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One regular season MVP award, two Olympic gold medals, three consecutive championships, four All-Star MVP awards, five championships in total. In the last couple of days we’ve seen these numbers in the papers, heard them on the news bulletins. And others too, 18 consec...

New federal regulations finalized Nov. 15 require hospitals to make public all the prices they negotiate with insurers and health plans, starting in 2021. The aim is to untangle the hospital marketplace with a wave of consumer-friendly information that will promote com...

Forget the sports car and new trophy spouse. For Generation X, it’s yoga, meditation retreats and keto diets.

Tom Finn, a 57-year-old baby boomer, celebrated his 50th birthday with a raucous trip to Las Vegas: He and his friends went ziplining, nightclubbing and played...

You don’t want to see it. You’re wrong.

I really, really didn't want to see Marriage Story, despite the rapturous reviews and the fact that it's the work of Noah Baumbach, one of the most interesting writer-directors in America. It turns out I'm not alone. People in hap...

January 10, 2020

The decision by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle to "step back" from royal duties makes it the ideal time for British people to decide what role the royal family should play in society, a contender to lead the country's opposition Labour Party has said.

Clive Lew...

January 6, 2020

‘Come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god, and f**k off.’

Comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for the 5th – and possibly last – time last night. He used his slot to take aim at the wokeness that has made Hollywood more insufferable th...

Donald Trump said he was not seeking a war with Iran, or "regime change," after assassinating the country's top general in an audacious drone strike.

The US president said he had acted to prevent a plot against America by General Qassim Soleimani, who he called a "sick...

January 5, 2020

Linking NSW's bushfires to climate change is 'nonsense', a leading expert says.

Linking the bushfire disaster in NSW to climate change is "an absolute nonsense" and reducing fuel loads in the Australian bush is urgently needed, a leading scientist says.

Retired Monash Un...

We are overdue today for another wave of creative thinking about everything—politics, the culture, education and morality. But this time, hold the roaring.

If time travel were real, nearly half the U.S. population—and all the Democrats—would ship Donald Trump back to th...

December 31, 2019

The New Year is starting tomorrow and the 2020 Presidential Election is already in full swing. It seems the only thing the candidates can ever seem to agree on is that we’re all screwed! 

For the next year, our newsfeeds, break rooms and bars will be a-buzz with ev...

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Pia Rayner is a businesswoman and social commentator. She ran for Congress in Philadelphia in 2010 and has written for Mises, Glenn Beck's Fusion Magazine and The Libertarian Republic. She currently resides in the United Kingdom with her husband and son. She runs her business, Just A Splash, and sings in a folk rock band. Her goal with the Laissez Faire Lounge is to create a place where the events and issues of the day are presented with a rational and balanced voice which counters the hype and polarization that pervades modern media. 

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