The Political and Economic Mystiques of State Power

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog38 min ago
One of the mysteries of human history is how a handful of rulers succeed in gaining the loyalty and obedience of large numbers of subjects and citizens.

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Doesn't Mexico Have Building Codes?

PovertyPrices

Blog6 hours ago
Politicians can pass building code laws all day long, but those laws won't make it so people can afford higher quality, safer housing.

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There's Nothing Moral about Opposing "Price-Gouging"

The Police StatePricesValue and Exchange

Blog16 hours ago
Opponents of price gouging want to fine and imprison their neighbors for selling their own property at the "wrong" price.

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Elvis's Own Personal Drug War

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/22/2017
Elvis was a devoted fan of Nixon's Drug War — right up to the day he died from a drug overdose.

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The Supreme Court Failed Us On Vietnam

Legal SystemWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/22/2017
The Supreme Court justices knew that there was no way that the president would comply with a court ruling against the war.

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Mark Thornton: Can the Fed Unwind?

The Fed

09/22/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Mark Thornton unwind the Fed's narrative.

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There's a Bubble in New York City Taxi Medallions

Protectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/22/2017
Like condos in Vegas a decade ago, taxi medallions in NYC once looked like a rock-solid investment.

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