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How Human Are Monkeys?

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 14:00
Sunday night's National Geographic documentary shows warfare, lying.

Steve Forbes: Why the Left is Wrong about the Morality of Capitalism

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 08:00

"Markets are always portrayed as cold," says former presidential candidate and Forbes Media Chairman Steve Forbes. "Free markets are quite the opposite. They bring about cooperation, they break down barriers, they succeed by meeting the needs and wants of others. You may not love your neighbor but you want to sell to your neighbor."

Forbes sat down with Reason TV Editor-in-Chief Nick Gillespie while at FreedomFest 2015 to discuss the presidential field and the candidates' proposed tax plans.

Full interview to follow later today.

About 38 seconds.

Edited by Paul Detrick. Cameras by Meredith Bragg and Zach Weissmuller.

Watch the video above and scroll down for downloadable versions. Subscribe to Reason TV's YouTube Channel to get automatic updates when new stories go live.

Do Prosecutors Have an Unfair Advantage in Our Criminal Justice System?

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:05
Reagan-appointed judge questions fairness of criminal-justice system

Movie Review: Southpaw

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:01
Jake Gyllenhaal gets in the ring for a fierce but flawed boxing film.

'Sexist' Scientist Tim Hunt: The Real Story

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 14:00
The "Tim Hunt, misogynist scientist” narrative has been falling apart piece by piece over the past month.

You Have a Right to Buy and Sell Sex. Will the Courts Protect It By Legalizing Prostitution?

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:30

"Our hope in the lawsuit is to have the anti-prostitution law overturned as unconstitutional and invalidated in the state of California," says Maxine Doogan, a working prostitute and president of the Erotic Service Provider Legal, Education, and Research Project (ESPLER), a group that has filed a lawsuit against California's attorney general and several mayors. "We don't have equal protection under the law."

Reason TV's video breaks down the legal arguments underlying ESPLER's lawsuit with the help of legal expert and former California Supervising Deputy Attorney General Jerald L. Mosley. The case leans heavily on the precedent set by Lawrence v. Texas to argue that sexual privacy warrants protection under the 14th Amendment and also makes First Amendment arguments regarding freedom of association and, more specifically, "freedom to date."

The video also features a man who goes by the name "Bacchus," who suffers from a disability that makes having a normal sexual relationship challenging, as well as libertarian activist and sex worker Starchild.

ESPLER is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to cover legal fees associated with the lawsuit.

Approximately 10 minutes. Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Camera by Alexis Garcia.

International Attempts to Raise Corporate Taxes Hurt Everybody

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:01
Corporations provide an easy political target for tax-hungry politicians, but the burden of corporate taxes falls on ordinary citizens.

Martin O'Malley: Unknown but Not Implausible

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:01
He may not be polling well, but the Democratic candidate made a good impression in Iowa.

No, American Taxpayers Shouldn't 'Compensate' Israel for the Iran Deal

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:00
The Obama administration, of course, is amenable.

Selling the Nuclear Deal in Tehran

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:00
"Iran's goals have been achieved," says Iran's president