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    Winter 2020 California Golden Fleece® Award

    For preventing housing development, which would alleviate sky-high housing prices and growing homelessness, California politicians, government planners and regulators, and NIMBY activists have been named recipients of the ninth California Golden Fleece® Award.

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    Best Books on the Folly of Socialism

    What everyone should know about the practical and moral failures of the socialist project

    Compiled by Senior Fellow Dr. Williamson M. Evers, this annotated list of recommended readings highlights some of the most insightful critiques of socialism ever written.

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    CATALYST: Young Voices for Liberty

    Catalyst is our website dedicated to issues that millennials care about the most: jobs, housing costs, education, student debt, healthcare, and more. Learn, engage, and connect.

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    NEW BOOK: Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History

    By Randall G. Holcombe

    Starting with its founding in 1776, Americans viewed the role of government as the protector of their individual rights. Over time, the the idea that the role of government is to carry out majority rule has displaced the ethics of liberty.

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    LOVE GOV: Watch Seasons 1 and 2

    Independent’s satirical 2-season 10-part video series personifies the folly, cost, and intrusiveness of government, demonstrating the federal government’s ever-expanding reach into our lives.

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