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Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory
Economist James Buchanan thinks that a state is necessary, because people wouldn't be able to agree on the boundaries of their rights.
Philosophy and Methodology
Is the fact that other intelligent and well-informed people are antimarket reason for us to be less confident in our promarket convictions?
Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory
The economic nationalist faces a dilemma. Foreign aid handouts and economic protectionism are not only wholly compatible in theory, but the effects of foreign aid perfectly complement economic nationalists’ goals.
Book ReviewsDecentralization and SecessionU.S. History
DiLorenzo demolishes the mythological view that Lincoln's primary motive for opposing secession in 1861 was his distaste for slavery.
Berns thinks America has a fundamental problem: he believes not enough people in America are willing to sacrifice their lives to the state.
ProgressivismPovertyPhilosophy and Methodology
Ultimately, the case for equality doesn’t amount to more than “You must believe in equality—because you must!”
Central BanksInflationMonetary Policy
If we choose to break the state monopoly of money and allow private digital currencies to compete, a myriad of different solutions will emerge to serve a myriad of different needs.
Nozick tries and fails to show how a minimal state might justifiably arise from Rothbardian anarchy.