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Let them eat cake…and buy discounted TVs

Already (and keep in mind they’re five hours behind), Americans are storming Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Macy’s (and a whole lot of small, independent shops too) to snag the best Christmas deals of the season. It’s Black Friday- the biggest... Read More »

Where the US justice system is and isn’t racially biased

In a timely post Scott Alexander investigates the evidence around the US justice system to see where, if at all, it is systematically biased against African-Americans. He looks at quite a lot of empirical evidence and concludes that: There seems to... Read More »

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Foundations of a Free Society—now in Spanish!

Dr. Eamonn Butler’s monograph for the Institute of Economic Affairs, Foundations of Free Society, has now been translated into Spanish, for the 548m speakers worldwide who count it as a first or second language. The book tells how free societies unleash... Read More »

The Human Rights Act as a constitution of liberty

Guy Herbert, best known as the general secretary of NO2ID but writing in a personal capacity, defends the Human Rights act as necessary as a bulwark against the state when so many of the traditional defences have been eroded.... Read More »