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California, where the five-finger discount is encouraged by law.

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California Gives Shoplifters Another Free Pass - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics
The problem has reached nearly crisis levels in the state. Shoplifters aren’t just individual thieves but organized networks of criminals.


Slower ageing, but slower economic growth: the Intergenerational Report in 7 charts
The Australian government has just released the latest iteration of its Intergenerational Report, the sixth since the first was published in 2002. Each provides a snapshot of the sort of Australia in which…
Ben Roberts-Smith appeal to be heard in February with a repeat of elaborate security of defamation trial
Preliminary hearing has been told of extraordinary security procedures required for the appeal which has been set down for 10 days
Intergenerational Report Makes Clear Urgent Reform Needed To Get Australians Into Work
“With Australians aged over 65 set to double in 40 years, today’s Intergenerational Report highlights the need to remove unfair tax and red tape barriers stopping Australian pensioners, veterans, and students who want to work,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs.


The EU is heading for a bruising showdown with eastern Europe | The Spectator Australia
Eurocrats don’t naturally do compromise, but Brussels may have to learn to compromise quite fast if it is to have any hope of avoiding a bruising showdown with eastern Europe. As often happens the…
Wagner Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin Dead
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of Wagner PMC, is dead after his plane went down over a region of western Russia.
German government introduces bill to fast-track legal gender changes
The German government has introduced a bill allowing people to change their legal gender through a simple declaration procedure once a year

Business, Finance & Investment

US Corporate Bankruptcies Are On The Rise
Overstretched balance sheets coupled with 11 interest rate hikes since last year have added to mounting challenges for companies across many sectors…
The Ramaswamy plan for a commodity-backed dollar - Marginal REVOLUTION
I am not convinced by it, here is one excerpt from my latest Bloomberg column: Ramaswamy has called for the US Federal Reserve to stabilize the dollar in relation to the price of commodities, rather than to the consumer price index. That formula is unlikely to bring monetary stability (or tame busin…


The Dangers of Self Censorship During the Covid Pandemic ⋆ Brownstone Institute
Any expert or publication that raised a challenge would be investigated by fact-checkers and labeled as misinformation and censored.
Will New EPA Regulations Starve Millions Of People?
Two distinguished climate scientists have filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a 45-page comment on the proposed regulation the EPA announced on May 11, 2023, setting emission standards that would require nearly all of coal- and gas-p…
Listen, BDSM is not for four-year-olds
Why are the woke so obsessed with teaching kids about queer sex?

Crypto & Blockchain

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Shopify to accept USDC payments with Solana: Report
Shopify has added Solana Pay to its pool of payment solutions, allowing merchants to use the platform to accept USDC transactions.
SEC v. Ripple: Insights from Judges and Call for Higher Court Judgment
Marisa Tashman Coppel shares insights on SEC vs. Ripple, recent rulings, and the need for higher court intervention on XRP’s status.


Addressing Drinking, Hazing, and LGBTQ Culture in Women’s Sports
FIERCE Athlete serves as a resource to female athletes at all levels, providing them resources to navigate the challenges of women’s sports.

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