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Why Governors Should Veto National Guard Deployments More Often

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/17/2018

California's governor refuses to send National Guard troops to the border on Trump's terms. State governments should refuse to send troops far more often than this. 

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Warren Buffett and The New York Times Are Still Wrong About Taxes

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog04/14/2018

Timothy Egan in The New York Times evokes Warren Buffett in a recent article on taxes. Unfortunately both men are completely wrong. 

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Why Marx Hated Individualism

Free MarketsSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog03/29/2018

The capitalist system is a system in which promotion is precisely according to merit. Marx didn't like that.

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Why (Most) Children Shouldn't Vote

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/19/2018

Whether or not a child should vote depends on whether or not he or she is a net taxpayer. 

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Why Newspapers Are Going Out of Business

Media and CultureValue and Exchange

Blog03/17/2018

Newspapers apparently have a very high opinion of the quality of the product they're turning out. Many consumers seem to disagree. 

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Why States Don't Require Blood Tests for Marriages Anymore

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018

States used to mandate that couples take blood tests before being allowed to obtain a marriage license. Fortunately, that is now a thing of the past.

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Why California Has the Nation's Worst Poverty Rate

PovertyTaxes and Spending

Blog01/17/2018
Earlier this week, the 'LA Times' reminded its readers that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation.
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Will the Dollar Survive the Rise of the Yuan and the End of the Petrodollar?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/10/2018
The dollar’s hegemony is being directly challenged by China, which is not shy about promoting her own currency as her preferred settlement medium.
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