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Anti-Smoking Paternalism: A Cancer on American Liberty

Across the country, state and local governments are banning smoking on private property, including bars, restaurants, and office buildings. This is just the latest step in the government’s war on smoking—a coercive campaign that includes massive taxes on cigarettes, advertising bans, and endless multi-billion dollar lawsuits against tobacco companies. This war is infecting America with […]

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The FDA: Corporate Stooge or Coercive Stodge?

In 1906, Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle, the Food and Drug Act was passed, and the FDA was born. Founded on the premise that consumers can’t distinguish between a bottle of cough medicine and poison–or between a scientific drug study and an advertisement for a miracle cure–the Food and Drug Administration was meant to protect […]

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