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In the news, Sunday, August 20, 2017


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from FEE (Foundation for Economic Education)
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School Is Not “the Real World”
It’s the depressing time of year again in which young people are ported off to school again. If you are one of those school-goers who believes that returning to a world of desks, busywork, and bell-regulated life is a “return to the real world," you're wrong.

3 Ways Deregulation Can Advance Social Justice
There is nothing that Progressives seem to excoriate more than the vague concept of “deregulation.” Poverty, pollution, stagnant wages, financial crisis, and a slew of other social ills are blamed on deregulation. Sure, there are instances where ‘deregulation’ may be detrimental to society, but this obscures the reality that the overall economy is likely over-regulated. For decades, the overall burden of government regulations has grown, not lessened, and the Journal of Economic Growth estimates that the US economy is substantially smaller as a result.

This is What Happpens When You Introduce 4-Year-Olds to an Old People's Home
This experiment has shown that, within a short timeframe – and where people share a similar vision of intergenerational mixing – it is possible to bring about significant enhancement in the well-being of older people.


from Mises Institute
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The Real Cause of America's Opioid Epidemic
The Opioid epidemic is spreading across the heartland of America. The number of drug overdose deaths from both prescription (e.g., Oxycontin) and black market (e.g., heroin) opiates exceeded 30,000 in 2015. Initial estimates for 2016 indicate yet another new record of deaths. The real cause of this epidemic is various government policies and the real solution is the dismantling of those same policies, in perpetuum.


from New York Times

Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91
Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, died on Sunday morning at his home in Las Vegas.

Sierra Leone’s Disaster Was Caused by Neglect, Not Nature
The calamity that struck Sierra Leone on Aug. 14, when Sugarloaf, the conical mountain overlooking the capital, Freetown, collapsed in a mudslide that swept away buildings and killed at least 400 people, was shocking but not entirely surprisingly. It is important to be blunt: The tragedy was entirely man-made.


from The Spokesman-Review

Eclipse eve: Hundreds of thousands converge across Pacific Northwest to see sun go dark
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to Idaho, piling into campsites, fields, motels and motorcades for a front-row seat at the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years.


from Zero Hedge
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"The Taps Are Gushing" Hong Kong ATM Withdrawals Surge As Facial Recognition Fears Spread
Amid a crackdown on unauthorized mainland currency outflows by forcing ATM users to undertake facial recognition before cash is dispensed in Macau, Hong Kong ATMs are reportedly being hit by a massive surge in withdrawals from China's UnionPay bank cards.

10 Missing, 5 Injured After USS John S. McCain Collides With Oil Tanker Near Straits Of Malacca
Two months after seven US sailors died after the US Navy Destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of Japan, moments ago the US Navy said that in an near replica of that incident, the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was involved in a collision with another merchant vessel, the Alnic MC, an oil/chemical tanker east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca on August 21.


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