Decentralization and Secession

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Get Rid of Campaign Finance Laws — Decentralize to Make Campaigns Cheaper

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/01/2018

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.

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A Libertarian Critique of Birthright Citizenship

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog10/30/2018

It is important to change our political culture, which treats "democracy," or the "right" to vote, as the supreme political good.

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Economics Everywhere, Politics Nowhere: The Benefits of Swiss Decentralization

Decentralization and SecessionSwiss WatchStrategy

Blog10/03/2018

Through free trade, decentralization, and a non-interventionist foreign policy, the Swiss created a high level of prosperity based on innovation and creative capitalism.

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Private Cities: A Model for a Truly Free Society?

Decentralization and SecessionMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/07/2018

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.

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The Second Amendment's Authors Would Hate Today's Military

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/28/2018

The origins of the Second Amendment tell us it's impossible to be both pro-military and pro-second-amendment at the same time.

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Why We Can't Ignore the "Militia" Clause of the Second Amendment

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/22/2018

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.

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American Immigration Policy 160 Years Ago

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/02/2018

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.

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Bryan Caplan Critiques Jeff Deist on Decentralization

Decentralization and Secession

Blog07/14/2018

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.

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Decentralization: Iowa Law Offers Real "Choice" in Abortion Laws

Decentralization and Secession

Blog05/11/2018

Iowa's new restrictions on abortion offer the federal courts a new chance to take federalism and decentralization seriously. 

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Why Secession Is a Big Problem — For Politicians

Decentralization and Secession

Blog04/23/2018

If a precedent of secession were accepted, then the disintegration of the central government could potentially continue ad infinitum.

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