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Como a Obama, a Trump le encanta hacer leyes con “un bolígrafo y un teléfono”

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/30/2018
Mientras use un ardid de “seguridad nacional”, un presidente puede aumentar impuestos sin demasiado debate en el Congreso.

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Like Obama, Trump Loves to Make Laws with "a Pen and a Phone"

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/30/2018

So long as he uses a "national security" ploy, a president can raise taxes without so much as a debate in Congress. 

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Why (Most) Children Shouldn't Vote

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/19/2018

Whether or not a child should vote depends on whether or not he or she is a net taxpayer. 

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From Abortion to Circumcision, Democracy Won't Save Minorities from the Majority

Decentralization and SecessionPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/09/2018
Not every conflict in values can be solved with democracy or dialogue. Often, it just comes down to the majority trampling the minority.

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On-Duty Police Deaths Were Near a 50-Year Low in 2017

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog01/09/2018
Government policing is becoming less hazardous. It is also safer than being a roofer, farmer, or pilot.

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Cannabis Tax Revenues Will be a Roadblock to Sessions's Drug War

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/05/2018
State tax collectors and local businesses are unlikely to go along quietly with new federal efforts to crack down on legalized marijuana.

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In a Stateless World, Can You Grow Veggies In Your Front Yard?

Bureaucracy and RegulationDecentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog12/14/2017
Without privatization or secession, the majority can run untrammeled over a minority, and the minority has no escape.

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When Gunmen Strike, You're on Your Own

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Blog11/06/2017
Police took more than an hour to confront the Las Vegas shooter. And that's just one illustration of how government monopolies work.

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If American Federalism Were like Swiss Federalism, There Would be 1,300 States

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2017
Swiss political decentralization is far more small and localized than is the case in the United States.

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If We Want "Unity," Government Must Become Weaker

Decentralization and SecessionMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Blog06/23/2017
The problem of majorities oppressing minorities becomes worse the larger the government becomes. The answer is to make the state weaker.

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