Category: The Beacon
George Floyd and the Future of Police Misconduct

The death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer with a history of excessive force complaints has spurred protests, demonstrations, and riots across the nation. Peaceful protests are more than justified. However, the lawless riots are not; they are enacting the very injustices they claim to contest and on a colossal…
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California’s Regulations Against Affordable Housing

California has more homeless people than any other state, with large homeless tent camps occupying the sidewalks of many of its streets. California also has the second most expensive housing of all states, lagging only behind Hawaii. Writing at the Washington Examiner, Timothy P. Carney wonders to what extent the state government’s regulatory environment…
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Adrift Testifies to the Strength of the Human Spirit

The intensity ratchets up somewhat late in the survival movie Adrift, a largely true account of 24-year-old Tami Oldham’s 41 harrowing days stranded at sea. The magnitude of Oldham’s (now Tami Oldham Ashcraft’s) accomplishment is a testimony to the strength of the human spirit when facing seemingly impossible odds. This story is told well…
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Trump’s Tax Returns

You may be aware of the attempts by Democrats in the House of Representatives to obtain President Trump’s tax returns, which they claim here is to see if the returns were properly audited and enforced by the IRS. I am confident (though I haven’t seen them) that the president’s tax returns run hundreds if…
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Tim Draper: Venture Capitalist, Venture Philanthropist, and Poet

We’ve long been admirers of Tim Draper—in fact, we think so highly of him we presented him with the Alexis de Tocqueville Award at our Gala for the Future of Liberty two years ago. Tim is a champion of improved educational choices for children, is always searching for ways to use new technologies to…
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What Bitcoin Taught the Public and Economists

Bitcoin demonstrates that private currency is possible.

Exploiting Elections to Expand Government Power

CA’s ballot initiative legacy.

The Rise of Zombie Governments

State gov.s omit pension obligations to hide insolvency.

Political Tribalism

Easing tribalism giving way to political division.

Proposition 209 Postscript: How the Unqualified Thrive in Government

CA Prop 209 did not end affirmative action.

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