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The Coming Schism in the Evangelical Voting Bloc

DemocracyPhilosophy

Blog08/02/2021

What is the modern state? The answer to this question will—and perhaps already has—split the once unified white evangelical voting bloc.

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Democracy's Road to Tyranny

DemocracyPolitical Theory

The popular pastime of modern democracies of punishing the diligent and thrifty, while rewarding the lazy, improvident, and unthrifty, is cultivated via the State, fulfilling a demo-egalitarian program based on a demo-totalitarian ideology.

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To Stop the Left, America Needs a Rothbardian Right

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracyOld Right

Blog03/06/2021

Thankfully for the American right, there is another alternative to the neoconservatism of William Buckley, the neoliberalism of Milton Friedman, and the paleo-progressivism of Teddy Roosevelt: the libertarian populism of Murray Rothbard.

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George Will's Tepid Defense of Freedom

Book ReviewsDemocracyPolitical Theory

Blog02/13/2021

With his latest book, George Will has inched back toward his libertarian roots. But he is still far too enamored of the Tory paternalism that has long infected his work. 

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The Burmese Mess Demonstrates the Incoherence of America's Crusades for Democracy

DemocracyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/08/2021

The Biden administration has threatened to intervene in Burma to defend "democracy" which really just means putting back into power a woman who is known to support ethnic cleansing. But she said nice things about "democracy," so she'll get the US's nod. 

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Biden Nominee Rachel Levine Was a Disaster in Pennsylvania. Now She's Headed to Washington.

Bureaucracy and RegulationDemocracyHealth

Blog01/25/2021

Biden’s pick for assistant secretary of health forced nursing homes to accept patients with covid and wants to ration healthcare based on social justice.

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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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