U.S. History

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Public Faith in Elections Falls as the State Grows

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/27/2016

Faith in the voting process has weakened because voters are increasingly fearful of what an electoral loss might bring.

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Federal Meddling in Dairy Farms Hurts Both Consumers and Producers

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/24/2016

Federal laws against free association of dairy producers has created a deeply distorted and unresponsive market.

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Ballots and Bullets

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/20/2016

It is often argued that democracy replaces violent political changes with peaceful ones, but this is not quite as convincing as we are told.

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How the Feds Botched the Frontier Homestead Acts

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/19/2016

The Homestead Acts are often held up as proof of how wise and prudent the federal government can be. The actual history of the Acts is less impressive.

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Faced with Angry Voters, the Elites Sour on Democracy

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/18/2016

In the wake of Brexit and other referendum votes that go against the leftist political orthodoxy, elites have decided democracy is a problem.

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Repealing the 17th Amendment Won't Fix the Senate

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/13/2016

Repealing the 17th Amendment will not change the US Senate into a hotbed of decentralizers and free-marketers.

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Learning from the British Election of 1722

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/12/2016

Cato's Letters 69 and 70 focused on the British election of 1722. But they also provide useful insights Americans should consider this November.

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How Columbus Revolutionized the Global Economy

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/11/2016

Compared to Europe and Asia, the "frontier states" of the Americas really are something different.

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"Sharing Economy" Reveals that Licensing Laws Are Really About Shutting Down the Competition

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Blog10/07/2016

Alarmed by successful entrepreneurship and low prices for consumers, government seeks, yet again, to shut down small businesses.

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Did Tariffs Make America Great?

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMonetary Theory

Blog10/06/2016

Economists Stephen Cohen and Bradford DeLong are spouting an unfortunate amount of enthusiasm for Alexander Hamilton's corporatist economics.

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