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Solving Colombia’s Drug Violence Dilemma: Legalize Drugs and Guns

Blog04/13/2018

The Colombian government should allow more options for self-defense for citizens, while stripping the cartels and guerrillas of artificially high drug profits.

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Secession: The First Wave

U.S. History

04/11/2018Audio/Video
Throughout the 1850s, tensions over slavery continued to divide the Northern and Southern states. Finally, after the election of Abraham Lincoln, seven of the fifteen slave states broke away from the Union.
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Starbucks and Dick's Can be Anti-Gun If Customers Let Them

Bureaucracy and RegulationInterventionism

Blog04/05/2018

With a real free market, how a business conducts itself is not the concern of government, but the concern of consumers.

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Secession Is Going Mainstream

Decentralization and Secession

Blog03/29/2018

Even The Washington Post admits that secession movements are a key component in promoting peace and ending conflicts. 

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Socialism: The Calculation Problem Is Not the Knowledge Problem

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog03/16/2018

This market process is what allows a capitalist system to efficiently allocate resources, whereas a socialist system cannot—not even “in principle.”

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Shadow Imperialism: American Filibusters in Latin America

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/01/2018

The US government was not involved in these early attempts by Americans to seize control of neighboring countries. But the imperialist impulse was the same. 

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Stop Blaming Mexican Violence on American Guns

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog02/23/2018
It's a myth that most illegal guns in Mexico are from the United States. It's also hard to see how Mexican gun control has helped ordinary Mexicans.
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Security Works at Disney — But Can't Work at a Public School?

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog02/19/2018
The fact that politicians get highly-attentive security guards — while school kids get a cut-rate version of security — is revealing.
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