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Big GovernmentInterventionismPolitical Theory
The Swiss “Landsgemeinde” assembly provides some insight into how to create a less-bad form of political power. But that's still worse than true self-determination.
Families provide an example of social bonds without private property, prices, and “capitalist exploitation.” So, it's odd that Marx wanted to abolish the family.
Many on the Left still cling to the idea that if they can only elect "the right people," everything will be fine. This is a doomed strategy.
Government policies designed to encourage you — or force you — to "buy local" reduce our standard of living while encouraging class conflict.
The New Deal invigorated a bureaucratic state which had already done much to limit the entrepreneurial opportunities of Americans of all racial and economic backgrounds.
Even though security might be a necessary condition for development, it is not a sufficient one.
Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages
Mandatory parental leave imposes costs on employees who don't qualify for leave, and on the employers themselves — driving down demand for workers, and raising unemployment.
It doesn't look like French populism is going away, and this may be an opportunity to finally chip away at the country's paralyzing bureaucracy.