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Summer’s Coming: Erdogan Issues Emergency Hair Removal Decree

Summer’s Coming: Erdogan Issues Emergency Hair Removal Decree

Since last summer’s coup attempt, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been freed by his...

Memory Lane Monday: Duterte and Daash

Memory Lane Monday: Duterte and Daash

PD hates to kick your off your week with anything dark, pessimistic or chilling, but we do it...

Genius Idea: Air India’s Customer Service

Genius Idea: Air India’s Customer Service

At a time when airline customer service seems to be an archaic concept, Air India, ever the...

Too Many Holidays

Too Many Holidays

Today’s 4/20, and after Easter on Monday, Earth Day over the weekend and Witch Burning Day the...

Adidas and Pepsi Competing to Be New Coke

Adidas and Pepsi Competing to Be New Coke

So far 2017 seems to be the year where top and semi-top tier companies vie to win the PR label of...

July’s Book: Popular Economics

Greece's midnight deadline passed last night for repaying $1.8 billion to the IMF, leaving many to start discussing a Greek Exit from the EU. At over $15, it’s a little pricey, but overall worth it, even in the Kindle version. With the country of Greece now accepting the role of bankruptcy pioneer, July looks like a great month to brush up on economics.

Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics by John Tamny lays out some basic economic truths that often get overlooked by the IMF.

June’s Book: Up From Slavery

Exactly.Up From Slavery.Well, with Al Sharpton gainfully employed and deployed to the streets of inner city America in order to kick off a long, hot summer of race riots, we felt that the PD Book Club needed an uplifting choice this month.

Hell, when the media and DOJ forces a narrative of race inequality down the public’s throats, it’s definitely the season to seek out a little perspective.

May’s Book: Dear Leader

This feels like the scene from Winnie the Pooh, where he’s stuck in Rabbit’s hole.You won’t be able to put this one down…and not because of some tyrannical government mandate.Last month, we looked at how people survived the Khmer Rouge, a genocidal force that felt all too close as it happened in the 1970’s.

Well, this time we’re reading about a tyrannical force that is even closer to us---as it’s actually happening right now.

Yes, depressing as ever, our PD Book Club pick is Dear Leader: North Korea's Senior Propagandist Exposes Shocking Truths Behind the Regime.

April’s Book: First They Killed My Father

Why wouldn't they again?Great title, but her father didn't die first.Starting on that April day in 1975, when the communist Khmer Rouge came to Phnom Penh, in First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, Loung Ung recounts her journey as a young child through the Killing Fields of Cambodia and finally onward to the United States.

March’s Book: The Law

Bastiat.A great libertarian starting point.Even though Frederic Bastiat published The Law (the original French title being, La Loi) in 1850, a mere few months before he succumb to tuberculosis, the book still reads as if it were written today.

Just Sayin’: Banning Any Book is Fascist

Don’t fear the pages, fear the tyranny.Though Germany banned any reprints in German, they were unable to stop other language versions throughout the rest of the world.Here at PD, we’re not believers in bans. As an organization we are all about more speech, more information, more opinion---not less.

So while some are now up in arms about the news that in late 2015 Germany is lifting the print ban on Mein Kampf (a book that during the 1930’s was once a staple wedding gift), we think that the ban should have never been done in the first place.

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