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Get Off the Plane: Your Social Credit Score Just Went Negative

Get Off the Plane: Your Social Credit Score Just Went Negative

China expands its system of tracking a citizen’s behavior with a social credit score, and limiting his freedoms if it goes negative. Your neighbor reports you smoking a cigarette at your house, and when you try to fly to Hong Kong the flight attendant says, your score is too low, get off the plane. Is this just a dystopian nightmare spawned by communism, or could measures taken by American companies to nudge consumer behavior lead to such a scenario in the land of the free?

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Hong Kong Throng: Can Chinese Tear Gas Choke the Voice of Liberty Rising?

Hong Kong Throng: Can Chinese Tear Gas Choke the Voice of Liberty Rising?

How long can the Communist Chinese government stand against the relentless onslaught of a people who’ve tasted freedom, and want more. Hundreds of thousands daily form the Hong Kong throng, waving the American flag and singing the U.S. national anthem. After more than four months it seems even tear gas can’t choke the voice of liberty rising.

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Make America Meek Again: Sen. Warren's Disarming New Plan to Cut Gun Deaths

Make America Meek Again: Sen. Warren’s Disarming New Plan to Cut Gun Deaths

Greater federal government power is Elizabeth Warren’s disarming new plan to cut gun deaths. Higher taxes on guns and ammo, federal licensing with training courses, a national gun owner database, expanded background checks, renewed ban on assault-style weapons…and the Democrat presidential candidate is just getting started. Is this a serious legislative proposal to save lives, or a disingenuous bit of stagecraft designed to make America meek again (MAMA).

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Born to Die: Does Capitalism Contain the Seeds of Its Own Demise?

Born to Die: Does Capitalism Contain the Seeds of Its Own Demise?

Is it born to die? If Capitalism in America eventually leads to the workers rising with pitchforks to demand a division of the spoils, are we doing it wrong, or is that just the natural outcome of a system that focuses only on equality of opportunity? The rise of Democratic Socialists (and their less-Democratic brethren) during the 2020 presidential cycle may signal an economic shift that seems to contain the seeds of the demise of a system which has created more food, health, leisure, and happiness than anything the Earth has seen.

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