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Tate Fegley

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Tate Fegley is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburgh. Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University, and he has a B.A. in economics, B.S. in criminal justice, and M.A. in criminal justice from Boise State University. He was a Mises Institute Fellow in 2015, 2016, and 2018, and winner of the 2018 Grant Aldrich Prize for Best Graduate Student paper at the Austrian Economics Research Confernce. His CV can be found at TateFegley.com

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Even without "Qualified Immunity," It Won't Be Easy to Prove When Police Are Abusive

LawU.S. History

03/04/2021Mises Media
When police ineptly scanned a car's license plate and wrongly decided the car was stolen, they proceeded to force a group of children to the ground at gunpoint. Will this qualify as a rights violation if "qualified immunity" is absent? The courts will decide.
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Taxation through a Rothbardian Lens

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

Murray Rothbard was a pioneer in analyzing taxation from an Austrian or causal-realist standpoint. However, he never explicitly engaged the standard theory of deadweight loss from taxation. This article develops the Austrian analysis of taxation further toward this end

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Rothbard's Underappreciated Contributions to Public Goods Analysis

Taxes and SpendingSubjectivismValue and Exchange

The assertion that “tax-financed public goods can make us all better off” is just that: an assertion. As Rothbard showed, there is no reason to just assume consumers would pay for these amenities were they not forced to through taxation. 

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Even without "Qualified Immunity," It Won't Be Easy to Prove When Police Are Abusive

LawU.S. History

Blog03/01/2021

When police ineptly scanned a car's license plate and wrongly decided the car was stolen, they proceeded to force a group of children to the ground at gunpoint. Will this qualify as a rights violation if "qualified immunity" is absent? The courts will decide. 

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From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

StrategyU.S. History

12/18/2020Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Tate Fegley reviews Elizabeth Hinton's book on mass incarceration, finding in it a good overview of US criminal justice from Kennedy to Reagan, but no clear, discernible thesis.
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