Political Theory

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The Constitution Failed

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/03/2020

The Constitution is a dead letter. The only way to save its ideals is to rebuild the ideology behind it—laissez-faire liberalism—from the ground up.

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How Historians Changed the Meaning of "Liberalism"

LiberalismPolitical Theory

Blog07/02/2020

Liberalism was the most popular and influential ideology during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. So, every new socialist and authoritarian movement defined itself as "liberal" to capitalize on liberalism's popularity and importance.

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Why Mises Opposed Both Eugenics and Social Darwinism

Political Theory

Blog06/18/2020

Mises points out that eugenicists’ aim to improve the “quality” of the human race is an incoherent and meaningless goal: there exists no clear and objective standard by which the quality of human beings can be measured.

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These Protests Don't Threaten the Ruling Party in America's Big Cities

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureThe Police StatePolitical Theory

Blog06/10/2020

The political machines that run America's cities are likely to keep running them when these protests and riots end. Taxpayers will be worse off, but politicians will be even more powerful.

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The Folly of "Ask What You Can Do for Your Country"

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/25/2020

Governments often demand that you "ask what you can do for your country," but those governments never guarantee us anything in return for our sacrifice.

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The Shutdown May Soon Collapse in Pennsylvania Thanks to Local Resistance

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog05/20/2020

With such chaos, confusion, and incompetence playing out, it is little wonder that more and more Pennsylvanians are refusing to obey lockdown decrees.

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No, Hayek Didn't Support the Pinochet Regime

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

Blog05/15/2020

Hayek is guilty of pointing out what should be abundantly obvious: both democratic and authoritarian regimes can commit grave crimes against human rights.

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The Clenched COVID Fist of Government

Political Theory

Blog05/14/2020

Governments create nothing, and only excel at coercion and violence. This is why governments are enthusiastic about shutting down economies but seem unsure about how to open them.

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Crisis or Opportunity? To Politicians, It's the Same Thing

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog05/13/2020

The COVID-19 panic has provided a myriad of opportunities for politicians to exploit the fear and pain of ordinary people for personal profit.

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Viruses versus Lockdowns: It's Not about Tradeoffs

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/12/2020

Presenting "saving lives" as a more or less equal alternative to commerce and community is a misguided view of what the lockdown debate is really all about.

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