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More Milk. Fewer Cows. What’s The Problem?

Environmental activists have been congratulating themselves left and right over the news of Monsanto’s decision to sell off its production-boosting synthetic dairy hormone (recombinant bovine somatotropin, or rBST).
Posted August 22, 2008 at 12:00 am

Memo to Financial ‘Reformers’: You’re Not Helping

As anyone who has filled a gas tank or made a grocery run lately can tell you, a dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to. And it doesn’t…
Posted July 17, 2008 at 12:00 am

“Responsible Lending” Scam Exposed

It’s not surprising to find an ulterior motive lurking behind many of today’s for-your-own-good campaigns. America’s obesity “epidemic” is making billions for the diet industry. Organic-food activism is…
Posted July 9, 2008 at 12:00 am

Time for Activists to Clear the Dairy Air

It’s no secret that technology ranks pretty high on environmental activists’ “no-no” list. All that human progress, quality of life improvements, scientific breakthroughs, and (gasp!) greater efficiency just isn’t “natural.”…
Posted July 1, 2008 at 12:00 am

Killing free enterprise, drip by drip

"Payday" lenders have been getting a bad rap lately, and most of their critics seem to be arguing that short-term loans generate excessive profits at the expense of low-…
Posted June 20, 2008 at 12:00 am

Payday Loan Myth Debunked By Economists, Common Sense

If a complete stranger walked up to you on the street, asked you for a $100 loan, promised they’d pay it back in two weeks and gave you $1.50 for…
Posted May 30, 2008 at 12:00 am

Paternalism Prevails In Ohio

Ohio lawmakers sent a resounding message to their constituents on Wednesday: Consumers capable of opening a checking account can’t act like adults when it comes to managing a three-figure loan.
Posted May 16, 2008 at 12:00 am

Patronizing Activists Hit Food, Fuel, Funds

With soaring gas prices and food shortages approaching “global crisis” level, more and more Americans are tightening their belts. While anti-fat fanatics fight to ban “unhealthy” foods (or…
Posted April 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

Never Miss A Headline

Many of you have been asking, "How can I keep tabs on the food police and animal rights wackos while simultaneously checking the weather forecast and my g-mail?" We’ve…
Posted April 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

Get Your Consumer Freedom News Fix More Often

Okay. We admit it. Readers of our free "Daily Headlines" e-mail service aren’t getting the whole story. There’s so much news in the world of nutrition zealots,…
Posted April 19, 2007 at 12:00 am