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America. The land of the free and home of the brave. Is that actually true? Are we free? Tim discusses his most recent article that questions America’s greatness.

We’re leading the world in our prison population, our national debt, and a few other ways. When it comes to economic freedom, freedom of the press, overall freedom, or human development, we aren’t number one. This is a shame. It should make you angry!

Don’t hate the messenger. Hate the politicians, the bureaucrats, the worthless leeches in government that have done this. But don’t count on them to get us out of this mess. It is up to US! The individual is what made this nation great, and it is the individual that will make it great again.

ALSO: The Oakland Raiders had a hell of a game Thursday night against the Chiefs. It isn’t just the all-star roster of the Raiders that makes the special. They also have players who are making a difference off the field. Derek Carr plans on being a pastor when he retires, and Michael Crabtree has started a foundation to help inner city youth. Way to go guys!

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I am the CEO of Preuss Media LLC as well as a 20-something political commentator, blogger, talker, musician, bookworm, and weight lifter. Although lacking a formal college degree (something I boast about), my strange brain contains a wealth of knowledge of economics, political science, and philosophy.

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  • What role (if any) should the gov’t play in the continued funding of cutting-edge scientific research? According to the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and  Development), approximately 10% of all R&D conducted globally is directly funded by governments, with approximately 60% done by private industry and 20% by educational institutions. Granted, this number probably doesn’t take into account indirect gov’t funding through tax subsidies and incentives. That 10% goes towards projects on the cutting edge of science, such as NASAs various space ventures and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (funded through the governments of the member states). Proponents of big gov’t science, such as Neil Degrasse Tyson, have stated in the past that projects like these are unlikely to be privately funded due to their high risk, high cost, and lack of return on investment. Gov’t, claims Tyson, is required to make the initial step and take all the risk so that private firms can follow in its wake with a clear picture of the requirements of such endeavours. TAM 2011: Our Future in Space Would such high risk, high cost projects be possible without gov’t backing?

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  • Hello Liberty Community! We wanted to introduce ourselves as the latest liberty-based podcast to join the net. We recently chatted with Jeffery in an episode we will be releasing next week and he suggested we join the site to say hello, to meet fellow liberty-minded folks, and share our content with you! Here’s the most recent episode released today! Feel free to get a hold of us and let us know what you think! In their most controversial episode yet, Danny and Michael arrive very late to the party to plumb the depths of the possibly well-intentioned, though likely intellectually faulty social justice movement and find they have very different opinions as to why the movement exists. http://flagshipfreedom.blubrry.com/2016/10/24/ff006-social-justice-the-post-modern-religion/

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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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  • Chimpanzee Politics (1982) – has anyone read this book? http://qz.com/691808/politicians-and-chimpanzees-have-more-in-common-than-you-think/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Chimpanzee-Politics-Power-among-Apes/dp/0801886562/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1468762525&sr=1-1&keywords=Chimpanzee+Politics

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