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Lyndon Johnson's Terrible Legacy

U.S. History

Blog11/18/2017
Johnson's political philosophy is alive and well today. The US government spends freely on welfare programs at home, and on unwinnable wars abroad.

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The Tuskegee Experiment at 45: Have Public-Health Programs Been Vindicated?

HealthU.S. History

Blog11/16/2017
Public health officials have a long history of ignoring basic human rights.

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Why a Small State Is More "Voluntary" than a Big One

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog11/07/2017
Because of their physical size, large states are able to exercise more state-like power than geographically smaller states.

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The Free Market Levels the Playing Field

U.S. History

Blog11/07/2017
We're told the rich only get richer, but under capitalism, old wealthy owners and industries are regularly replaced by new entrepreneurs and firms.

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When Gunmen Strike, You're on Your Own

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Blog11/06/2017
Police took more than an hour to confront the Las Vegas shooter. And that's just one illustration of how government monopolies work.

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An Economist's Biography of Andrew Carnegie

U.S. History

Blog11/06/2017
Carnegie’s entrepreneurial talents in developing new markets cannot be ignored, despite his unscrupulous dealings with politicians.

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George Fitzhugh, the Honest Socialist

SocialismU.S. History

Blog11/04/2017
Fitzhugh accepted the paternalist argument that US slavery had bettered the position of the slave — and then applied this idea to all races.

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Madison's Definition of Democracy Is Now Irrelevant

U.S. History

Blog11/03/2017
Madison's ideas of "democracy" and "mob rule" apply to no regime today, and no modern self-styled "democracy" fits Madison's definition.

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If American Federalism Were like Swiss Federalism, There Would be 1,300 States

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2017
Swiss political decentralization is far more small and localized than is the case in the United States.

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Can the Feds Prosecute Foreigners if Their Actions Are Legal Where They Are?

Legal SystemU.S. History

This is all about power and the fiction of universal jurisdiction — a fiction the Framers thought they had buried.

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