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Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory
It costs more to run a campaign in a large jurisdiction than a small one. Making districts and states smaller would reduce the role of money in politics.
Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemPolitical Theory
It is important to change our political culture, which treats "democracy," or the "right" to vote, as the supreme political good.
Decentralization and SecessionSwiss WatchStrategy
Through free trade, decentralization, and a non-interventionist foreign policy, the Swiss created a high level of prosperity based on innovation and creative capitalism.
Decentralization and SecessionMonopoly and Competition
Private cities may seem outrageously radical or utopian, but we are already using this approach very successfully in other areas of our lives. The transfer to our social order is only the last step in a development already under way.
Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History
The origins of the Second Amendment tell us it's impossible to be both pro-military and pro-second-amendment at the same time.
Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy
The Second Amendment is much more than a guarantee of private gun ownership. It was designed to decentralize and weaken the military establishment in the United States.
Regulation of immigrants was almost exclusively the domain of state governments during the first 100 years of the United States. Many doubted if federal involvement was Constitutional.
Decentralization and Secession
Yes, democracies give leaders strong incentives to adopt popular policies. But if you study public opinion, you’ll discover that neither libertarian nor wealth-creating policies are very popular.
Iowa's new restrictions on abortion offer the federal courts a new chance to take federalism and decentralization seriously.
If a precedent of secession were accepted, then the disintegration of the central government could potentially continue ad infinitum.