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Five Lessons Learned from the Scottish Referendum

In spite of its failure in the short term, the Scottish campaign exposed elite dread of decentralization while establishing a precedent that regions can decide for themselves to secede even without a nation-wide vote. The campaign also illustrates anew ongoing trends in the decline of the nation-state.


A Scottish Libertarian Deconstructs the Vote

Jeff Deist and David Farrer deconstruct Thursday’s referendum vote from a libertarian perspective.


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Ryan McMaken: Five Lessons Learned from the Scottish Referendum
Mises Daily weekend by Ryan McMaken In spite of its failure in the short term, the Scottish campaign exposed elite dread of decentralization while establishing a precedent that regions can decide for themselves to secede even without a nation-wide ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Audio: A Scottish Libertarian Deconstructs the Vote
Jeff Deist and David Farrer deconstruct Thursday’s referendum vote from a libertarian perspective. Audio file, 13 minutes. David is a Chartered Secretary and has a BA (Hons) in Modern History and Economics. After living in London for many years ... More »

Ryan McMaken: Bylund on Coasean Transaction Costs
Per Bylund recently published “Signifying Williamson’s Contribution to the Transaction Cost Approach: An Agent-Based Simulation of Coasean Transaction Costs and Specialization” in the Journal of Management Studies. Bylund writes: It is a ... More »

Mises Updates: An International View of Drug Prohibition: An Interview with Mark Thornton
Mises Daily Friday by Mark Thornton: In this interview, Mark Thornton discusses his debate on the drug war at Oxford University and provides a view on how drug prohibition is viewed internationally. ... More »

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Toward a Libertarian Society

Walter Block has for decades been one of the most effective and indefatigable defenders of libertarianism. One feature in his writing stands out, from his classic Defending the Undefendable to the pre... More »

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