City Shuts Downs Preschoolers’ Farm Stand Citing Zoning Violations

City Shuts Downs Preschoolers’ Farm Stand Citing Zoning Violations By Kerry McDonald It’s like something out of The Onion: city manager shuts down preschool farm stand out of fear that, if allowed, “we could end up with one on every corner.” Farm Stand Shut Down Alas, this is not satire. It’s the current predicament facing the Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. In an area where access to fresh fruits and vegetables can be limited, this preschool has stepped up to prioritize growing and…

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Run Your Own Business In The USA? Hope You’re Insured

Run Your Own Business In The USA? Hope You’re Insured By Amanda Warren The idea of owning and operating your own business has been romanticized by probably almost everyone who hasn’t actually tried it.  “Easier said than done” may be the best way to describe it unless all your customers are eager to pay you handsomely and in advance while accommodating your schedule. Over the years, I’ve known several people who ran their own businesses owning and operating rental property.  It can be a great way to make the most…

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My Family Fled Communism When I Was 6. Now We Fear Our Nightmare Has Followed Us Here

My Family Fled Communism When I Was 6. Now We Fear Our Nightmare Has Followed Us Here By Andra Constantin Following the State of the Union address, I found the state of the nation surreal. I kept skimming past articles about the Democratic Party’s proposed economic stimulus packages, collectively known as the Green New Deal. They propose to fund unsustainable sectors like solar panels—which are already heavily government-backed—by targeting more self-sufficient industries, like meat production. In order to earmark raiding the cookie jar of productive businesses to fund those that…

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11-Year-old Boy Visited by Cops After Neighbors Reported Him For Selling Hot Chocolate

11-Year-old Boy Visited by Cops After Neighbors Reported Him For Selling Hot Chocolate By Matt Agorist Castle Shannon, PA — As the Free Thought Project reported last year, 2018 was the year of the snitches as neighbors turned in fellow neighbors to authorities for selling water, lemonade, or for simply being black at your own apartment complex pool. This see something say something society is the wet dream of the authoritarian; and as a recent case of a boy selling hot chocolate in Pennsylvania illustrates, it is showing no signs of…

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Why Markets Are Better Than Mob Rule

Why Markets Are Better Than Mob Rule Op-Ed by Doug McCullough The free market is the economic foundation of a free, pluralistic society. Laissez-faire economics stands for the idea that the government should stand aside and let individuals do what they want or need to do. In America, we celebrate our democracy. But, the free market is often a more fitting way to deal with the decisions in daily life. Democracy is fine if it stays in its own lane. But unbridled democracy just means majoritarian rule. The Free Market Liberates To…

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Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees

Imagine if the Media Had as Much Sympathy for Small Business Owners as it Does for Federal Employees By Ryan McMaken During this partial government shutdown, it’s become nearly impossible to avoid news articles, and segments on television and radio outlining the many ways that federal employees are apparently suffering financially as a result of the partial government shutdown. The stories are very diverse in topic. Some take a “human interest story” angle, simply looking at how the daily lives of some of these employees have been affected. Others look…

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