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Bring Back the Constitution's Prohibiton of Double Jeopardy

Legal System

Blog08/23/2019

The Fifth Amendment in the Bill of Rights prohibits trying a person twice for the same crime. But the federal government now routinely ignores this.

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Government Prosecutors Are Out of Control

Legal System

Blog08/21/2019

While repealing laws and police reforms are important in alleviating mass incarceration, the problem is likely to continue as long as prosecutors are permitted to operate with so few constraints.

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The Problem with Private Prisons Is Not that They Are Private

Blog08/15/2019

Private prisons are private in name only. They are merely adjuncts of the state, and the real problem is these prisons warehouse many people the state should not have put in prison in the first place.

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Federal Judges Are Waging War on the Fourth Amendment

Legal System

Blog08/08/2019

Federal judges have served as loyal foot soldiers for police who enthusiastically use every trick in the book to violate and nullify the Bill of Rights.

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From God or the Sword?

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

08/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
Any profitable inquiry into the character of the American State must therefore take into account the distinction between making a living by production and gaining a living by predation; that is, between economics and politics.
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How Qualified Immunity Became Absolute Immunity for Police Officers

Legal System

Blog08/01/2019

Qualified immunity is the clearest example that the rule of law is dead (or, perhaps, never existed); government officials live by one set of rules, and the rest of us live by another.

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Literature, Culture, and Economics

BiographiesEducationMedia and Culture

07/30/2019The Austrian
Teaching literature has changed now that the humanities have become a species of what is known as grievance studies, concerned with whether a given author is sexist or racist or classist. This is a cultural shift in education, and not for the better.
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Escaping Poverty — Not Inequality — Is What Matters

Poverty

Blog06/27/2019

Some people get richer faster than other people. But what really matters is increasing access to everyday necessities (and luxuries) for everyone.

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