Political Theory

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Justice and "Social Justice" Are Two Very Different Things

Taxes and SpendingPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog9 hours ago
There's no way to square the coercive positive rights of “social justice” with the concept of “liberty and justice for all.”

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Why Government Spending Matters More than the Size of the Deficit

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog20 hours ago
The only meaningful contribution the government can make to people’s living standards is by focusing on a reduction in government spending.

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Four Agencies to Abolish along with the Dept. of Education

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
Cabinet-level departments enjoy more political prestige than other agencies. Getting rid of them is first step in cutting back federal spending.

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Which is Worse — A Trade Surplus or a Trade Deficit?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and BanksPolitical Theory

Blog02/22/2017
Unlike commodity money, fiat currencies allow persistent trade imbalances which cause grave discrepancies in income, consumption, and investment.

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Break Up the USA

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Everyone takes for granted that it’s normal for a country of 320 million to be dictated to by a single central authority. It's time to call it quits.

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Abolish the One-Man Presidency

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/20/2017
Alexander Hamilton wanted a strong single executive who could maximize "secrecy" and "dispatch." Unfortunately, he got what he wanted.

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Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2017
Eliminating government regulations is as critical as tax relief in turning the US economy around.

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Nietzsche and the State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2017
Nietzsche thought that the state would probably be replaced by private protection agencies.

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Democracy, the God That's Failing

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
Jefferson and Hoppe were right about democracy, but it took Trump and Brexit to show the world how quickly elites abandon it when they don’t prevail.

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The Great Gatsby and the Fed

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
The “constant flicker” of American life described by Fitzgerald in his novel is no less than the artificial boom driven by the Fed during the 1920s.

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