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Why the Emphasis on "Officer Safety" Is Such a Problem

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/23/2019

When I look back on my experience at the 32nd Precinct I see real “peace officers” at work. No SWAT raids, no armored vehicles. Just cops getting by with their wits, guts, and courage.

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What Real Social Justice Looks Like

Blog02/08/2019

Handing control over people's lives to politicians does not somehow make an economic system any more fair or equitable. All it does is make the exercise of power more arbitrary.

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What Shutdown? Federal Spending per Day Is Down Only 7 Percent

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/25/2019

Spending $12 billion per day is not a shutdown. Spending 7% less than you spent last year is not a shutdown.

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What Is Economic Growth? (And What Is It Not?)

EntrepreneurshipProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog12/13/2018

Many seem to mistakenly think that economic growth has to do with GDP or producing stuff. It does not.

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When the Feds Like Secession: The Case of West Virginia

Blog11/28/2018

West Virginia's secession from Virginia helped Lincoln's government in Washington. So, in that case, secession was apparently A-OK.

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We Need a #MeToo Movement for Political Consent

Blog11/01/2018

Regardless of the midterm congressional election results, voters are not “consenting” to unconstitutional policies and federal crimes.

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Why Marxism Shifted from Economics to Culture

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/26/2018

Some Marxists have been quite explicit about their desire to apply the Marxist idea of exploitation to nearly every facet of society.

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What Insurance Companies’ Response to Hurricane Florence Can Teach Us About the Business Cycle

Blog10/03/2018

The temporary surge in hurricane-related economic activity can in some ways help us understand the effects of the equally-temporary surge in activity related to an economic boom.

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