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How to Avoid Civil War: Decentralization, Nullification, Secession

Decentralization and Secession

Blog12/04/2019

So long as we insist the federal government can force one law, one culture, and one sort of politics on all of America, the US is headed down the road of civil war. Only decentralization and separation can partly defuse the situation.

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How Entrepreneurs Learn from the Marketplace

The Entrepreneur

Blog11/28/2019

In a world of demanding and ever-changing consumers, there is always a way to do things better, with greater quality, and at a lower price. Entrepreneurs must learn how to do this, or they will lose out to those who can.

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How School Districts Put Politics Before Children

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/02/2019

School boards are political institutions often more interested in social policy than in education.

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How Entrepreneurs Discover Market Opportunities Through Dissatisfaction

The Entrepreneur

Blog10/15/2019

Entrepreneurs try to find gaps in the marketplace where consumers are not quite satisfied with the status quo. Successful entrepreneurs then fill in those gaps.

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Have Free-Market Economists Conquered the World?

U.S. History

Blog10/14/2019

Both left and right now repeatedly push a myth: the myth that governments have been taken over by laissez-faire hard-core free-market economists who have turned the world into a landscape of untrammeled capitalism.

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Homicides in the US Fall for Second Year as Murder Rate Drops in 38 States

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog10/07/2019

In spite of the fact we are told the US is in the grip of a gun violence crisis, new FBI data shows murder rates dropped for the second year in 2018, falling back near 50-year lows.

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Harry Jaffa, Michael Anton, and Me

Blog10/03/2019

Harry Jaffa's disciples are rather sensitive to criticism.

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How Government Regulations Mean Fewer Doctors

Blog09/26/2019

Governments fund and regulates the overwhelming majority of post-med-school residencies. Not surprisingly, there is now a shortage in residency positions. And government refuses to allow for greater freedom in licensing foreign doctors.

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