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In Bid to Extend Lockdowns, Leftist Governors Embrace "States' Rights"

U.S. History

Blog04/16/2020

In an effort to defy Donald Trump, Andrew Cuomo, NBC, and CBS have suddenly embraced what they have long hated: state sovereignty and the extensive decentralization mandated by the Tenth Amendment.

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The Costs Are Mounting in this Government-Imposed Economic Collapse

HealthMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog03/24/2020

The costs of this government-forced economic collapse—in terms of lost lives and ruined health—are likely to be devastating.

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The "Bootleggers and Baptists" of the Coronavirus Crisis

HealthU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog03/20/2020

Although it doesn't explain everything, it's always a good idea to ask "who benefits" whenever governments step in to "solve" a crisis.

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Rose Wilder Lane Is Now More Relevant Than Ever

SocialismStrategyU.S. History

Blog03/07/2020

Rose Wilder Lane was one of the past century's most ardent proponents of liberty. Give Me Liberty, which traces her evolution from communism to a devotion to liberty, is as relevant to the present as it was in 1936.

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The Myth of National Guilt

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/06/2020

If we insist on "collective" responsibility assigned to entire nations, then we must naturally punish the innocent along with the guilty.

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Rothbard: The Constitution Was a Coup d'État

Book ReviewsU.S. History

Blog02/13/2020

Rothbard took the American Revolution to be mainly libertarian in its inspiration, but he contends that the libertarian impulses of the Revolution were betrayed by a centralizing coup d’état. If Rothbard is right, the Constitution as written provides ample scope for tyranny.

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Death to Prohibition

Big GovernmentHealthU.S. History

Blog01/17/2020

The repeated failure of prohibition may be just the catalyst that Austrian economics needs to gain traction with the American public.

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Conservatives Are Increasingly Wrong about Market Freedom

Cronyism and CorporatismLabor and WagesMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog01/10/2020

The conservative case against market freedom is based on the belief that if change disrupts the status quo in any way, or if companies impose cost reductions that result in a shifting of employment — or even some layoffs — then government should step in and take control.

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Bernie Sanders Wants to Kill Pro Baseball

Corporate WelfareMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog01/02/2020

Major league baseball wants to cut back the minors in order to cut losses. But Bernie Sanders has other plans that may ultimately help kill pro baseball.

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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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