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How Historians Changed the Meaning of "Liberalism"

Political Theory

Blog07/02/2020

Liberalism was the most popular and influential ideology during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. So, every new socialist and authoritarian movement defined itself as "liberal" to capitalize on liberalism's popularity and importance.

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How Government Spending Hurts the Economy

Blog01/25/2019

The lack of spending during a shutdown wouldn't be a problem if the government hadn't already extracted so much wealth from the private sector to begin with.

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Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/09/2017
The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime worse than any that Japanese generals were executed for in Tokyo and Manila.
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How To Have Law Without Legislation

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/07/2017
Decree that no violence may be initiated against another man, and all the loopholes for tyranny would be swept away.
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How to Look at Tariffs

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/17/2017

The upshot is that protectionism is not only nonsense, but dangerous nonsense.

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How Political Competition Made Europe Rich

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/26/2017
Political decentralization is “the essence of the spirit of Europe.” It is what made room for the merchant to trade and for the worker to innovate.
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