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  • Paying off high public debt with more current and future taxation constitutes bad governance.

    Governance and Public Debt in Asia

    Paying off high public debt with more current and future taxation constitutes bad governance.

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  • At present, the decision to censor is taken far too lightly in Singapore. This is because it has become routinized to such an extent that individuals are shielded from the ethical implications and practical consequences of their actions.

    On Censorship & Regulation

    At present, the decision to censor is taken far too lightly in Singapore. This is because it has become routinized to such an extent that individuals are shielded from the ethical implications and practical consequences of their actions.

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  • The claim that regulation entails a “disinterested classification of content” is largely an ideal, for both censorship and regulation will always involve the drawing of arbitrary boundaries.

    The Bigger Conversation

    The claim that regulation entails a “disinterested classification of content” is largely an ideal, for both censorship and regulation will always involve the drawing of arbitrary boundaries.

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  • To the layperson with no specialized knowledge in the business of street lights, it is understandable that to conceive the idea of how a private company is to manage street lights is a daunting, and perhaps impossible, task. What is needed is a little imagination, not specialized knowledge.

    A Street Light Problem

    To the layperson with no specialized knowledge in the business of street lights, it is understandable that to conceive the idea of how a private company is to manage street lights is a daunting, and perhaps impossible, task. What is needed is a little imagination, not specialized knowledge.

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  • Thomas E. Woods, Jr is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. In 2009, he published the book “Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse”. It was on the New York Times Best Seller list for 10 weeks. This is a commentary on the book – particularly for those who have no money or time to buy and read the book.

    Common sense from an uncommon economist

    Thomas E. Woods, Jr is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. In 2009, he published the book “Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse”. It was on the New York Times Best Seller list for 10 weeks. This is a commentary on the book – particularly for those who have no money or time to buy and read the book.

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  • If one is to advocate a free society, one must recognize its indispensable foundation: the principle of rights. In this article, I will present a proper account for rights. I will explain why rights are crucially necessary to man’s existence on earth, how rights are violated and should be protected, and why the preservation of rights must be consistent and absolute.

    Rights: The foundation of a free society

    If one is to advocate a free society, one must recognize its indispensable foundation: the principle of rights. In this article, I will present a proper account for rights. I will explain why rights are crucially necessary to man’s existence on earth, how rights are violated and should be protected, and why the preservation of rights must be consistent and absolute.

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