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"Victim-Centered" Justice Is a Threat to Due Process

Legal System

Blog33 min ago

A guilty-until-proven-innocent mentality is winning at many colleges where a “believe the women” ideology dominates. Now these trends are making inroads into criminal justice even off-campus. 

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What Biden/Harris Will Do

Cronyism and CorporatismTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/20/2021

Will Biden/Harris be a transformative administration?

 
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Halfway to Secession: Unity on Foreign Policy, Disunity on Domestic Policy

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog01/20/2021

Expect opponents of secession and decentralization to start claiming that neither option is acceptable because any big change to the status quo could endanger American "strength" in foreign policy. Don't listen to them. 

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Biden Can Now Launch the Nukes and Unleash World War III Whenever He Feels Like It

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/20/2021

The power to incinerate a billion or more human beings over morning coffee remains in the power of the president. This morning Biden supporters on Twitter were ecstatic over the video of the nuclear launch equipment being handed over to Biden.

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Time Preference, Interest Rates, and Stagflation

Money and Banks

Blog01/20/2021

As a result of past reckless fiscal and monetary policies the pool of real wealth could be declining. If so, stagflation will result. 

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Why Governments Want More Centralization—and Less Federalism

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog01/20/2021

America’s founders did not envision the federal government as the domineering senior partner in almost everything. What was once best described as “sovereign States, united solely for specified joint purposes” has been largely eviscerated.

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The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/20/2021

It’s hard to be optimistic about a Biden administration with so many hyperinterventionist Obama retreads. Get ready for new wars and "regime change" operations. 

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Unintended Consequences: Some Problems with National Income Accounting

Value and Exchange

Blog01/20/2021

It's not that we need to rid ourselves of the baggage of macrostatistics completely. Rather, we need to 1) critically assess whether they are appropriate, if so, 2) for what role, and finally 3) whether they are consistent as a tool we can use to tell the story we want.

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