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Decentralization and the Rise of the West: The European Miracle Revisited

Decentralization and SecessionEconomic FreedomPolitical Theory

Blog04/26/2022

Why did Europe advance economically in the postmedieval period? Bas Spliet looks to the writings of Ralph Raico and Hans-Hermann Hoppe for answers.

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Elon Musk Bought Twitter, and the Pundits Sure Are Mad

U.S. History

Blog04/25/2022

Elon Musk just bought Twitter, and Twitter's most active users—a group composed largely of mainstream journalists—can't stand the idea that a social media platform might actually tolerate dissenting voices.

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Reckless Associations: The Ruling Class Creates New Legal Theory to Stifle Free Speech

Law

Blog04/25/2022

The war on free speech has been given a boost by a new legal theory called "reckless associations," the "leaders" of an association that allegedly harms someone else are declared liable for that harm.

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Economic Theory Begins with Human Action, Not Data Sets

Booms and BustsFree MarketsAustrian Economics OverviewPraxeology

Blog04/25/2022

Austrian economics begins with logical deductions made from what we know about human action, not data sets that are subject to change.

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Reparations for Government-Imposed Property Theft Are Justified and Necessary

ProgressivismProperty Rights

Blog04/22/2022

Reparations is a buzzword in the present political climate, but most plans involve an expansion of the welfare state. But there is a form of reparations that is legitimate.

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Disney's Corporate Welfare Is Modern Mercantilism

U.S. Economy

Blog04/22/2022

Disney's special legal status in Florida is reminiscent of the mercantilist corporations of old. They were granted favors at the expense of ordinary businesses who did not enjoy the favor of state officials. 

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