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The Science of Evil: A Personal Review of Political Ponerology

Book Reviews

Blog03/26/2022

The literary accounts and studies of the Soviet Union, the Eastern Bloc, and Nazi Germany necessarily failed to grasp the root of the problem—namely, the psychopathological dimension of the inception and development of pathocracy.

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The West's Russia Sanctions Show Why States Want to Weaponize the Financial System

Bureaucracy and RegulationFinancial Markets

Blog03/23/2022

States continue to seek new ways to make the financial system an “economic chokepoint” enabling the state to crack down on specific organizations, individuals, or activities.

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The Statist "Solution" Really Is a Non Sequitur

Anti-PoliticsBureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsLibertarianism

Blog03/23/2022

All too often, people accept the state-sponsored "solution" to a perceived problem as the logical choice. But this "solution" really is a non sequitur.

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The West's Russia Sanctions Could Lead to Many Unpredictable and Unpleasant Outcomes

Money and Banks

Blog03/17/2022

Imposing sanctions will advance the reach of surveillance capitalism while strengthening the power of states to control the financial system overall. The end result will be a lower standard of living and a less free economy. 

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The Progressives' Liberal Democracy Has Failed. Radical Decentralization Is the Answer.

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracyPolitical Theory

Blog03/16/2022

In many ways, the liberal democracy that had its roots in nineteenth-century liberalism seems to have run its course. Can we revive it, or does something more authoritarian take its place?

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The Triumphant Foreign Policy of Warren G. Harding

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/15/2022

President Harding wanted to see the end of war and a return to a more traditional American foreign policy.

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There Is No Winner in This Trade War

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog03/15/2022

Trade war means increasing the debt, eroding the public confidence, raising prices, and burdening the economy with interventions. All of it done in the name of the "public good."

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The Virtue of Neutrality: Resist Pressure to Choose Sides in the Ukraine-Russia Crisis

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/14/2022

Although social media says otherwise, neutrality in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is a good thing.

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