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The Founding Fathers' Coup d'État

Blog08/08/2020

It is quite certain that dissatisfaction with the old Articles was not general, for when the new order was implemented in 1789, it was effected with great difficulty and only through methods both unscrupulous and dishonourable.

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Japan's Executive Pay Gap

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog08/01/2020

The highly regulated, protectionist Japanese economy, and an overall collectivist culture, leaves little room for flexibility in executive pay. This makes Japanese businesses less competitive, and work life more miserable.

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From a Confederation to a National Government: Rothbard on the Early Republic

Citing Luther Martin, Rothbard writes, "the American Constitution was a grave betrayal of the idea of natural rights set forth in the Declaration of Independence."

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Why Bolivia Needs to Decentralize

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog07/14/2020

Decentralization is perhaps the way for Bolivia to avoid the preventable evils of repeated coups and ethnic strife that have ensnared it since day one.

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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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Are We on the Cusp of a New Progressive Era?

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismU.S. History

Blog06/17/2020

If current political and economic trends continue, the 2020s will usher in a new period of drastically increased government activity and regulation of the economy.

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The Scandinavian Model Won’t Work in Chile

ProgressivismSocialism

Blog06/13/2020

Chile is the most prosperous country in South America precisely because it has (so far) avoided adopting the socialist policies being pushed on it by left-wing reformers.

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Thanks to Shutdowns, Many Will Learn That Public Schooling Isn't All That Essential After All

Education

Blog05/18/2020

Panic over the COVID-19 virus has led to the closure of many schools and new forays into education outside the government school system. Many will find that they don't need the state's schools at all.

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