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Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History
For decades, federal housing policy explicitly favored whites over blacks, likely worsening many of today's enduring wealth disparities.
Legal SystemU.S. History
When I look back on my experience at the 32nd Precinct I see real “peace officers” at work. No SWAT raids, no armored vehicles. Just cops getting by with their wits, guts, and courage.
Many states assumed to be "turning blue" actually get more migrants from red states than from blue states. It's also a bad idea to assume that everyone who moves from Illinois agrees with the median voter from Chicago.
Politicians say they need longer terms in office so they can "do more" while in office. That by itself is an argument for shorter terms and more frequent elections.
Taxes and SpendingU.S. History
The Hamiltonians foisted a central bank on the people of the United States at the first opportunity. But Thomas Paine wasn't fooled.
Not everything needs to turn into a nationwide systemic problem when the federal government is a political mess. We ought to decentralize now to limit the damage the feds can do.
In 1944, Roosevelt revealed that the original Bill of Rights had “proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness.” So he proposed to replace it with something far worse.
The Gilded Age's enormous gains in incomes and standards of living showed what individuals were capable of creating when the government was shackled.
U.S. HistoryWorld History
Neoliberalism is a not a free-market or libertarian ideology. It's really just a throwback to the mercantilism of old, in which government-sponsored monopolies push their agendas on everyone else.
We're supposed to think it's perfectly normal that Washington DC bureaucrats decide whether or not you can use an outhouse toilet 2,500 miles from DC. Because it's in a "national" park.