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Politicians Have Destroyed Markets and Ignored Human Rights with Alarming Enthusiasm

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog05/02/2020

Politicians and media have combined with an obedient and frightened electorate to abolish civil liberties and destroy the markets that are so key to fighting poverty.

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Exactly How Many Deaths Are Needed to Justify Giving Governments Control of Everything?

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog04/20/2020

What is the number of deaths due to disease which justifies the total abandonment of the rule of law and basic human freedoms? Sixty thousand? One hundred thousand? Three hundred thousand? Supporters of the current police state ought to pin down a number for us at which all rights are forfeit....

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Beyond the NAP: Rothbard's Full Case for Liberty

StrategyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog04/08/2020

The nonaggression principle—"anything peaceful"—comes as close to a value-free analysis in a political, ethical, economic, and legal theory as conceivably possible. It was insufficient for Rothbard, because he rightly found it insufficient for liberty.

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Politicians Have Used This Crisis to Remind Us They're Mostly Wannabe Dictators

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog03/26/2020

From small villages to Capitol Hill, politicians are using every opportunity to void the Bill of Rights and abolish all limits on their power.

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Why Don't Pro-Tax Millionaires Just Pay More Tax Voluntarily?

Political TheoryPraxeology

Blog02/28/2020

Many rich people publicly support measures to "raise taxes on the rich." This is because the cost of voting to give away $1 million is far lower than the cost of actually giving it away.

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Your Rational Self vs. Your Irrational Self

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2020

How can paternalists say that when they make it more difficult for you to smoke they aren’t interfering with your freedom? They've come up with a bizarre rationale.

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Why Democracy Doesn't Give Us What We Want

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2020

Uncritically holding democracy out as an ideal overlooks the question of whether market democracy or political democracy better serves citizens.

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Socialism and the Green New Deal: Choose One

The EnvironmentPolitical Theory

Blog12/09/2019

Central planners cannot calculate the costs and benefits of environmental policy.

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Austrian Economics Looks East

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog11/20/2019

It is up to us to reconsider Misesian liberal nationalism for the twenty-first century and create a vision for the present and beyond.

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