Archive for January 3rd, 2013

The Salmon Trap: An Analogy for People’s Entrapment by the State »

A salmon trap (also known as a pound net) is a setup for catching salmon as they return to their spawning places in the gravel beds of shallow inland streams. Such traps were used in Washington and Oregon until they were outlawed—by Oregon in 1926 and by Washington in 1934—and in Alaska until they...
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Greatest Hits of 2012 »

Which articles on the Independent Institute’s websites and blogs received the most views last year? We thought you might be wondering! To satisfy your curiosity, we’ve put together two lists—each one shedding light on what most attracts the attention of our Internet audience. The first list of “articles” includes blog posts from The Beacon...
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Escape to ... Russia?? »

Remember, the “good old days” of the Cold War when the Berlin Wall stood as a monument to communist oppression? I vividly remember pictures of East Germans vaulting over the barbed wire as it was first constructed. An escape from oppression to freedom. Just a look across the Wall to the eastern side showed dilapidation and poverty. Such it was...
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