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    UPCOMING EVENT: Fixing Science: Practical Solutions for the Irreproducibility Crisis

    Oakland, CA | February 7-8

    Something has gone terribly wrong in today’s scientific community. Many headline scientific findings in recent years have turned out to be false and impossible to reproduce.

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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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    NEW BOOK: In All Fairness: Equality, Liberty, and the Quest for Human Dignity

    Concern about inequality has led to proposals to remake American society according to ill-conceived and coercive “egalitarian” values that are fundamentally unfair. This unique book reveals the modern romance with equality as a destructive flirtation.

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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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    NEW WEBSITE: Catalyst

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

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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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