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Fear Makes It Easy for Governments to Expand Power

Big GovernmentHealthLegal System

Blog03/25/2020

Why are governments so enthusiastic about shutting down businesses when other less draconian measures are available and prudent? The answer lies in the fact that governments can act with near impunity and want to maximize their power.

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Why Wall Street Bankers and Federal Lawyers Hate Michael Milken

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismFinancial MarketsLegal System

Blog02/25/2020

Michael Milken was a threat to the complacent Wall Street cartels established by the New Deal. So ambitious prosecutors like Rudy Giuliani saw an opportunity to get in good with Wall Street by taking him down.

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Trump's Betrayal of Julian Assange

Anti-PoliticsBig GovernmentLegal SystemWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/24/2020

It is ironic that a president who has been the victim of so much deep state meddling has done the deep state’s bidding when it comes to Assange and Wikileaks. The deep state that Trump is serving by persecuting Assange is the same deep state that continues to plot his own ouster.

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Coerced Confessions: How the Plea Bargain Replaced Physical Torture

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog02/15/2020

When the government created public police forces one hundred years ago, they often relied on torture to extract confessions. But now they have new methods: threatening to pile on new charges until the defendant takes a plea agreement.

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This Austrian Legal Scholar Thought Case Law Was the Key to Limiting State Power

Legal System

Blog02/07/2020

For Eugen Ehrlich, case law—as opposed to legislative law—could be be an effective tool in limiting state power and returning power to nonstate institutions.

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The Majority of Virginia Homicides Come from Only Two Metro Areas

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog01/22/2020

Just two metro areas in Virginia reported more homicides than all the rest of the state combined.

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An Introduction to Virginia 2nd Amendment "Sanctuaries"

Legal System

Blog01/20/2020

Although the term “sanctuary” implies comparability to local jurisdictions that refuse to participate in the enforcement of some federal immigration laws, the similarities don’t go beyond the name itself.

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The Federal "Crimes" of the College Admission Scandal Aren't Real Crimes

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog01/13/2020

All of the “crimes” tied to this case are essentially fictional charges that are derived from some other action. These are "derivative crimes," based on invented violations such as "false statements" or "obstructing the mails."

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2019 Was a Bad Year for the "Only Cops Should Have Guns" Narrative

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/01/2020

From cops killing innocents in their living rooms to private citizens shooting down criminal gunmen, 2019 provided some highlights of why so many Americans choose to arm themselves rather than trust in government protection.

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Why the Drug War Makes Drugs More Potent

Legal System

Blog12/27/2019

When governments raise the cost of obtaining a good, many people will opt for buying a higher quality (or more potent) version of the good with each transaction.

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