: ResoluteSupportMedia/flickr/public domain)

Classified: US Military Imposes ‘Startling’ Blackout On Key Details Of War In Afghanistan

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams January 31, 2015   Classified: US Military Imposes ‘Startling’ Blackout On Key Details Of War In Afghanistan ‘It’s not just a particular fact or figure that’s being classified, but whole categories of previously public information.’ In an unprecedented blackout, top U.S. military officials have quietly classified key information about how […]


Study: “Anonymous” Credit Card Data Is Actually Completely Identifiable

By Kate Cox Consumerist January 30, 2015   Study: “Anonymous” Credit Card Data Is Actually Completely Identifiable     We all kind of know that credit card data isn’t terribly secure, and that the payment information is likely to get swiped eventually. But that information is all theoretically anonymous. Without a name, address, or ZIP […]

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Buried Within Omnibus Bill, a ‘Long-Term Blank Check for War Spending’

By Sarah Lazare Common Dreams Buried Within Omnibus Bill, a ‘Long-Term Blank Check for War Spending’   Analysts warn that “emergency” war spending fund, which was supposed to be temporary, has become permanent fixture that inflates Pentagon’s budget     The government funding bill that narrowly passed the House of Representatives on Thursday has been […]