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Preelection Survey: What Is This Election About?

Blog11/03/2020

In this timely series, several Mises Institute scholars and writers come together to discuss the themes running through the 2020 election race and the most important policy issues for the American presidency.

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The Idea that Democracy Is the Same as Liberty Is a Weapon in the Hands of Despots

Blog11/03/2020

Probably no other belief is now so much a threat to liberty…as the one that democracy, by itself alone, guarantees liberty.

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Massachusetts Is Back with More "Right to Repair" Nonsense

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/02/2020

The new "right to repair" measure on the ballot in Massachusetts has very little to do with rights, and a lot to do with new costly and bureaucratic mandates on automakers. 

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Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem Exposes a Big Problem with Democracy

Blog11/02/2020

Kenneth Arrow showed in 1951 that the entire project of social choice theory rested on quicksand.

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The Benefits of Secession Are Becoming Increasingly Obvious

Decentralization and Secession

Blog10/31/2020

"Countries threaten to split apart when their people seem hopelessly divided….We’re less united today than we’ve been at any time since the Civil War."

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

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2020

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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Close Elections Force Us to Ask Unpleasant Questions about Democracy

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2020

A very close or contested election would remind us that elections do not demonstrate "the will of the people" and that national unity is founded on some very fragile myths. 

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American Voters: Don't Look to Europe as a Model

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomTaxes and Spending

Blog10/31/2020

As we face a second wave of coronavirus outbreak in Europe, we know that the March measures and aggressive lockdowns were a grave mistake.

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