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Secession in Virginia Would Defuse the State's Conflict over Guns

Decentralization and Secession

Blog01/24/2020

If opponents of the current ideological winds blowing in Virginia find themselves in a permanent minority, it may very well be that the only method of defending the minority position is by leaving the state. But "exit" can theoretically be obtained in more than one way.

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Why "One Man, One Vote" Doesn't Work

Decentralization and Secession

Blog01/23/2020

Efforts to abolish the US Senate because it's "undemocratic" employ a very crude and dangerous type of majoritarianism.

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The Majority of Virginia Homicides Come from Only Two Metro Areas

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog01/22/2020

Just two metro areas in Virginia reported more homicides than all the rest of the state combined.

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The Limits of Economic Calculation

Calculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

Blog01/21/2020

It is possible to determine in terms of money prices the sum of the income or the wealth of a number of people. But it is nonsensical to reckon national income or national wealth.

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The Libertarian Legacy of the Old Right: Democracy and Representative Government

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

01/20/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
What is the relationship between libertarianism and democracy? This article unveils a well-consolidated tradition of criticism of democracy within libertarian political philosophy.
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California's Anti-Self-Employment Law Is Already Crushing Freelancers

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog01/18/2020

State lawmakers possess an infinite source of good intentions. Wielding the power of this limitless benevolence and munificence, politicians are regulating the lives of citizens while eviscerating their existence in the process.

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The World Looks to Abandon the Dollar as US Sanctions Tighten Their Grip

Money and BanksWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/15/2020

The US's enthusiasm for sanctions means Europe is learning the price of doing business with the United States and with the dollar.  They're now developing new ways to work around the the US-dominated financial system.

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Huge Debt Got Us Hooked on Petrodollars — and on Saudi Arabia

Blog01/14/2020

Petrodollars and petrodollar recycling are at the heart of what keeps the US debt and money-printing mechanism going. The geopolitical stakes are very high.

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