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Markets, Not Government, Improve Race Relations

Free MarketsMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog09/05/2017
No, race relations aren't getting worse. They're far better than they were decades ago, and the marketplace has been a key factor in improving matters.

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Genuine Nullification: Marijuana and the Carolina Doctrine

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/31/2017
There's a fine line between today's anti-commandeering effort — and what we should regard as bona fide nullification of federal law.

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Thanks to Markets, Houston's Disaster Isn't as Bad as it Might Have Been

U.S. History

Blog08/31/2017
The Feds may have learned from the Katrina disaster that it's not a good idea to sent in FEMA and start bossing everybody around.

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Give Sanctuary Cities What They Want

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/29/2017
City governments and state government are increasingly at odds over issues like immigration. The answer lies in states bidding some cities "farewell."

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Waiting for a Republican Rollback of Government? Don't Hold Your Breath

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/27/2017
The Republicans failed on health care, but now they are offering a new plan for tax and spending cuts, with a promise of smaller government.

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Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/24/2017
Southern secession was indeed motivated by slavery. But the war the North waged in response was not motivated by abolitionism.

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The Real Cause of America's Opioid Epidemic

HealthLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/20/2017
The real cause of this epidemic is various government policies and the real solution is the dismantling of those same policies, in perpetuum.

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Taxation, Slavery, and Consent

Labor and WagesU.S. History

Blog08/18/2017
Slavery has never been defined by the brutality of the conditions under which a person labored; but by the lack of consent.

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Privatize the Public Monuments

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog08/17/2017
Public monuments serve the same public propaganda function as public schools. The solution in both cases is the same.

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Decentralize the Gun Laws

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/16/2017
Having the feds impose nationwide reciprocity of gun licensing might sound like a good idea. But it really is just a scheme to federalize gun policy.

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