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George Fitzhugh, the Honest Socialist

SocialismU.S. History

Blog11/04/2017
Fitzhugh accepted the paternalist argument that US slavery had bettered the position of the slave — and then applied this idea to all races.
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Government Enforcers and Group Psychology

Blog10/24/2017
Sometimes, group psychology among government agents can set the stage for abuse.
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Gas Station Hold-Up: Thieves Seize $59,000

Legal SystemMoney and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2017
In America, a person convicted of no crime is often deprived of all his money assets, in many cases resulting in the destruction of his business.
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Gary Cohn is Concerned about Wall Street Clearinghouses – Blockchain is Already Fixing it

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and Banks

Blog10/16/2017
Helping de-escalate the risk of third party exchanges is, of course, simply one of the many potential applications for blockchain.
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Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

Cronyism and Corporatism

Blog09/21/2017
The pain and suffering currently being felt is the direct result of government policy and the perverse incentives of crony capitalism.
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Genuine Nullification: Marijuana and the Carolina Doctrine

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/31/2017
There's a fine line between today's anti-commandeering effort — and what we should regard as bona fide nullification of federal law.
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Germany's New Political Party Is Just Another Big-Government Party

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog08/30/2017
Germany's newest political party once held a banner for free markets. Unfortunately, it's been lately moving very much in the wrong direction.
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Grant Statehood to America's Core Cities

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/29/2017

City governments and state government are increasingly at odds over issues like immigration. The answer lies in states bidding some cities "farewell."

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