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  • Land of the Free – An Update

    Land of the Free – An Update9

    Last year, I described a zoning kerfuffle that had gotten me into hot water with our local county authorities. I had, in a fit of naïveté, built a small wooden platform, put a canvas yurt on it, and rented it out as a popular “glamping” destination. Thinking that my rights as an American, private-property landowner made

  • The Myth of Rural “Assistance”

    The Myth of Rural “Assistance”1

    As the old country proverb goes, “if it’s happened once, it’s damned-shor’ gonna happen again.” Robert Wright’s forthcoming book, New Deals Exposed: How the Miseries of the Great Depression are Being Repeated Today, makes the convincing case that the sort of good-intentioned lunacy which marked New Deal policy failures is happening all over again, as the world


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