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Why "One Man, One Vote" Doesn't Work

Decentralization and Secession

Blog01/23/2020

Efforts to abolish the US Senate because it's "undemocratic" employ a very crude and dangerous type of majoritarianism.

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Meet the Spendthrifts

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/23/2020

If the government were a sitcom family, they would be called the Spendthrifts, and no one would dream of trusting them with credit.

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Trade Sanctions Are Both Immoral and Ineffective

Protectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/23/2020

Sanctions have a long history of failure. The US government's recent sanctions on Iran will likely be no different, but they will certainly be harmful to the Iranian people.

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Jeff Deist: The Tom Woods Interview

Biographies

01/22/2020The Austrian
A fun interview which looks back on the Ron Paul Revolution, and provides insight into how he crafted a populist message for ordinary people across the country tired of top-down bureaucratic control from DC.
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Peaceful Market Exchange—Not Politics—Harnesses the Value of Diversity

Free MarketsMedia and CultureProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/22/2020

Whether diversity is a social benefit depends on whether it creates excuses to fight each other for special treatment. Politicizing our differences is far more likely to make diversity a source of conflict.

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The Majority of Virginia Homicides Come from Only Two Metro Areas

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog01/22/2020

Just two metro areas in Virginia reported more homicides than all the rest of the state combined.

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Why Bad GDP Metrics Lead to Bad Policy

Booms and Busts

Blog01/22/2020

Our flawed economic measure called GDP leads to a flawed and skewed view of the economy in which consumer spending is the most important metric.

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The Limits of Economic Calculation

Calculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

Blog01/21/2020

It is possible to determine in terms of money prices the sum of the income or the wealth of a number of people. But it is nonsensical to reckon national income or national wealth.

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