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Stephen Ware: Debate on masks, freedom

Stephen Ware: Debate on masks, freedom

Can libertarians accept a mask mandate? This op-ed by Kansas University Law Professor and noted libertarian Stephen Ware shows how libertarians can tolerate, if not embrace, a government mandate to wear masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19. It is free to read in the Topeka Capital-Journal here. Here is an excerpt that I believe presents the heart of the reasoning: In that sense, a mask requirement is less like a seatbelt law designed to protect the wearer and more like a law against driving under the influence of alcohol. Many deaths have been caused by drunken drivers who…
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Author Lenore Skenazy, “America’s Worst Mom”

WichitaLiberty.TV: Author Lenore Skenazy, “America’s Worst Mom”

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Author Lenore Skenazy talks about today’s children and the free-range kids movement. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 212, broadcast October 7, 2018. Shownotes Website: Let Grow Articles: Lenore Skenazy at reason.com Book: Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Larry Reed, Foundation for Economic Education

WichitaLiberty.TV: Larry Reed, Foundation for Economic Education

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Lawrence W. Reed, President of Foundation for Economic Education, joins Bob and Karl to discuss the connection between liberty and character, our economic future, and I, Pencil. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 191, broadcast April 7, 2018. Shownotes Website: Foundation for Economic Education FEE on Twitter and Facebook Lawrence Reed Facebook page Lawrence Reed biography Book: Are We Good Enough for Liberty? Includes the essay I, Pencil. I, Pencil: The Movie
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Dr. Wolf von Laer of Students for Liberty

WichitaLiberty.TV: Dr. Wolf von Laer of Students for Liberty

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Dr. Wolf von Laer of Students for Liberty joins Bob and Karl to talk about young people and the cause of liberty. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 190, broadcast March 31, 2018. Shownotes Students for Liberty Website: Dr. Wolf von Laer Dr. Wolf von Laer on Twitter Article: How Lehman Brothers’ Crash Five Years Ago Made Me Appreciate Markets
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Panhandling in Wichita

Panhandling in Wichita

The City of Wichita cracks down on panhandling. In today's Wichita Eagle Chase Billingham has an excellent column explaining the recent changes to panhandling laws in the City of Wichita (Chase Billingham: New laws will criminalize homeless). An assistant professor of sociology at Wichita State University, he makes important observations and warnings about the effect of these laws. In his column, Billingham notes a problem with the ordinance designed to regulate “aggressive” panhandling: "Importantly, though, the ordinance defines 'contact' in an extremely vague manner." I may have noticed the same problem in this example from Ordinance No. 50-643: Section 2:…
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