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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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Trump's Executive Order on Race and Sex Lessens the Political Madness Thrown at Men

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog10/27/2020

People object to government involvement in issues of discrimination, and justly so, but government is already involved to the hilt, and Trump's Executive Order on Race and Sex Stereotyping seeks to take several steps back.

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The Great Barrington Declaration: A Few Words of Caution

Big GovernmentHealthPolitical Theory

Blog10/14/2020

Although the recommendations of the Great Barrington Declaration would be an improvement over the status quo, the declaration grants far too much power to the state to act in pursuit of an alleged "common good."

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Most Everything Governments Do Should Be Regarded as "Corrupt"

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog10/03/2020

Governments that redistribute wealth and regulate our daily lives are inherently corrupt. We cheapen the word "corruption" when we reserve it for just a few politicians who break the arbitrary rules.

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Our Politicians Would Probably Be Better If We Picked Them by Lot

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10/03/2020

Rather than choose among a group of narcissists desperate to become popular by redistributing the income of others, why not choose officeholders by lot for a single term?

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The Wisdom of Cato's Letters

Political Theory

Blog09/30/2020

No man has the power to take life or property from another except in self defense. It would be immoral to do otherwise, and man cannot make it moral by having the state do it.

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