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The Left's Plan to Make Cities More Powerful

SocialismStrategy

01/28/2020The Austrian
Why both urban and rural regions should be self-governing: "As long as people with strong preferences are clustered conveniently into different jurisdictions, decentralization can, at least in theory, increase the number of people who are satisfied with government policy."
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The Medicaid Expansion Cheat

Health

Blog01/27/2020

Proponents of Medicaid expansion pioneered new ways of covering up the true costs of a government program.

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The American Empire

U.S. History

12/23/2019Articles of Interest
The Roman Empire never doubted that it was the defender of civilization. Americans have added freedom and democracy. Yet the more that may be added to it the more it is the same language still. A language of power.
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The Greatest of Modern Demagogues

12/09/2019Power & Market

Friedrich Hayek called Franklin Roosevelt "the greatest of modern demagogues."

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The Austrian Entrepreneur Versus the Romanticized Entrepreneur

Blog11/05/2019

Many entrepreneurs go into the marketplace with romantic and abstract notions of how markets work. But there's nothing romantic or abstract about the losses incurred by failed entrepreneurs. 

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The Power of Self-Ownership

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/01/2019

Bodily integrity and self-ownership supplement each other: they do not compete for our allegiance.

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The Limits of Social Spending as a Driver of Economic Equality

Blog10/30/2019

The more widespread social programs become, the more they tend to undermine the social interactions and exchanges necessary to build wealth. 

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The World's Least-Free Countries Reveal Just How Much "Socialism Sucks"

Blog10/12/2019

When socialists held up Venezuela in the 2000s, the message was, ‘See, we told you so; socialism works!’ but when failure happened, the message changed to, “No, wait — that’s not real socialism!’

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