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People Change Their Minds. That Doesn't Make Them Irrational.

SubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog10 hours ago

Human beings do not have constant value scales, but change their goals constantly as the world around them changes. This habit of changing goals does not make a consumer "irrational."

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Private Security Isn't Enough: Why America Needs Militias

War and Foreign Policy

Blog06/01/2021

Private security tends to provide its services to the highest bidder. And you know that almost always ends up being the regime itself. Corn farmers just can’t cut the same kinds of checks that tax farmers can.

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Private Security Apps May Be the Future of Neighborhood Policing

Legal System

Blog05/31/2021

We're beginning to see some early attempts by private firms to provide simple, affordable private security beyond wealthy or corporate clients. 

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Public Debt Got a Lot Worse from the Great Recession to the Great Lockdown

Taxes and Spending

Debt accumulation was already unsustainable prior to 2020, but the Great Lockdown has triggered an explosive increase. It may soon be reaching a point of no return for the world's major economies.

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Political Competition vs. Market Competition

Property RightsWorld History

Blog05/04/2021

In a market economy, it is not the warlord or strongman who seizes control and lords it over his subjects. Rather, it is the common man as consumer who sets the terms for victory in the marketplace.

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Patriotism

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/26/2021

“When men hire themselves out to shoot other men to order, asking nothing about the justice of their cause, I don’t care if they are shot themselves.”

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Polarization in Washington Is Forcing Politicians to Decentralize

Decentralization and Secession

Blog04/21/2021

From gun control to abortion, gridlock and polarization in Washington forces policymakers to look to state and local governments as the centers of political reform.

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Politicians Concerned about Violence Should Start by Ending Their Wars and Their Police State

U.S. History

Blog04/15/2021

When politicians claim to deplore violence, its hard to take them seriously when they have a long track record of supporting brutal and arbitrary violence both at home and abroad. 

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