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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...

The new year is supposed to bring hope, but too often it feels grim. We resolve to be virtuous—to lose weight, to exercise, to unplug from social media—but we recall past failures and fear another losing struggle. 

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Adherents view life not as a gift and a miracle, but a harm and an imposition. And their notion that having children may be a bad idea seems to be gaining mainstream popularity

In February, a 27-year-old Indian man named Raphael Samuel announced plans for an unusual law...

Three trends to watch: the rise of teen producers, the new fandom, and what AI means for music


Not only does each generation get its own popular music, it also experiences music differently from previous generations. Never has that been truer than now, when computerisa...

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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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