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Decentralized and Neutral

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracy


The EU is a prime example of a tendency toward territorial expansion and political centralization.

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The Conservatism of Decolonization

Big GovernmentDemocracyEconomic Freedom


For all the talk of decolonialization, many Third World countries that became independent set up regulatory regimes that mirrored their former "mother" country.

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Political Upheaval Is Not Threatening “Our Democracy.” Our Democracy Is.



The current political polarization in the USA is not a "threat" to "our democracy." Instead, democracy as we know it is the prime reason for the polarization.

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Do Institutions Play a Role in Promoting Economic Growth? In Short, Yes.

DemocracyProperty Rights


We are told that economic growth goes along with liberal democracy. But social institutions play an important role that transcends the political order.

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If You Vote, You Have No Right to Complain



After all the romanticizing about democracy and voting, in the end, we are still left with the sad fact that the worst always find their way to the top.

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Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Is Just the Latest Expression of Pan-Slavic Authoritarianism

DemocracyWar and Foreign Policy


Trying to understand the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the exclusive viewpoint of modern Western democracy is to ignore the long history of authoritarian leadership in Russia.

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Government, the Centralizing Mindset, and the Idiots in Charge

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationDemocracy


F.A. Hayek wrote that the "worst get on top" when it comes to government. Nearly eighty years after he wrote those words, nothing has changed.

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Love, Fear, and the Law of Good Intentions

AntipoliticsDemocracyLawThe Police State


Today, progressives govern by the law of good intentions, and when government has good intentions, the results, no matter how disastrous, don't matter.

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Egypt Is Still Haunted By Its Ghosts of Socialism

DemocracyEconomic FreedomSocialismPolitical Theory


It has been more than fifty years since Egyptian strongman Gamal Abdel Nasser died, but his unfortunate legacy of imposing socialism on Egypt still harms the nation and its economy.

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The Progressives' Liberal Democracy Has Failed. Radical Decentralization Is the Answer.

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracyPolitical Theory


In many ways, the liberal democracy that had its roots in nineteenth-century liberalism seems to have run its course. Can we revive it, or does something more authoritarian take its place?

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