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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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A College "Education" Has Little to do with Education

EducationU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog03/14/2019

Wealthy Hollywood types, being relentless and cynical social climbers, figured out years ago that college is mostly about social status and certification.

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A Modest Proposal for the Fed

Business CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog03/08/2019

So how about it, Mr. Powell? A real economy operates without ultra-low interest rates and activist central bank stimulus.

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A Response to Daniel McCarthy's "Why Libertarians are Wrong"

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog02/26/2019

Conservatives seem to want a "robust" state to replace the cultural, religious, and economic institutions that states destroyed in the first place.

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A Chinese Bomb: Are We Really on the Threshold of Another Global Financial Crisis?

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog02/25/2019

The Chinese debt is overwhelming not simply because of the volume, but because the figure has quadrupled in seven years.

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