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Guns and Schools: Can the Market do Better?

The Police StatePolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog02/21/2018
People want safe neighborhoods and schools, which is just another way to say there is a market for them.

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A Small Revolution

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog12/12/2017
At this point a move toward political subsidiarity and secession seems the most fruitful, realistic, and humane approach for pragmatic libertarians.

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Misdiagnosing Populism

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog11/28/2017
Libertarians should support populist sentiments or movements when they are pro-liberty/anti-state, and oppose them when they are not.

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The Subsidiarity Principle

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog08/28/2017
Subsidiarity is the most realistic, pragmatic approach to creating more freedom in our lifetimes.

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What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/02/2017
Austro-libertarians will find much to admire in his brilliant takedowns of the “pseudo-experts” in academia, journalism, politics, and science.

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Steve Bannon Dismisses Austrian Economics

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog03/27/2017
Bannon's notion that the GOP conference is full of ideologues, much less libertarian ideologues, is just flat false.

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Truman Was Right About the CIA

Big GovernmentBiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/08/2017
Say what you will about President Harry Truman, but at least he didn't leave the White House a suspiciously rich man.

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Democracy, the God That's Failing

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
Jefferson and Hoppe were right about democracy, but it took Trump and Brexit to show the world how quickly elites abandon it when they don’t prevail.

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What Trump Could Do

The FedWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/20/2017
Today Donald Trump becomes president of the United States. Voters rejected the devil they know so well — Hillary Clinton — for the devil they don’t.

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