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Decentralize the Drug War — On the Way to Abolishing It

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/08/2019

Victories against the drug war have all come first at the local level, and only then does the national government slowly back off its drive to dictate to Americans what they can eat or smoke.

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The Welfare State is Tearing Sweden Apart

Blog05/28/2019

The welfare state is a key ingredient in sowing social mistrust and discord among diverse groups in Sweden.

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Florida’s New Teacher Carry Law is a Decent First Step

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog05/27/2019

When it comes to school safety, a good place to start is by allowing local jurisdictions to reassert local control in their own communities.

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Why the Elites Look Down on Manual Labor

Labor and Wages

Blog05/18/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is aghast that some people like to pick up a few bucks doing work which brings no prestige. This is part of a larger obsession among politicians with de-valuing and working against unglamorous jobs that involve "dirty" work.

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Forget "States' Rights" — States Are Too Big, Too

Blog05/03/2019

The effort to nullify gun laws at the county level illustrate how the relationship between citizens and government can be quite different at a more local level.

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Against the Primacy of Politics — Against the Overestimation of Majority Principle

Big GovernmentInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/26/2019

The Swiss “Landsgemeinde” assembly provides some insight into how to create a less-bad form of political power. But that's still worse than true self-determination.

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Why Do Socialists Hate Families?

Political Theory

Blog04/26/2019

Families provide an example of social bonds without private property, prices, and “capitalist exploitation.” So, it's odd that Marx wanted to abolish the family.

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Will Conservatives See the Light on Secession?

U.S. History

Blog04/18/2019

Many on the Left still cling to the idea that if they can only elect "the right people," everything will be fine. This is a doomed strategy.

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