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Here comes the NCAA anyway

On Monday it was announced that the NCAA basketball tournament (March Madness) would be returning to Boise in 2018. As a sports freak, I am overjoyed. As someone who works in the public policy arena, [...]

Net neutrality is socialist, anti-capitalist

I’ve been lucky enough to more or less grow up during with technology in front of me. I’ve had access to some form of the Internet for a long time, and it’s no shock to [...]

Ebola reaction seems like a solution in search of a problem

Welcome to Ebola 2014, where as Frank Sinatra once observed, “Fear is the enemy of logic.” Now that you’ve had to a chance to watch Maine, New Jersey and New York quarantine people against their [...]

Sharing economy is free enterprise at its finest

The “sharing economy” is pretty much as simple as it sounds. People voluntarily providing services for other people, usually through websites or apps on smartphones. With this sharing economy comes a litany of “problems,” according [...]

An economy cannot survive selling t-shirts to each other

Such is the sorry state of resource use in Idaho that the board of commissioners for Idaho County (Grangeville) has hired a consultant to work with the commissioners in meeting with the Forest Service about [...]

Boise School District master contract subject of tort claim

        NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2014 Information Contact: Geoffrey Talmon (208) 258-2280 ext. 213   On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s Center for Defense of Liberty (CDoL), on behalf [...]