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Buchanan and Anarchism

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/31/2020

Economist James Buchanan thinks that a state is necessary, because people wouldn't be able to agree on the boundaries of their rights.

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A Mistaken Idea

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog07/24/2020

Is the fact that other intelligent and well-informed people are antimarket reason for us to be less confident in our promarket convictions?

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Foreign Aid Is Protectionism

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

Blog07/23/2020

The economic nationalist faces a dilemma. Foreign aid handouts and economic protectionism are not only wholly compatible in theory, but the effects of foreign aid perfectly complement economic nationalists’ goals.

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Demolishing the Lincoln Myth, Yet Again

Book ReviewsDecentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/18/2020

DiLorenzo demolishes the mythological view that Lincoln's primary motive for opposing secession in 1861 was his distaste for slavery. 

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Walter Berns and the Cult of "Patriotic" Sacrifice

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog07/17/2020

Berns thinks America has a fundamental problem: he believes not enough people in America are willing to sacrifice their lives to the state.

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Equality Is Good—Believe It or Else

ProgressivismPovertyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/10/2020

Ultimately, the case for equality doesn’t amount to more than “You must believe in equality—because you must!”

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The Dangers Posed by State-Controlled Digital Currency

Central BanksInflationMonetary Policy

Blog07/07/2020

If we choose to break the state monopoly of money and allow private digital currencies to compete, a myriad of different solutions will emerge to serve a myriad of different needs.

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Nozick and the Minimal State

Blog07/03/2020

Nozick tries and fails to show how a minimal state might justifiably arise from Rothbardian anarchy.

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