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Brian Balfour

Brian Balfour is Executive Vice President for the Civitas Institute, a free market advocacy organization in Raleigh, North Carolina

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You Can't Run a Government "Like a Business"

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsEntrepreneurshipValue and Exchange

Blog08/03/2018

Calls for finding efficiencies in government by electing or appointing people to “run it like a business” are futile.

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The War on Curiosity

EducationPolitical Theory

Blog07/13/2018

People engaging in motivated ignorance “neither know — nor want to know — what the opposition has to say.”

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The Cronyist Origins of Social Security

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. History

Blog06/19/2018

The big-business-connected creators of Social Security sought to use the system to punish their competitors in the small-business sector. 

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The Marketplace — America's Other Democracy

Blog05/29/2018

 What if there was another form of democracy right under our noses that allowed voting 24 hours a day, seven days a week?

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Spooner Explains Why Vices Are Not Crimes

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/26/2018

Spooner would have defined today's drug war advocates as those who “usurp absolute control over the minds and bodies of their fellow men.”

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