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Private Enterprise Is Securing Freedom for Women in Kenya Featured Human Rights 

Private Enterprise Is Securing Freedom for Women in Kenya

Kenya (FEE) – A community of women in Kenya are striking out on their own and using free-market tools to build a better life for themselves. In Africa, women have long been hindered by a lack of social and financial independence, especially in poorer regions. Local cultures have imposed dependency on men, often forcing poor families to live off of a single income. Women’s financial and professional prospects are often bleak. The patriarchal system that exists in most areas of the African continent casts women as subject to domestic abuse and maltreatment. Additionally, many customs and traditions held sacred in Read More

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Without Government, Who Will Keep Us Safe From Teenage Entrepreneurs? Human Rights Politics 

Without Government, Who Will Keep Us Safe From Teenage Entrepreneurs?

World (FEE) – Tourists taking a stroll around the national monuments this past weekend might have wondered what horrible crime was committed by a group of black teenagers sitting handcuffed and detained on the sidewalk. But while imaginations may run wild, the truth of the matter is extremely tame; the only offense these teens were guilty of was selling bottled water without first asking the government for permission. If this seems like an overreaction on the part of law enforcement, that is because it absolutely is. However, this over-enforcement has become all too common when it comes to youthful Read More

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Cannabis Capitalism: A Moral & Economic Victory Featured Health Politics 

Cannabis Capitalism: A Moral & Economic Victory

World (FEE) – Last Thursday, a new bill was introduced that would effectively end the federal prohibition on medical cannabis. While I was certainly happy to see this bipartisan effort created, I was also reminded of how frustrating it is that such a bill needs to be introduced in the first place. Why do we have to ask permission to treat our own illnesses as we see fit? Why do we have to ask permission to treat our own illnesses as we see fit? It’s absurd, and it’s a direct violation of personal sovereignty. But that doesn’t seem to Read More

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Fidget Spinning Explained, Defended, and Celebrated Culture 

Fidget Spinning Explained, Defended, and Celebrated

(FEE) – A parent was discussing her child’s obsession with home-made edible slime, feeling some relief that this trend had displaced the annoying bottle-flipping craze of early 2016. Unbeknownst to her, slime is about to be displaced in turn by the newest fashion: fidget spinning. What makes this one unique is that it has the wide demographic appeal of the model of all temporary fandoms: the brilliant pet rock itself. It is as likely to be seen in middle-school lunchrooms, if they haven’t already been banned, as on trading floors of Wall Street. As with the other viral fads, Read More

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An Ode to Onion Rings Food 

An Ode to Onion Rings

(FEE) – I’s wonderful that modern society is prosperous enough that we can spend our hard-earned discretionary income on luxuries unimaginable to humans from centuries past. These luxuries include cars and computers, but also feature the simple and ubiquitous features of modern life. Take the onion ring. Made of two basic components, the onion and the breading, subsequently deep fried in fat or oil, the onion ring is almost entirely devoid of substantive nutritional value. It is an amazing luxury that modern man is so wealthy, and so well-fed, that he can eat fried, breaded onions solely for pleasure. Read More

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