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Repealing Useless and Abusive Laws Might Do More Good Than "Defunding" the Police

Legal SystemStrategyThe Police State

Blog06/23/2020

"Defunding" the police isn't likely to actually lessen the control the state has over our lives. But repealing countless laws that give police far too much power would certainly help.

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Did (Classical) Liberalism Fail? If It Had, Things Would Be Much Worse Than They Are

U.S. History

Blog06/22/2020

The Left continues to attack classical liberalism (although they now call it "neoliberalism") precisely because it's the liberal ideology that continues to provide the most consistent opposition to the leftist program. If liberalism had failed, the Left wouldn't still be attacking it.

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How the Monopoly Power of Police Agencies Encourages Abuse

StrategyThe Police State

Blog06/22/2020

Whether or not race is a factor, the monopoly power enjoyed by police agencies (and other government agencies) creates the conditions likely to lead to more abuse of power.

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Central Bankers Will Bring Us Economic Stagnation

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog06/22/2020

Central bank policies that rely on ultralow interest rates have been shown to bring economic stagnation. Unfortunately, central bankers don't seem to have any other ideas.

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After the Lockdowns, Government "Fixes" for the Economy Will Make Things Even Worse

InflationFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog06/20/2020

Like during the 1930s, governments are turning to new programs and schemes that will only prolong the crisis and makes things worse.

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COVID Lockdowns Crippled the Division of Labor, Setting the Stage for Civil Unrest

InterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/20/2020

The division of labor promotes peaceful exchange and continues peace. But this can all break down when governments intervene to prevent peaceful interaction and when government incompetence promotes violence.

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Some Conservatives Want Americans to Abandon Classical Liberalism. Don't Listen to Them.

U.S. Economy

Blog06/19/2020

Some conservatives increasingly reject America's well-established classical liberal traditions of laissez-faire and free choice. These conservatives insist that we need a strong state to "make America great again." They're wrong.

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Does the Free Market Corrupt People?

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPrices

Blog06/19/2020

Michael Sandel doesn't like capitalism. But he can't seem to manage an economic argument for why. He's content to claim that capitalism is morally corrupting, converting anticapitalism into a sort of pseudoreligious faith.

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