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Do We Really Need a Federal Ban on Horse Meat?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. Economy

Blog11/21/2017
The federal government has banned the slaughter of horses, although horse meat was commonly used in the US just a generation ago.
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Duties Imposed Against Chinese "Dumping" Hurt American Consumers

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/16/2017
Democrats and Republicans all need to get over this mercantilist obsession over an imbalance of trade.
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Disaster in Red: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Russian Socialist Revolution

SocialismWorld History

Blog11/08/2017
We are still fighting the battle between the ideologies of freedom and individualism versus political planning and collectivism today.
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Don't Trust the US Government on Missile Defense

StrategyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/01/2017
The US state is empowered by the idea that it can wage wars at will without the American domestic population facing any risk of retaliation.
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Did the Indians Understand the Concept of Private Property?

U.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog10/09/2017
On Columbus Day, it's helpful to remember that the American Indians have always been rational users of private property, just like everyone else.
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Does Ethnic Heterogeneity Make Homicide Worse in the Americas?

Legal SystemPovertyWorld History

Blog10/06/2017
"Social disorganization" — and thus higher crime rates — are often a result of interactions between different and competing cultural groups.
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Dickinson: We Cannot Be Happy without Being Free

U.S. History

Blog09/30/2017
Of all his writings, perhaps most important were his 'Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies.'
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