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Secession Movements in Mexico Challenge Federal Power

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyWorld History

Blog01/31/2018
Mexican towns and cities are turning to partial secession to fight crime and corruption. Will the central government let them get away with it?
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School Vouchers Are Basically Food Stamps

Taxes and SpendingPrices

Blog01/04/2018
Governments already use vouchers in many areas, including food and housing. Fortunately, those vouchers only go to a small portion of the population.
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Stop Saying "We're a Republic, Not a Democracy"

U.S. History

Blog11/03/2017

Madison's ideas of "democracy" and "mob rule" apply to no regime today, and no modern self-styled "democracy" fits Madison's definition.

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Stop Wrapping the Flag Around Pro Sports

Blog09/26/2017
In the past, the NFL has happily politicized the sport in exchange for some money from the Pentagon. Now the strategy may end in a marketing disaster.
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Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/24/2017
Southern secession was indeed motivated by slavery. But the war the North waged in response was not motivated by abolitionism.
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Studying the Climate Doesn't Make You an Expert on Economics and Politics

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog06/01/2017
One need not have any opinion about climate science at all to see that the Paris Climate Agreement relies on very bad planning and very bad economics.
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Social Justice and Mediocre Intellectuals

Big Government

Blog05/01/2017
No intelligent man could fail to recognize that the left's aim was the abolition of the individual's freedom.
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Stanley Fischer on Monetary "Rules" and the FOMC

Blog03/03/2017
The decision-making model at the Fed is top-notch. We know because Stanley Fischer tells us so.
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