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Three Cheers for Hoppe

AnarchyDemocracy

The long knives are out for Hans Hoppe again, but the accusations, this time in Mother Jones, miss the mark badly.

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Promoting Natural Rights Instead of Conservatism: Looking at Rothbard and Jaffa

DemocracyPhilosophyU.S. History

Blog09/09/2022

Both Murray Rothbard and Harry Jaffa began as men of the Right. However, Rothbard turned toward the view that individuals possess rights outside of the state; Jaffa turned toward conservatism.

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Democracy without Foundations

AntipoliticsCapitalismDemocracy

Blog09/09/2022

David Gordon continues his critical look at Jedediah Purdy's book, Two Cheers for Politics.

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By Compensating Slave Owners, Great Britain Negotiated a Peaceful End to Slavery

DemocracyProperty RightsWorld History

Blog09/08/2022

By compensating slave owners for the abolition of slavery, Great Britain ended the scourge of chattel slavery long before it was ended in the Americas.

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A Textbook Case

DemocracyFree Markets

Blog09/02/2022

Is democracy a superior substitute for free markets? Jedediah Purdy believes so. David Gordon sets him straight.

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Review: Progressive Conservatism: How Republicans Will Become America’s Natural Governing Party

Cronyism and CorporatismDemocracyU.S. History

Blog08/30/2022

Like many modern "conservatives," F.H. Buckley believes that America's future is conservative governance with a helping of government intervention, tariffs, and regulation.

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Argentina's Difficult Political Landscape and Libertarian Prospects for Change

Bureaucracy and RegulationDemocracyEconomic FreedomSocialism

Blog07/13/2022

Once wealthy Argentina has suffered under one interventionist regime after another for nearly a century. What are the prospects for changing things for the better?

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Turns Out the Elites Like the Administrative State Better than Democracy

Bureaucracy and RegulationCapitalismCronyism and CorporatismDemocracyLaw

Blog07/12/2022

The New York Times claims that the "administrative state"—that is, governance by unelected bureaucrats—protects our country and enhances democracy.

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Will Argentina's Next President Be a Rothbardian?

AntipoliticsDemocracyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/04/2022

Since the 1940s, failed statist schemes have dragged Argentina into poverty. Javier Milei, who is gaining popularity there, hopes to change his nation's sad history.

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Don't Blame Social Media. Blame the Politicization of Nearly Everything

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Blog06/25/2022

Although social media is blamed for many social ills, the sickness doesn't come from Twitter or Facebook but from how the ruling classes have politicized life itself.

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