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How I Survived Travel to a "Democracy" Where I Had No Vote

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog10 hours ago

If democracy is so fundamental, shouldn’t we all have a vote in every place we set foot, from Sunbury, Alaska, to Monaco?

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How Government-Owned Streets Prevent Effective Law Enforcement

The Police StatePrivate Property

Blog09/12/2020

“Taking back the streets” ought to mean privatizing them and enabling property owners to defend their property. This would be the surest way to end the riots.

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How Capitalists Improve Human Productivity

CapitalismProduction Theory

Blog09/07/2020

Capitalists, acting as intermediaries between present production and future consumption, are the key players in every capitalistic economy.

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How the CARES Act Is Still Kicking the Can

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog08/27/2020

Despite double-digit unemployment rates, banks are keeping loan-loss provisions low, no doubt assuming Uncle Sam will keep everyone’s boat afloat. But all good things come to an end.

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How Government Roads Expand Police Power in America

The Police StateCalculation and KnowledgePrivate Property

Blog08/20/2020

The case for the privatization of roads has much to recommend it if only in terms of how it would affect the power of the police to detain us, search us, and seize our property.

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How the Police Arbitration System Shields Police from Accountability

Blog06/17/2020

Legal arbitration only makes sense when all parties involved voluntarily enter into a contract. With police arbitration, the public has no seat at the table. It's a system designed to protect police only.

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Healthcare and "Market Failure"

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog12/26/2019

Proponents of socialized medicine assert that markets cannot be trusted with healthcare due to "market failure." But the assumed "failures" of health markets are not improved by socializing healthcare.

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How Canadian Cops' Legal Immunity Endangers the Public

Legal System

Blog08/14/2019

Those who are tasked with serving the public interest — but are protected by legal immunity — are well positioned to serve whatever interests they choose.

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