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The Death of Venezuelan Federalism — and the Rise of Socialism

As Venezuela shows, the abolition of federalism and other forms of decentralization have often been a prelude to a turn toward socialism.

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In Federal Courts, the Worst Rise to the Top

Legal System

Blog11/09/2018

With far too much time and money on their hands, federal prosecutors have now turned private basketball agreements into a matter for federal criminal prosecution.

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Brett Kavanaugh, The Duke Lacrosse Team, and Déjà vu

Legal System

Blog10/20/2018

Politicians never let due process or evidence stand in the way of a declaration of guilt.

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Why Venezuela Is Starving

SocialismWorld History

Blog10/02/2018

At the end of July 2018, the National Assembly estimated that each week six Venezuelan children die of starvation.

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In Eastern Europe and Russia, Reminders of Communist Horrors Are Everywhere

SocialismWorld History

Blog09/06/2018

If a century of bloodshed, murder, vast prison systems, and starvation won’t convince the advocates of communism among American millennials, then perhaps nothing will.

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The Key Word in "Democratic Socialism" is "Socialism"

SocialismWorld History

Blog08/08/2018

All socialist states, including democratic ones, demand obedience and conformity in their economic and cultural diktats. And there is no kind and gentle way of snuffing out resistance.

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Can France Really Welcome All the World's Poor?

Cronyism and CorporatismLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog07/30/2018

The dominant immigration narrative in France ignores the importance of free trade, freedom in employment, and the importance of voluntary charity.

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PC and the Bureaucratization of the Economy

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog07/11/2018

Profit-oriented business organizations that demand political conformity in the workplace are mimicking government agencies, and we must turn to Mises's book Bureaucracy for guidance.

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