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Nobody has stronger opinions about Joe Rogan than people who have never listened to Joe Rogan

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Surgeon general: silence Joe Rogan!

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The surgeon general wants to censor Joe Rogan

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Biden administration quietly burdened Americans with $201 billion in hidden taxes last year

FEE’s Brad Polumbo writes, “President Biden campaigned on moderation and a ‘return to normal.’ Yet, on the regulatory front, the Biden administration has been far more aggressive than previous administrations—both Republican and Democratic. At least, that’s the finding of a new report from the center-right American Action Forum (AAF).

Analysts Dan Goldbeck and Dan Bosch reviewed President Biden’s first year in charge. They found that through regulatory actions and executive orders, this administration imposed more than $201 billion in regulatory costs—and 131 million hours of new annual paperwork on Americans.

That’s nearly 40 times more costs imposed than during President Trump’s first year. Yet in perhaps a more apt comparison of presidents from the same party, the report finds that Biden’s regulatory expenses are even three times greater than those incurred during Obama’s first year.”

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You should be against going to war with Russia

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Where have all the capitalists gone?

FEE’s Richard Morrison writes, “A capitalist economy creates the opportunity to build wealth for everyone who cares to participate in it, employees and CEOs alike. Capitalist countries might have higher degrees of income and wealth inequality, but they also tend to have much higher degrees of income and wealth overall.

Moreover, the presumption that everyone should be equal in career and financial achievements denies not only the diversity of human society – that we have different abilities and strengths – but also the diversity of our goals and desires. Even if we were all equally talented and intelligent, we would want different things and pursue vocations of differing value to others. Only a tyrannical micromanaging of everyone’s life could make us financially and demographically the same.”

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The tide is turning on the COVID narrative, even for the left

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Enough of the aggressive foreign policy virtue signaling on Ukraine

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Rand Paul is right about the left's COVID narratives

Kenny Cody writes at NewsMax, “We've even recently been witness to Fauci, the current director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, become appreciably flustered when Rand Paul questioned his authority, if not his integrity.

Paul, a physician himself, grilled the virologist (Fauci) on multiple occasions, accusing him and the National Institutes of Health of providing funding for gain-of-function research to communist China, lying to the American public about masking, and labeling fellow health experts as ‘fringe’ if they questioned the government-approved narratives on COVID-19.

This begs a question: Why is Fauci propped up as a virtual deity and all-knowing power when it comes to our current pandemic?

If science is ever-changing, why are those questioning its current status condemned as though they've blasphemed?”

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President Biden is not PRIMED to fight high prices he doesn't understand

Norm Singleton writes at Real Clear Markets, “As rising prices and diminishing supplies have replaced COVID as the American people’s number one concern, President Biden has unsurprisingly announced several initiatives aimed at lowering prices and restocking the shelves. Unfortunately, Biden’s proposals will increase prices and decrease supply of goods and services.

For example, Biden has announced plans to spend $1 billion in an attempt to increase competition in the meat processing industry. According to the President, the reason meat prices are high and supplies are low is because of greedy big business.  Not because, wait for it, the government shut down the economy for a year.

Where he is right is that four companies control 85% of the packaged beef market; 70% of the pork market; and 54% of the poultry market. This is definitely enough consolidation to draw attention. However, if one takes the modern approach of applying the consumer welfare standard to one or a few companies allegedly controlling a market, one sees no need for government intervention.

Better yet, Biden’s case for antitrust style intervention gets even worse as you keep looking...

The market effects of higher barriers to entry into a given market – is a more concentrated market. This is what Biden should focus on – handling the poor public policy instead of throwing money at the issue and ignoring the underlying problems.

Thankfully, in the case of meatpacking Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie and Maine Senator Angus King have introduced the PRIME Act (HR 3835/S. 2001), which allows custom slaughterhouses to sell their products directly to consumers in the same state. This legislation increases competition, consumer choice, and in the process provides a market solution."

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