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How Germany's Lockdowns Have Fostered Resentment and Violence among the Nation's Youth

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Blog08/29/2020

The economic and social damage done by lockdowns in Germany has fallen largely on the young, especially as older workers hold most of the secure and lucrative government jobs.

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More Laws Mean More Police Brutality

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Blog07/21/2020

Every law must ultimately be enforced using the police power of the state. For those who resist, this means violent arrest and imprisonment. Or worse.

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What the Supreme Court Got Right in Its Indian Tribe Ruling

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Blog07/11/2020

The Supreme Court this week limited a state government's control over what is supposed to be a sovereign Indian tribe. The next step lies in limiting federal control over the tribe also. 

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Repealing Useless and Abusive Laws Might Do More Good Than "Defunding" the Police

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Blog06/23/2020

"Defunding" the police isn't likely to actually lessen the control the state has over our lives. But repealing countless laws that give police far too much power would certainly help.

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The Problem with "Wandering" Police Officers

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Blog06/16/2020

Some police officers are able to easily get rehired by law enforcement agencies even though they were forced out of other departments for misconduct. That's a problem.

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Abolishing the Police Won't Mean Abolishing State Violence

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Blog06/15/2020

The Left believes that we need the state to force people to act in line with "social justice." This means that somebody must force compliance with state edicts, even if those people aren't called "police."

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What If We Didn't Have Police at All?

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Blog06/10/2020

We already employ a wide variety of nonpolice crime deterrent strategies, from private gun ownership to security cameras to private security. Meanwhile, in spite of the proliferation of police and police departments, crime, rioting, and looting endure.

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Why It's Rational to Fear Cops

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Blog06/05/2020

Not all (or even most) police are needlessly violent. But it is rational to conclude, upon seeing a person in a police uniform, that this person can—if he wishes to—abuse his power with near impunity.

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Five Ways to Improve Social Media (and the Internet)

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Blog06/02/2020

Social media platforms are indeed private firms and can publish or edit whatever they like—subject of course to the terms of service between the platform and users who generate content.

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