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Reflections on Legal Polycentrism

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

02/13/2020The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Much of the resistance to libertarian anarchic proposals stems from a genuine inability on the part of one’s audience to entertain such proposals as serious alternatives to the status quo.
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Rothbard: The Constitution Was a Coup d'État

Book ReviewsU.S. History

Blog02/13/2020

Rothbard took the American Revolution to be mainly libertarian in its inspiration, but he contends that the libertarian impulses of the Revolution were betrayed by a centralizing coup d’état. If Rothbard is right, the Constitution as written provides ample scope for tyranny.

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Remembering Burt Blumert

02/11/2020Power & Market

Today would have been the ninety-first birthday of Burt Blumert, one of the greatest personalities of the modern libertarian movement.

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Rationality in the Real World Isn't What Economists Think It Is

Blog12/02/2019

The world doesn't follow predictable patterns based on averages of long-term probability. Ordinary people apparently know this better than statisticians do.

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Ron Paul, Hero

BiographiesMedia and Culture

11/20/2019Audio/Video
Lew Rockwell speaks at the 2019 Ron Paul Symposium in Lake Jackson, Texas.
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Rick Rule: Deep Understanding of Markets Opens a Pathway to Entrepreneurial Leadership

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

11/12/2019Audio/Video
Rick Rule explains the economic foundations of a journey to entrepreneurial leadership in a market segment that many others find intimidating and impossibly complex.
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Reduced Sentences in Exchange for Lies: A Government Tradition

Legal System

Blog10/09/2019

Governments routinely bribe suspects into accusing others in exchange for reduced sentences. Thus, suspects are willing to say pretty much anything prosecutors want them to. Governments are fine with this.

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Rothbardian Welfare Economics

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/24/2019

Rothbard’s work on welfare economics probably ranks among his least-known achievements, but it is truly a tour de force and another tribute to his great originality and talent as an economist.

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