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Nationalism as National Liberation: Lessons from the End of the Cold War

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog02/19/2020

If we regard nationalism as necessarily harmful, we end up supporting the Soviet Union, and every empire and two-bit dictator who manages to hammer together a variety of disparate groups under a single national banner.

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Now Is the Time to De-Escalate War with Iran

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/06/2020

The Iraqi parliament response to the recent US airstrike — expelling all US troops from Iraq — suggests that an escalation of the ongoing US-Iran conflict would not be as simple as pro-war factions of the US regime would like it to be.

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No, Capitalism Doesn’t Threaten Humanity

Big GovernmentThe EntrepreneurFree Markets

Blog10/04/2019

Anti-capitalist promoters of "climate justice" ignore all of the evidence of capitalism’s benefits staring us in the face.

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Nationalism, Socialism, and Violent Revolution

SocialismWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/02/2019

Marx said that what he wanted was to create a one-world state. And that was Lenin’s idea too.

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New Houses Are Getting Smaller — But They're Still Much Larger Than What Your Grandparents Had

Blog03/08/2019

The size of new houses has shrunk since 2015. (Houses are still two-thirds larger than they were 50 years ago.) But will local governments let developers build smaller, simpler, more affordable housing?

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No, Voting Doesn't Mean You "Support the System"

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog11/05/2018

Voting "no" on a tax increase doesn't mean you really consented to it. And Lysander Spooner argued there's not anything wrong with voting "defensively."

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No Matter How You Vote, Politicians Don't Represent You

Blog11/03/2018

We're often told that submission to government edicts is "voluntary" because we have "representative" government. The evidence suggests, however, that politicians don't represent their constituents. Nor could they, even if they wanted to.

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