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Why Are Car Dealerships Still a Thing?
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Why Are Car Dealerships Still a Thing?

There are few retail experiences worse than buying a car. Before setting foot in a dealership, I spend weeks researching makes and models, printing out price sheets and psyching myself up like I’m headed into an MMA bout.“What if he tries to sell me the extended warranty? I’ll say no! Rustproof undercoating? No way! That lease looks like a pretty good opti… NO!”Despite constant promises of zero haggling and low-pressure sales, I always leave a dealership with a pronounced limp and wondering where my watch went.

08/09/2013
The Chevrolet Volt: The Only 30 Percent-Off Car in America that is Still a Bad Deal
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The Chevrolet Volt: The Only 30 Percent-Off Car in America that is Still a Bad Deal

08/06/2013
Top Ten Reasons to Reform Digital Privacy Rights
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Top Ten Reasons to Reform Digital Privacy Rights

Top Ten Reasons to Reform Digital Privacy Rights By Scott Alford

08/05/2013
The Myth of Angelic Bureaucrats: Human Action without Romance
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The Myth of Angelic Bureaucrats: Human Action without Romance

Another day, another scandal. Since President Obama has taken office, government bureaucracies have taken part in systematic campaigns to silence liberty minded groups. While these partisan shenanigans are outrageous, Noble Prize winner James Buchanan explains they are to be expected.  Dr. Buchanan developed a field of economics built around the idea that bureaucrats are merely human (surprise!). In other words, bureaucrats respond to incentives.

07/30/2013
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Big Gulps
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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Big Gulps

Earlier today, the First Department of New York State's Appellate Division upheld a ruling that struck down Mayor Bloomberg's controversial portion cap rule or "soda ban." The ban would've prohibited movie theatres and other restaurants and eating establishments from serving specific sugary beverages in quantities larger than 16 ounces.

07/30/2013
Capitol Hill Update, 29 July, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 29 July, 2013

Capitol Hill Update, 7-29-2013House& Senate/Schedule: Both chambers are in session this week, after which both will leave town for five weeks for the annual August recess. The session will resume on September 9th.

07/29/2013
Key Vote YES on the REINS Act, H.R. 367
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Key Vote YES on the REINS Act, H.R. 367

As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and urge him or her to vote YES on the “Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act”, H.R. 367.  Introduced by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) and co-sponsored by 164 of his colleagues, this bill simply requires that executive agency regulations that will have a major economic impact be subject to a vote in Congress.  

07/29/2013
Starve the Bureaucratic Beast: Support A Pure Leahy-Lee Amendment
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Starve the Bureaucratic Beast: Support A Pure Leahy-Lee Amendment

The last time legislators updated the Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) was when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was a toddler. With new technological innovation and new privacy concerns, Congress must cooperate to bring the laws into the 21st Century. Reforming the ECPA is necessary to guarantee our Constitutional protection against warrantless digital searches and seizures. The answer is the Leahy Lee-Amendment.

07/29/2013
Taking the Pulse of Congress on the RFS
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Taking the Pulse of Congress on the RFS

While most of the headlines emanating from Washington, D.C., may be focused on new high profile scandals or political fights, it is critical not to lose track of important, yet decidedly less flashy, old business being tended to on Capitol Hill. Case in point is the current debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

07/24/2013
Detroit Bankruptcy: Just What the Doctor Ordered
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Detroit Bankruptcy: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Detroit is bankrupt. A combination of intense union cronyism, massive red tape and vile political tactics (The Curly Effect) drove the metropolitan area into the ground.

07/24/2013

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