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Why Private Roads Would Have Fewer Traffic James

52 min agoPower & Market

If prices were allowed to adjust to demand, the price of using a given highway would increase when more people want to use it and decrease when fewer people want to use it.

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Why Most People Embrace the State — And Why Some Will Always Reject It

World History

Blog06/15/2019

Not all the public is deluded or sunk into habitual submission. In contrast to "the brutish mass," there is always an elite who will understand the reality of the situation.

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Why Ignoring Time-Preference is the Fundamental Mistake of Central Bankers

Money and BanksCapital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/12/2019

Ignoring time preference is the fundamental error behind monetary planning. It is why in a successful economy, monetary intervention by the state is kept to a bare minimum, or preferably banished altogether.

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What Universities Won't Teach College Students About the Economics of Climate Change

Big GovernmentEducationThe Environment

Blog06/10/2019

The rhetorical framing of "climate change" is far removed from the underlying research. And the real-world costs of "doing something" are rarely considered.

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World War II: A Reading List

War and Foreign Policy

Blog06/05/2019

These books and authors offer a more realistic view of the moral problems with the American state's conduct in "the good war," World War II.

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What Social Contract? Parents of Parkland School Victims Suing Do-Nothing Sheriff's Department

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/04/2019

In addition to having no obligation to intervene to protect the public, government law-enforcement agencies are protected by many layers of formal immunity which allow them to both abuse their power and neglect their duties without any significant repercussions to themselves or to budgets.

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Why Gun Ownership Rates Tell Us Little About Homicide Trends in America

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/04/2019

Homicide trends in America are driven by deeply entrenched historical and cultural factors that extend far beyond the prevalence of gun ownership.

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