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Why There's a Left-Right Divide among Libertarians

Political Theory

Blog3 hours ago

Like it or not, libertarians have divided themselves along left-right lines. Here's a brief explanation.

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The Covid Crisis Has Helped Make the Blueprint for a European Superstate

Big GovernmentCentral BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog08/08/2020

The “cure” to the current crisis that is forced upon all Europeans now is not just worse than the disease; it is the disease.

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Hayekian Coercion

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog08/07/2020

The political theorist Douglas W. Rae argues that to get the advantages of Hayekian freedom, everybody should be guaranteed a minimum amount of resources so that they can fully participate in the market.

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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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