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Grant Statehood to America's Core Cities

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/29/2017

City governments and state government are increasingly at odds over issues like immigration. The answer lies in states bidding some cities "farewell."

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Gun Control Laws Have Failed Latin America

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog08/23/2017
High-crime countries like Brazil and Venezuela employ draconian gun-control laws. Law-abiding citizens are thus often left defenseless.
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Government Workers Don't Magically Become Altruists

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/28/2017
Why should one assume that those in control of the state would act in a way more in accord with justice than would actors on the private market?
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Getting Taxpayer-Funded Free Stuff Is not "Religious Liberty"

Blog06/30/2017
Getting government grants is not the same thing as being able to freely enjoy one's freedom. After all, government grants are the result of violating someone's else property rights first.
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Government Medicine: Court Declares Child Should Die Rather Than Receive Privately-Funded Health Care

HealthLegal System

Blog06/29/2017
Once you're inside the state's healthcare system, you may find it's impossible to get out. Even if you're seeking only privately funded treatment.
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Government as the Source of Monopoly: US Airlines Edition

Monopoly and Competition

Blog06/16/2017
"Is Government the Source of Monopoly?" asked Chicago economist Yale Brozen. Yes, he answered.
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Government Guaranteed Income is Not a Solution

Big GovernmentLabor and WagesU.S. Economy

Blog06/12/2017
Henry Hazlitt's critique of Milton Friedman's Negative Income Tax remains relevant as libertarians continue to embrace Universal Basic Income.
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Gold vs. Fluctuating Fiat Exchange Rates

Gold StandardMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/02/2017
Without gold, without an international money, the world is destined to stumble into one accelerated monetary crisis after another.
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