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America's Defense Budget Is Bigger Than You Think

War and Foreign Policy

Blog05/13/2019

America's "defense" budget is really more than $1.2 trillion, more than double the Pentagon's official "base budget," once we include all the other related spending like that on "homeland security" and veterans affairs.

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A Nuclear War? Over Venezuela?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog05/08/2019

How ironic that Pompeo and the rest of the neocons in the Trump administration are ready to violate the US Constitution in order to attack Venezuela to “restore their constitution.”

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Anti-Car Policies Mean Even More People Are Dying on LA's Highways

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/07/2019

Los Angeles city bureaucrats want fewer cars on the streets. Unfortunately, their plans have side effects which endanger human life and safety.

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American Interventionists Hurt the Cause of Freedom in Venezuela

Blog05/01/2019

By threatening the Venezuelan regime and imposing sanctions, the US has only inflamed Venezuelan nationalism, while providing the regime with a convenient scapegoat.

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Against the Primacy of Politics — Against the Overestimation of Majority Principle

Big GovernmentInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/26/2019

The Swiss “Landsgemeinde” assembly provides some insight into how to create a less-bad form of political power. But that's still worse than true self-determination.

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Austerity Works — When the Market Is Freed

Blog04/15/2019

Austerity need not be painful when the contraction of the public sector is accompanied by the expansion of the private sector. Thus, the real solution lies in fostering more progress in entrepreneurship and private ownership.

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Alberta's Regional Carbon Tax Is a Recipe for Disaster

The EnvironmentTaxes and Spending

Blog04/05/2019

If Canadian provinces (or US states) implement a regional carbon tax, they shouldn’t fool themselves that they are “doing the right thing.” Households and businesses will suffer from higher energy prices and slower economic growth, with very little to show for it.

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Australia's Gun Laws and Homicide: Correlation Isn't Causation

Blog03/21/2019

Although Australia follows the same homicide trend as the US, Canada, and much of Europe, gun control advocates try to credit the improvement in Australia almost solely to a 1996 gun control law.

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