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Gun Laws and Decentralization: Lessons from "Constitutional Carry"

Decentralization and Secession

Blog03/27/2021

Forty years ago, the US had almost no legal concealed carry. Then over just a few decades, eighteen states adopted full-blown "constitutional carry" provisions, with many other states adopting concealed carry provisions as well. 

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Colonies Compared: Why British Colonies Were More Economically Successful

World History

Blog03/27/2021

The fact that colonial empires often differ significantly in their outcomes can serve to provide us with insights into what sorts of government policies are the most and least harmful.

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Terminate NATO

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/27/2021

Since the USSR unexpectedly collapsed, NATO has been going around poking hornets' nests and finding new enemies hoping to justify its existence. It's time to shut the whole thing down. 

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Decentralization Is a Step toward Self-Determination

Decentralization and Secession

Blog03/26/2021

Ludwig von Mises understood that locally based governance "follows necessarily from the principle of the rights of man.” And it's why Rothbard supported secession and local governance right down to the most local level possible. 

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This NYTimes Writer Thinks Too Much "Small Government" Caused the Covid Crisis

U.S. History

Blog03/26/2021

After the economic disaster created by the lockdowns, media chattering heads still have the gall to claim that too little government and spending caused the crisis.

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Why Beijing Wants a Digital Yuan

World History

Blog03/26/2021

The Chinese regime hopes it can use a digital yuan to challenge the supremacy of the US dollar. That brings a host of geopolitical advantages, as well. 

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Homicides Are Way Up in 2020, and Covid Lockdowns Are a Likely Cause

Legal System

Blog03/25/2021

If we’re going to ask ourselves what might have caused such an unusually large rise in homicide, we ought to look for very unusual events. Covid lockdowns certainly fit the bill. 

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Economic Prosperity Is a Prerequisite for All Other Kinds of Prosperity

Philosophy

Blog03/25/2021

Both Ludwig von Mises and Abraham Maslow understood that unless we first secure the benefits of economic progress, it becomes impossible to pursue higher human wants and needs.

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