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Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic FreedomProtectionism and Free TradePhilosophy and Methodology
Free trade has its enemies on the left and the right. However, despite the supposed “sophistication” of their antitrade arguments, when we break them down, those arguments really are sophistry.
The ruling classes have determined that crimes are political in nature. Thus, Donald Trump faces criminal charges while actual crimes by other presidents go uncharged and unpunished.
HayekCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryPraxeology
While F.A. Hayek is known for his term “spontaneous order,” Mises saw institutional development as coming from growth in human understanding of things.
Economic FreedomProgressivismSocialismPolitical Theory
Marxists and leftist progressives have falsely tried to label anything associated with capitalism and free markets as "fascism." The same goes for political decentralization.
CapitalismPoliticsThe Police StateWorld History
The state is held together by violence and nothing else. There is no such thing as "the social contract." But even violence cannot make a state last past its time, as we saw with the USSR.
Decentralization and Secession
If Staten Island is allowed to secede, our national technocrats fear that might open up countless similar demands for self-determination across the nation. For the elites, the current status quo works quite well and they want to keep it that way.
Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyLegal SystemSocialism
Obamacare's forced electronic medical recordkeeping is denying patients the care they need.
LanguagePhilosophyProgressivismThe Police StateWorld History
More than forty years ago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn urged his fellow Russians “not to live by lies.” In our politicized age, his words ring truer than ever.