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Electoral College: Why We Must Decentralize Democracy

World History

Blog03/29/2019

Democracy works best at a small scale. The electoral college's nod to this reality is much too weak. But it's better than nothing. 

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Europe is Taxing and Regulating Tech, Now It's Lagging Behind in Innovation

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationGlobal Economy

Blog02/26/2019

Europe is falling behind North American and China in the tech sector. This is not by chance or bad luck, it is by design.

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Ending Racism Won't End Police Corruption

Blog02/13/2019

Abuse of power by police won't magically disappear if racism does. There are still plenty of reasons for police to abuse power, and few reasons for the public to believe that police will be held accountable.

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Europe Tried Its Own "Green New Deal" — It Was a Disaster

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog02/12/2019

The Eurozone's massive "green" policy plan has the EU facing high unemployment, stagnating growth, and energy bills of twice as much as seen in the US.

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Ending the War on the Non-Drug Known as Hemp

Blog01/08/2019

The US government once destroyed an entire industry because an anti-drug bureaucrat was too ignorant to understand the difference between hemp and marijuana.

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Ebenezer Scrooge's Tiresome Crusade against "Consumerism"

Media and CultureSubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog12/25/2018

Scrooge was wrong, and his Nephew Fred was right. While it's true the benefits of feasting with friends and family can't be calculated in a ledger, that doesn't mean those things have no value.

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Elon Musks's Taxpayer-Funded Gravy Train

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Blog12/12/2018

The government should put its cozy relationship with Musk on a long, if not permanent, hiatus.

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Europe Struggles as the ECB Pretends to Know What It's Doing

The ECB is treating Europe's ailing economy with the same poison that made it ill in the first place.

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