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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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New Colorado Police Reform Ends Cops' Qualified Immunity and Sidesteps Federal Courts

Blog06/24/2020

Federal judges invented the notion of "qualified immunity" to protect police from lawsuits. So now Colorado has done an end run around the federal courts and removed qualified immunity as a defense.

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New York: The Corona Crisis Shows the Benefits of Localism Yet Again

Decentralization and Secession

Blog06/02/2020

COVID-19 is not really a "national" issue. It has affected different areas in very different ways.

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Nozick Once Again

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog05/29/2020

If time preference is genetically built into humans, are they double discounting future goods? Does this mean people should stop trying to weigh time in their calculations?

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No, Hayek Didn't Support the Pinochet Regime

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

Blog05/15/2020

Hayek is guilty of pointing out what should be abundantly obvious: both democratic and authoritarian regimes can commit grave crimes against human rights.

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Negative Interest Rates: Rewarding Profligacy

Financial MarketsMonetary Policy

Why would an investor buy a bond that pays a negative interest rate? The answer lies in understanding how central banks manipulate the economy.

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