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The End of the Nation-State

World History

Blog08/10/2017
The problem is that government is based on coercion, and it is, at a minimum, suboptimal to base a social structure on institutionalized coercion.
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The Origins of the Crack-Baby Myth

Blog07/24/2017
Like much of the propaganda surrounding the Drug War, the media-invented crack-baby stories generally ignored the scientific facts.
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The Tragedy of the Commons in the American Prison System

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/11/2017
The war on drugs actually pushes violent criminals back onto the streets in order to devote resources to non-violent criminals.
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The Tragedy of the Commons in the Courtroom

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog06/22/2017
Since using the court system costs them nothing, police and prosecutors have an incentive to load up the court system with non-violent "crimes."
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There Ain’t no Economics in Economic Impact Studies

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/28/2017
Interest groups often commission "impact studies" that just happen to prove the economy will benefit from whatever the interest group wants to do.
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The Racist History of Minimum Wage Laws

Big GovernmentU.S. History

Blog04/16/2017
Historically, minimum wage laws have done a lot to stifle employment among African-Americans. The trend continues today.
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The Swiss Private Bankers Should Be a Model for Bankers Everywhere

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

American chain banks have become just glorified ATM machines. But there is a model of banking that offers something quite different.

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