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Get Rid of Campaign Finance Laws — Decentralize to Make Campaigns Cheaper

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/01/2018

It costs more to run a campaign in a large jurisdiction than a small one. Making districts and states smaller would reduce the role of money in politics.

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Global Warming: The UN's Plan Ignores Real Costs of Implementation

The Environment

Blog10/17/2018

Even if we accept the mainstream narrative on the effects of climate change, the costs of implementing a global regulatory "mitigation" program are far higher than advocates admit.

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Good Ideas Are Key in the War Against Bad Ideas

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog10/05/2018

Bad ideas succeed in politics because those ideas were taught and pushed in educational and cultural institutions first.

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George Selgin Misunderstands Rothbard's Position on Fractional-Reserve Banking

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/10/2018

Selgin thinks fractional reserve banking critics are akin to "flat-earthers", but he gets some important points wrong. 

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Governments Have Destroyed Housing Affordability in Many Places — But Some Refuges Remain

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog08/10/2018

Although they're not stylish places according to wealthy coastal elites, many metro areas in the United States still contain a lot of affordable housing.

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Goods Can Never Be Distributed "Equally" — Especially Not In a Socialist Regime

SocialismProduction Theory

Blog06/05/2018

There is no truly equal way to distribute goods. But capitalism offers a way for more people to benefit from the process of bidding for those goods and services.

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Grant Statehood to America's Core Cities

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/29/2017

City governments and state government are increasingly at odds over issues like immigration. The answer lies in states bidding some cities "farewell."

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Getting Taxpayer-Funded Free Stuff Is not "Religious Liberty"

Blog06/30/2017
Getting government grants is not the same thing as being able to freely enjoy one's freedom. After all, government grants are the result of violating someone's else property rights first.
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