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Being Right Isn't Enough

Education

Blog03/20/2018

The only real cure for too much debt is an orderly process of liquidation. No bailouts. No subsidies. No taxpayer involvement.

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The Political Economy of Protectionism

Free MarketsFrom the ArchivesProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog03/08/2018

Protectionism may provide some short-term benefits to a small number of special interests, but at much greater costs to the rest of society.

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Jeff Sessions is Wrong: Nothing is "Settled"

Decentralization and SecessionStrategyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog03/08/2018

Can political arrangements be dissolved peacefully? Legally? At the ballot box? By any mechanism short of outright violence and civil war?

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Why Politicians so Often Fail to Protect the Property Rights of the Poor

Bureaucracy and RegulationPoverty

Blog03/06/2018

Throughout US history, government agents have often discarded "pure" property rights in favor of "development." 

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No, the President Is Not Our Coach

Big Government

Blog03/03/2018

In spite of what Laura Ingraham and some pro athletes seem to think, the president is not in any way America's "coach." 

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Economists and the Emergence of Antitrust

Monopoly and Competition

Blog02/23/2018
Economists who believe that there was once a "golden age of antitrust" have never produced any evidence of such an age.
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Guns and Schools: Can the Market do Better?

The Police StatePolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog02/21/2018
People want safe neighborhoods and schools, which is just another way to say there is a market for them.
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James Buchanan on Methodological Individualism and the Market Process

Philosophy and MethodologySubjectivism

Blog02/08/2018
A rigorous application of methodological individualism is perhaps what most separates the Austrian and Public Choice schools from most others.
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