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Scott talks to Ken Silverstein about what’s really going on in Venezuela. The mainstream media will tell you that the country is starving and in chaos, but Silverstein has been there himself and says that most people actually have food and support Maduro more than the opposition. The negative coverage, says Silverstein, is an attempt to build support for a U.S.-backed coup, which he thinks is unlikely to actually ever succeed.

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Ken Silverstein is a DC-based investigative journalist and the creator of washingtonbabylon.com. He is the author of The Secret World of Oil and Private Warriors. Follow him on Twitter @KenSilverstein1.

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  • Since humans are subjective it is impossible for arbitrary regulation to serve the individuals; which is exactly why self-regulation is condemned by the interventionists. Interventionists are serving themselves at the expense of individuals and their arbitrary regulations are not only scientifically invalid (since humans are subjective) but they enrich the interventionists and their friends at the expense of everyone else. Interventionism is the manifestation of statism which is also a type of socialism. It is a scourge to human civilization.

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  • It can be a challenge to keep up with all the taxes one needs to pay throughout the year, and than to deal with all the paperwork that needs to be filed can be frustrating. What would be a good way to simplify the Tax Code? Below is a list of some of the taxes that we the people need to pay, or at least we experience their effects at one time or another. -Medicare, Medicare, Social Security, Federal Inocme Tax, State tax, Local Tax, Corporate tax, Sales Tax, Property Tax, estate tax, alcohol tax, tobacco tax, gift tax, tariffs on imports and exports, etc. Would a simple flat or consumption tax do the trick?

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  • Venezuela has the highest violent crime rate in the world. Though it is not moral or justified, people choose violence over starvation when there are no alternatives. Of course, “we” libertarians all know that this situation was created by government/s coercion’s consequences, but so few among the greater population seem to recognize that. It seems like a similar fate faces the whole world.

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  • Hi everyone, We could all use a good laugh these days, so just thought I’d pass along one of our new animated videos. For Liberty, The Wry Guys

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  • I’ve just recently blogged about Insidious Government Encroachment which I believe would provide the basis on a useful discussion here.   I’d be interested and hearing the views and experiences of others from this group.

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