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Do We Consent to Government by Refusing to Emigrate?

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/08/2019

John Locke was ridiculed for suggesting that people "consent" to their government by not emigrating. Hume suggested this theory could be used to claim consent for even the most outrageous tyrants.

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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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Digital Cash: Another Dangerous New Idea in Monetary Policy

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

"Digital cash" is the latest terrible idea from those who want to give central banks more power to meddle in the economy.

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Does the State Care More About Tax Evasion than Murder?

Legal System

Blog05/24/2019

Given the government's terrible record in capturing and punishing real criminals, while devoting ever-more resources to punishing tax evasion, it appears the government cares more about the pursuit of tax thieves than providing justice for victims of violent crime.

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Do We Really Have a Decade Left to Solve Climate Change?

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentInterventionism

Blog05/17/2019

The scare tactics from Beto O'Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez​ is yet another example demonstrating the farce of the climate change policy debate. 

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Does Economic Stability Contribute to Growth?

Blog04/10/2019

Attempts at stabilizing the economy distort economic signals and cause economic instability, rather than preventing it.

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Dear Mr. President, Security Does Not Create Development

Blog04/09/2019

Even though security might be a necessary condition for development, it is not a sufficient one.

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Decades of Transit Trouble on New York's Subways

Blog03/23/2019

Although the subway was never totally private, the history of government's expanded role in running the system has been a history of higher fares and worse service. 

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