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Why the Swiss Voted for More Gun Control

World History

Blog2 hours ago

What is particularly scary is that the whole argument for the new law was not really about saving lives or reducing gun violence, but is really about Brussels ordering Switzerland to modify gun laws to comply with EU gun control standards.

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Cuba Rations Food As Its Socialist Economy Enters Crisis Mode

Socialism

Blog06/11/2019

While many have been talking about Venezuela's food shortages,  Cuba is now implementing a rationing program to combat its very own socialism-induced shortages of basic goods.

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Decentralize the Drug War — On the Way to Abolishing It

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/08/2019

Victories against the drug war have all come first at the local level, and only then does the national government slowly back off its drive to dictate to Americans what they can eat or smoke.

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The Welfare State is Tearing Sweden Apart

Blog05/28/2019

The welfare state is a key ingredient in sowing social mistrust and discord among diverse groups in Sweden.

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Florida’s New Teacher Carry Law is a Decent First Step

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog05/27/2019

When it comes to school safety, a good place to start is by allowing local jurisdictions to reassert local control in their own communities.

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Why the Elites Look Down on Manual Labor

Labor and Wages

Blog05/18/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is aghast that some people like to pick up a few bucks doing work which brings no prestige. This is part of a larger obsession among politicians with de-valuing and working against unglamorous jobs that involve "dirty" work.

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Forget "States' Rights" — States Are Too Big, Too

Blog05/03/2019

The effort to nullify gun laws at the county level illustrate how the relationship between citizens and government can be quite different at a more local level.

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Against the Primacy of Politics — Against the Overestimation of Majority Principle

Big GovernmentInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/26/2019

The Swiss “Landsgemeinde” assembly provides some insight into how to create a less-bad form of political power. But that's still worse than true self-determination.

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