UPDATE: The team has been released and is now home, but some members have returned with injuries. According to the Mises Institute of Cuba, they were dropped off in different places throughout the city, barefoot and beaten. Some of the members endured a four-day hunger strike as well, before being released. We can also report that the whole neighborhood showed up to show their support for the team. The team is expected to appear online…"Libertarian Party of Cuba Headquarters Raided By State Police, Members Arrested"
On its last day in session, and after its third reading, the Colorado legislature passed a bill that would reform civil asset forfeiture. The bill passed on its third reading, and would require the executive director of the Department of Local Affairs to produce a biannual report of all assets seized. The Department of Local Affairs was set up in 1966 to assist with local government needs. The bill would also require a database to be made…"New Colorado Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Now Awaits Governor’s Signature"
German startup Lillium may be poised to change the future of the flying car industry by finally making it feasible and attractive to consumers. This week, it offered a flying car prototype that is economically reasonable, technologically simpler, learnable by the average consumer (in the same manner as learning to drive a car), and has practical application in many situations. Lillium’s all-electric, Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL), jet-tested flying car might have what it takes…"Is 2017 Going To Be The Year Of The Flying Car?"
Animal welfare tends to be a vehicle for legislation that harms businesses, distorts market pricing, and places burdens on pet owners. The Colorado legislature, for example, has a track record that includes a ban on greyhound racing, special privileges to farmers engaged in “agritourism”, and a host of other regulations related to pet care facilities, vaccinations, gaming and others. And when an Iraq War vet is fined for having ducks that help with his PTSD,…"Free Market Solutions For Animal Lovers"
The Swiss company Novartis has introduced a new drug to treat large B-cell lymphoma, which makes up 30% of lymphoma cases, and the new drug has been given the FDA’s coveted “breakthrough label.” This label means that, because the drug is meant to treat a serious or life-threatening illness, and because it has been shown to be effective in trials, the process for approving it by the FDA has been expedited. Novartis is in competition…"Swiss Biotech Company May Have Produced First Cure For Cancer"
The Free Market Existentialist is about the reasons why Libertarianism and Existentialism do not usually seem to go together, but argues that they should. William Irwin takes pains to establish a working definition of Existentialism, while admitting the existence of potential detractors to this definition: “Existentialism is a philosophy that reacts to an apparently absurd or meaningless world by urging the individual to overcome alienation, oppression, and despair through freedom and self-creation in order to become…"“Free Market Existentialist” Attempts To Reconcile Capitalism And Existentialism"
The 2017 Honda Civic Si is will be unveiled on Thursday, and in an unconventional way. MotorTrend reports that Honda will be revealing it on Youtube, instead of waiting for the New York auto show. It promises a more performance-enhanced model, which shows just how far the Civic has come from its original debut model 42 years ago. That model featured one of Honda’s most impressive innovations: the Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion engine (CVCC). The…"Honda’s New Civic Si A Reminder Of Company’s Legacy Of Trailblazing"
The Libertarian Party of Colorado held its annual convention last weekend, March 24-26 2017, at the Westin hotel in Westminster Colorado. Events began on Friday with a mixer, and concluded after business on Sunday. The event included many speakers from around the country, and resulted in many changes to the makeup of the party’s leadership. The convention kicked off with a casino night, which included the live music of Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts,…"LPCO: Big Convention, Big Plans"
A number of lives are being torn apart (and even destroyed) by the new ban on those coming from certain Middle-Eastern countries, and their stories will be circulating for the entire life of this ill-conceived 90-day policy. But there is a lot of misinformation floating around, which seems to be happening a lot lately. Even trusted news outlets like Bloomberg and Forbes tried to imply that Trump picked these countries himself for personal reasons, which…"Here’s Why Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Worse Than You Think, And What You Can Do About It"
If you are one of the millions of scared, bleeding hearts watching Obama’s farewell like it was a eulogy for our country, you may want to sit down for this. You’ll need to take off those rose-colored glasses, too. It’s time for some real talk. The current president-elect has already received more criticism from liberals than Barack Obama ever got during his entire presidency. It is a good thing that the nation is on high…"While You Were Sleeping: An Open Letter To Obama Supporters"