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Freedom vs. the Collective

DemocracyPhilosophyWorld History

Blog01/08/2021

Many support democracy because for them the collective or “republican” liberty they favor far exceeds individual liberty in importance. Those of us who follow Mises and Rothbard will disagree.

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Hayek, Friedman, Buchanan: The Villains of "Neoliberalism"

Book ReviewsDemocracyPolitical Theory

Blog01/07/2021

According to Brown, Hayek's position against mass democracy is not to be argued against but diagnosed. It is wrong because “democracy” is good—obviously.

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There Ain't No Success like Failure

Cronyism and CorporatismDemocracyStrategy

Blog01/07/2021

Do we support the “occupation” of the Senate Chamber as an expression of righteous anger over the feeling that the election was stolen? Not really, because it will not achieve anything.

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Pelosi's "Mandate": What "Consent of the Governed" Really Means

Democracy

Blog12/22/2020

What does "the consent of the governed" mean? In 2020, 53 percent of US residents either voted for someone other than Trump or Biden, or didn’t vote at all. It also means about 75 percent of the population did not vote for Biden. 

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Red and Blue States: It's Time for a Multistate Solution

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracyMajority Rule

Blog12/21/2020

Joe Biden says: "I will work as hard for those who didn't vote for me as those who did." Does anyone actually believe that?

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Our National Psychosis

Big GovernmentDemocracyStrategy

Blog11/13/2020

"We’re already past any of these illusions about democracy or politics or constitutionalism. I would argue that we’ve reached the point where loving our country requires us to identify and begin to separate the various nations which are within it. I think there’s nothing more important today."

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Talk of "Unity" Is Both Hypocritical and Delusional

Big GovernmentDemocracyPolitical Theory

Blog11/10/2020

Grand invocations that "I will unify us" are actually shorthand for "We mean to get our way, regardless of others' well-being and desire."

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The Capitol Riots and the Coming "Counterrevolution"

Anti-PoliticsDemocracyMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

4 hours agoMises Media
Democrats and anti-Trump GOP leaders are calling the Capitol riot a "coup" and "treason." This is in part because if Washington politicians can portray the riot as a grave threat, they can use the riot as an excuse to greatly expand federal power.
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Why It's Important to Make the Moral Case for Capitalism

Democracy

12/29/2020Mises Media
Yes, capitalism is more efficient than socialism, but to build a compelling argument for free market capitalism, defenders of liberty must also articulate that it is a superior moral system.
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Pelosi's "Mandate": What "Consent of the Governed" Really Means

Democracy

12/28/2020Mises Media
What does "the consent of the governed" mean? In 2020, 53 percent of US residents either voted for someone other than Trump or Biden, or didn’t vote at all. It also means about 75 percent of the population did not vote for Biden.
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