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There Was a Time When the Feds Took Habeas Corpus Seriously

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/05/2018

Lincoln's disregard for rights of due process was once highly controversial. And the old "we're at war" trick wasn't seen as a convincing excuse. 

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The Hanseatic League: An "Empire" of Commerce

Decentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

The prosperous League had no coherent political organization, and there was no clearly defined administrative center or a system for raising taxes.
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Two Portraits from the American Civil War

U.S. History

Blog12/09/2017
Among Northerners who rallied for war, nationalism, and not abolitionism, was the dominant factor.
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The Swiss Way of Health

HealthTaxes and SpendingWorld History

Switzerland employs an insurance and voucher based healthcare system that is primarily private, and highly effective.

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The Latest Innovation in Inflation Targeting

Money and BanksStrategy

Blog10/26/2017

The two-percent inflation goal is now being modified to allow for even higher inflation goals in the short term.

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The Chinese Exclusion Act Was An Assault on Private Property

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog10/14/2017
Many private employers were contracting with Chinese workers to move to California and work. And then Congress outlawed the contracts.
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The Story that Netflix’s Heroin(e) Fails to Cover

Legal SystemProtectionism and Free TradePrices

Blog10/07/2017
The state provides incentives to doctors to over-prescribe opioid painkillers. An addiction crisis has followed.
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Taxation, Slavery, and Consent

Labor and WagesU.S. History

Blog08/18/2017
Slavery has never been defined by the brutality of the conditions under which a person labored; but by the lack of consent.
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