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Why the Swiss Voted for More Gun Control

World History

Blog06/19/2019

What is particularly scary is that the whole argument for the new law was not really about saving lives or reducing gun violence, but is really about Brussels ordering Switzerland to modify gun laws to comply with EU gun control standards.

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Why Are Progressives so Bad at Governing?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/19/2019

From crumbling public transport to rampant homelessness, progressive politicians are terrible at running the government once they are in power.

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World War I: A Revisionist Reading List

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/18/2019

These books and authors criticize the decision of the United States in 1917 to enter WWI, the bad results of the treaties that ended the war, and the propaganda designed to induce the public to accept the war against the Central Powers.

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Why Private Roads Would Have Fewer Traffic Jams

06/18/2019Power & 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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