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3D Printed Guns, Explained
On November 12th 2019, a federal judge has struck down against an attempt to release downloadable gun files in the United States. It was declared that allowing access to this information violates the Administrative Procedure Act and the Constitution. It has been echoed that such free access to untraceable blueprints could threaten world peace and…
Section 230, Explained
As a user of the internet, you most likely use one or more internet platforms to read the news, share status updates, or connect with your friends and acquaintances. But what made it possible in the first place? A small part of the Communications Decency Act, called Section 230, is a short clause that enables…
Why is Banning an App a Bad Idea?
In 2020, former President Trump expressed his wish to ban the app “Tiktok,” arguing that it constituted a violation of the privacy of millions of Americans. We talked to Will Duffield, from the CATO Institute, and James Carafano, from the Heritage Institute, to understand the multiple points of view on this issue. Was Tiktok providing…
The Lingering Effects Of The Prohibition Era
The Prohibition Era is a dark time in US history: bootleggers, corrupt politicians, mafia organizations... It is gone, but alcohol laws are still reminiscence of that time. We realized this only after the pandemic. In this video, we talked to Jacob Rich, policy analyst of the Reason Foundation/Magazine, discussed the history of alcohol policies in…