Political Theory

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The Impossibility of "Taxation with Representation"

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/21/2020

The slogan "taxation without representation" implies that taxation with representation is both possible and moral. But the idea of political representation is fraught with errors.

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America's Elites—Not Trump—Are Responsible for Undermining American Democracy

Big GovernmentDecentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog11/19/2020

It appears that 2020 may be the year that finally proves that the façade of democracy is not enough to maintain a unified political body. 

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California's Tax-Limiting Prop. 13 Survives Yet Another Attack

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/19/2020

Prop. 15’s attempt to undermine California Prop. 13’s property tax protections for businesses has apparently failed.

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Rothbard and the Problem of Rules

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11/13/2020

It makes sense that individual ethics can vary within a natural law framework: the nonaggression principle isn't so much a rule to be applied as a norm to be followed. It's the foundation that makes life among other people possible.

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Talk of "Unity" Is Both Hypocritical and Delusional

Big GovernmentDemocracyPolitical Theory

Blog11/10/2020

Grand invocations that "I will unify us" are actually shorthand for "We mean to get our way, regardless of others' well-being and desire."

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Election 2020: Choking on the Political Red and Blue Pills

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog11/09/2020

Election 2020 is the same as every other election, only the state’s mask of legitimacy is slipping. 

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How I Survived Travel to a "Democracy" Where I Had No Vote

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2020

If democracy is so fundamental, shouldn’t we all have a vote in every place we set foot, from Sunbury, Alaska, to Monaco?

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Close Elections Force Us to Ask Unpleasant Questions about Democracy

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2020

A very close or contested election would remind us that elections do not demonstrate "the will of the people" and that national unity is founded on some very fragile myths. 

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Understanding the Proper Meaning of "Equality"

Political Theory

Blog10/29/2020

Private property is not a privilege merely of the property owner, but a social institution for the good and benefit of all, even though it may at the same time be especially agreeable and advantageous to some.

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President Pence and VP Harris? It Could Happen.

Political Theory

Blog10/29/2020

Here's one scenario the markets perhaps have yet to consider. Thanks to the Twentieth Amendment, it's possible to end up with Pence winning the White House and Harris becoming VP. 

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