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Forget Electoral Democracy — Give "Demarchy" a Chance

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2018

There's no reason to believe choosing representatives through a lottery system or "by chance" is worse than what we have now. 

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For the Dreamers: No Deportation, No Citizenship

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog02/16/2018
The federal government could elect to leave migrants alone, while also not offering citizenship. In other words, it could do nothing at all.
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From Abortion to Circumcision, Democracy Won't Save Minorities from the Majority

Decentralization and SecessionPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/09/2018
Not every conflict in values can be solved with democracy or dialogue. Often, it just comes down to the majority trampling the minority.
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Free Parking Isn't Free

InterventionismPrices

Blog12/21/2017
The number of parking spaces in your city may be a matter of centrally-planned government mandates. It's time to give the market a chance.
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Foreign Investment Is Not a Problem for the Domestic Economy

Blog07/27/2017
We don't have to worry about paying for foreign capital any more than we must worry about paying for foreign oil. Both trades benefit the domestic economy.
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Federal Bureaucrat to the Public: Be Afraid!

Blog05/26/2017
Governments have always thrived on the fear of the taxpayers, and the DHS secretary is sure that if we knew what he knew, we'd "never leave the house."
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For Keynesians and Austrians, "Uncertainty" Means Two Different Things

Booms and BustsCapital and Interest Theory

After the 2008 crisis, many Keynesians found a new appreciation for uncertainty in economics. Unfortunately, they misunderstand how uncertainty works.
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Four Agencies to Abolish along with the Dept. of Education

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
Cabinet-level departments enjoy more political prestige than other agencies. Getting rid of them is first step in cutting back federal spending.
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