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In the United States, unemployment benefits or unemployment “insurance” is a government program that takes money from employees and employers (through a payroll tax) and gives money to employees who have become unemployed.  Someone recently asked me to elaborate on why I oppose such programs, and what policy I would prefer instead.

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Why Not Try Freedom?

May 17, 2016

Why not try freedom

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So a white supremacist or “white nationalist” (wants a constitutional amendment making America white-only, banning all people except “non-Hispanic whites of the European race, in whom there is no ascertainable trace of Negro blood”) briefly became an official delegate of the Trump campaign.

If racism is going to start becoming more popular or mainstream now, I gotta get this off my chest:

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Ross Douthat makes a very concise case for torpedoing Trump’s candidacy:

All presidents are tempted by the powers of the office, and congressional abdication has only increased that temptation’s pull. President Obama’s power grabs are part of a bipartisan pattern of Caesarism, one that will likely continue apace under Hillary Clinton.

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Well, look who caved in and kowtowed to political correctness:

North Carolina should allow people to “use the bathroom they feel is appropriate,” Donald Trump said this morning of the state’s new law that bans people from using bathrooms that don’t match the sex indicated on their birth certificate.

(Emphasis added.)

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Arch of Triumph

This is beautiful.  Daesh/ISIS thugs destroyed another priceless ancient monument; so London has erected a new one.

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KasparovFamous chess master Garry Kasparov thoughtfully explores concepts of good and bad “New York values”.

It’s tempting to rally behind him — but we should resist. Because the New York values Trump represents are the very worst kind. He exemplifies the seamy side of New York City — the Ponzi schemers and the Brooklyn Bridge sellers, the gangster traders like Bernie Madoff and the celebrity gangsters like John Gotti — not the hard work and sacrifice that built New York and America.

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