War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory
The late George H. W. Bush was instrumental in creating our world of endless war against foreign states that are no threat to the United States.
Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory
It costs more to run a campaign in a large jurisdiction than a small one. Making districts and states smaller would reduce the role of money in politics.
Even if we accept the mainstream narrative on the effects of climate change, the costs of implementing a global regulatory "mitigation" program are far higher than advocates admit.
Bureaucracy and Regulation
Many urban police departments fail to make arrests in even half of the murder cases in their jurisdictions. Imagine if a private sector policing firm had a similar rate of failure.
History of the Austrian School of Economics
Bad ideas succeed in politics because those ideas were taught and pushed in educational and cultural institutions first.
Money and BanksMoney and Banking
A strong GDP growth rate, in most cases, is likely to be associated with the intensive squandering of the pool of real wealth.
Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System
While the Second Amendment is a formidable barrier, experience suggests a mixture of bureaucratic regulation and court rulings could significantly empower the gun-control lobby.
Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
Selgin thinks fractional reserve banking critics are akin to "flat-earthers", but he gets some important points wrong.