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Fewer than Half of Violent Crimes Are Solved in America

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/06/2019

Fewer than half the homicides in the US end with a conviction in court. The rate for other violent crimes is even worse. Meanwhile, 80 percent of arrests are for petty offenses.

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China Abandoned Hard-Core Socialism — So Progessives Abandoned China

World History

Blog06/06/2019

Progressives like John Kenneth Galbraith no longer heap praise on China, given that it long ago abandoned Mao’s austere communism. Instead, modern progressive economists like Joe Stiglitz save their acclaim for the economies of places like Cuba and Venezuela.

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The Next British Prime Minister: Is There a Least-Worst Candidate?

World History

Blog06/06/2019

Tory MPs vying for the Prime Ministership mostly all vote alike on taxes and foreign policy. So only the issue of Brexit separates the bad from the very bad candidates.

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Every Law "Legislates Morality" — From Abortion to Minimum Wage

Legal System

06/06/2019Audio/Video
Virtually all laws involve "legislating morality." When people use this phrase they often really just mean "I want laws to back my version of morality, not yours."
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Two Years After Trump's Exit from the Paris Agreement, It's Proven To Be a Farce

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyInterventionism

Blog06/05/2019

Environmental activists admit that the Paris Agreement wasn't a "solution" to climate change, they should actually be thanking Trump for abandoning it.

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Good Fascists and Bad Fascists

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

06/05/2019Mises Daily Articles
People often flirt with the idea that we need a little bit of fascism — but only on the side of God and democracy.
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In Africa, Poverty Grows Because of the Elites' Anti-Capitalism

Global Economy

Blog06/05/2019

Both ideological anti-capitalism and economic factors contribute to the way Africa lags the rest of the world in the conquest of poverty.

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World War II: A Reading List

War and Foreign Policy

Blog06/05/2019

These books and authors offer a more realistic view of the moral problems with the American state's conduct in "the good war," World War II.

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