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The Benefits of Secession Are Becoming Increasingly Obvious

Decentralization and Secession

Blog4 hours ago

"Countries threaten to split apart when their people seem hopelessly divided….We’re less united today than we’ve been at any time since the Civil War."

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How I Survived Travel to a "Democracy" Where I Had No Vote

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog7 hours ago

If democracy is so fundamental, shouldn’t we all have a vote in every place we set foot, from Sunbury, Alaska, to Monaco?

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American Voters: Don't Look to Europe as a Model

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomTaxes and Spending

Blog10/31/2020

As we face a second wave of coronavirus outbreak in Europe, we know that the March measures and aggressive lockdowns were a grave mistake.

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How to Be a True Benefactor in Society

Blog10/31/2020

Politicians love to prevent themselves as benefactors of mankind. In truth, they add nothing to the happiness and well-being of the voters they hope to exploit. 

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Contested Elections Force Us To Ask Unpleasant Questions About Democracy

Blog10/30/2020

A contested election would help remind us that elections do not demonstrate "the will of the people" and that national unity is founded on some very fragile myths. 

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The Fed's Balance Sheet May Be Headed to $40–$50 Trillion

The FedFinancial MarketsTaxes and Spending

Blog10/30/2020

If the current thinking continues, the world’s central banks will buy whatever paper governments issue. The result by the end of the decade will be a Federal Reserve balance sheet totaling $40 to $50 trillion. 

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Here's Yet Another Way Rawls Was Wrong About Equality

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/30/2020

Rawls claims equality is the default position and any departure from it requires justification. This is a trick that slants the debate in Rawls's favor. Anthony Flew didn't fall for it. 

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Another Pointless Antitrust Campaign by Federal Regulators

Blog10/30/2020

The feds claim the chicken industry is trying to exploit the consumer. Yet several decades ago, chicken was more expensive than beef, but thanks to industry efforts, chicken is exceptionally affordable now.

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