Political Theory

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George Bush's Wars Set the Stage for 25 Years of Endless War

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog12/05/2018

The late George H. W. Bush was instrumental in creating our world of endless war against foreign states that are no threat to the United States.

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Ten Reasons Why Governments Fail

Calculation and KnowledgePolitical Theory

Blog11/22/2018

Politicians and bureaucrats often fail to deliver what's promised because the very nature of government makes it impossible for them to succeed.

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Hayek's Case for Decentralized Communities

Decentralization and SecessionPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11/18/2018

Hayek’s theory of knowledge cautions against grand designs based on the alleged expertise of a select class of people. 

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Why Ludwig von Mises Advocated for Liberal Nationalism Following WWI

Decentralization and SecessionWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/13/2018

In Nation, State, and Economy, Ludwig von Mises offered a radical alternative to the prevalent models for solving national conflicts.

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No, Voting Doesn't Mean You "Support the System"

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog11/05/2018

Voting "no" on a tax increase doesn't mean you really consented to it. And Lysander Spooner argued there's not anything wrong with voting "defensively."

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Get Rid of Campaign Finance Laws — Decentralize to Make Campaigns Cheaper

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/01/2018

It costs more to run a campaign in a large jurisdiction than a small one. Making districts and states smaller would reduce the role of money in politics.

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A Growing Libertarian Revolution in Brazil

Global EconomyStrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2018

The ideas of Mises, Rothbard, and Hoppe have sparked an intellectual revolution in Brazil, and the country's left fears it. 

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A Libertarian Critique of Birthright Citizenship

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog10/30/2018

It is important to change our political culture, which treats "democracy," or the "right" to vote, as the supreme political good.

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Yes, PC is Real. Yes, it is Illiberal

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog10/16/2018

 If you believe The Atlantic, rejection of PC culture is hardly limited to the Right.

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Ludwig von Mises: Remembering a Fountainhead of Modern Libertarianism

Political Theory

Blog09/29/2018

To commemorate Mises’s birthday, consider some of his valuable insights into property rights, freedom, civilization and government.

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