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Decentralize the Drug War — On the Way to Abolishing It

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/08/2019

Victories against the drug war have all come first at the local level, and only then does the national government slowly back off its drive to dictate to Americans what they can eat or smoke.

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Dear Mr. President, Security Does Not Create Development

Blog04/09/2019

Even though security might be a necessary condition for development, it is not a sufficient one.

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Decentralize the French State

World History

Blog03/16/2019

It doesn't look like French populism is going away, and this may be an opportunity to finally chip away at the country's paralyzing bureaucracy.

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Dwight Schrute Shows Us Why Speculators Are So Important

Media and CultureCalculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

Blog03/06/2017
The TV character Dwight Schrute provides some valuable insights into how speculators provide essential and praiseworthy services in the marketplace.
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Donald Trump Is the Least of Latin America's Worries

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/10/2017
The regimes of Latin America have been quite successful at destroying their own economies — without any help from Donald Trump.
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Discrimination in the Marketplace

InterventionismPrivate Property

04/30/2015The Austrian
FedEx and UPS recently announced they will not deliver some goods that can be used to make guns. These companies should be free to do this, just as all owners should be free to decide with whom they will do business.
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