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The Political Economy of the Antifederalists

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

02/02/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The Constitution, Antifedralists said, lacked sufficient mechanisms to prevent the new government from taxing, spending, and regulating without limit.
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Trump's Solar Tariffs Are Bad, but so Are Solar Subsidies

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and SpendingInterventionism

Blog02/02/2018
The U.S. firms that are the direct “losers” of the new solar tariffs have benefited for years from favorable tax treatment.

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Toxic Masculinity, 1920s-Style

Blog02/02/2018
The 20th-century prohibition movement and its related crusades were often driven by an early version of "toxic masculinity."

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The NFL and the Problem with Government Safety Mandates

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/02/2018
No government regulator can ever be sure that the new device or rule they are trying to impose will have a positive effect on safety.

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Why Intellectuals Fall for Socialism

Socialism

Blog02/01/2018
Socialism has never and nowhere been at first a working-class movement.

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Why Perfect Competition Is not So Perfect

Monopoly and Competition

Blog02/01/2018
A large variety of products — and not a large number of market participants — is what matters for competition.

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Class Theory and Cultural Marxism

SocialismWorld History

Blog02/01/2018
Modern ideas of political correctness are often real-world applications of Marx’s opposition to people with the "wrong" class consciousness.

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China's Great Migration

Strategy

01/31/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The huge migration of Chinese from farms to urban manufacturing centers is key to understanding China's economic growth in recent years.

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Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments

Cronyism and CorporatismPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2018
The more the state increases its powers over the economy, the more motivated special interests become to take control of the state.

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Secession Movements in Mexico Challenge Federal Power

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyWorld History

Blog01/31/2018
Mexican towns and cities are turning to partial secession to fight crime and corruption. Will the central government let them get away with it?

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