By Jonathan Bean | Sunday March 13, 2016 at 10:39 AM PDT | 0 Comments
Back in 2006, Congress passed a “green” law to save energy by replacing the warm light of the incandescent bulb with alternative bulbs (not so friendly to the eyes or the pocketbook). Did Americans truly “consent” to the elimination of this light bulb? Almost no one knew their lawmakers passed this law. Moreover, the expensive, ugly-lit light bulbs regulators wanted Americans to buy were on sale for years. The problem was consumers – day after day, purchase after purchase – refused to consent to pay many times over for inferior light. Isn’t that a form of “consent” more responsive to the issue at hand than the passage of a law no one knew about?
Tags: consent, Economics, Foundation for Economic Education, Free Market, Law, Light bulb, Nanny State, Personal Liberty, Regulation, Remy
By Sam Staley | Thursday May 21, 2015 at 4:36 PM PDT | Comments Off on “Rape Culture” and the Implications for Liberty on College Campuses
College campuses are placing a stronger emphasis on reducing sexual assault. Unfortunately, universities and colleges often adopt heavy-handed policies to punish alleged offenders based on abstractions or simplistic understandings of college student attitudes and behavior. One of the more problematic overgeneralizations is the concept of the “rape culture”, and the pervasive use of the...
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Tags: attitudes toward sex, campus sexual assault, christina hoff sommers, Civil Society, college, college campus, college sexual assault, consent, Crime, Culture, Education, emily yoffe, florida state university, Freedom, jameis winston, libertarianism, Liberty, Millennials, Morality, rape, rape culture, sex, sexual assault