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New Houses Are Getting Smaller — But They're Still Much Larger Than What Your Grandparents Had

Blog03/08/2019

The size of new houses has shrunk since 2015. (Houses are still two-thirds larger than they were 50 years ago.) But will local governments let developers build smaller, simpler, more affordable housing?

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No, Voting Doesn't Mean You "Support the System"

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog11/05/2018

Voting "no" on a tax increase doesn't mean you really consented to it. And Lysander Spooner argued there's not anything wrong with voting "defensively."

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No Matter How You Vote, Politicians Don't Represent You

Blog11/03/2018

We're often told that submission to government edicts is "voluntary" because we have "representative" government. The evidence suggests, however, that politicians don't represent their constituents. Nor could they, even if they wanted to.

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Napolitano: The Feds Violate their Own Laws (and the Constitution) with Border Separations

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyThe Police State

Blog06/27/2018

Feds are reaching far beyond their limited Constitutional naturalization powers, and also violating state and federal laws.

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Net Neutrality Is Dead — But Now Some States Want to Revive It

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog06/20/2018

Democratic governors are implementing their own versions of net neutrality.

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New Florida Gun Law Makes Florida Less Safe

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemThe Police State

Blog03/19/2018

The new Florida legislation is a mess, but it does manage to introduce some chilling language about mental health.

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Not Even the Pentagon Thinks Tariffs Are Needed for National Defense

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/10/2018

Having failed to make an economic argument for tariffs, the White House is relying on a dubious national-defense argument instead. 

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Now's a Great Time to Stop Meddling in Haiti

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/13/2018
If Trump feels Haiti is a mess, he might consider departing from the US's long record of failure there with a new policy of total non-intervention.
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