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COVID Lockdowns Crippled the Division of Labor, Setting the Stage for Civil Unrest

InterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/20/2020

The division of labor promotes peaceful exchange and continues peace. But this can all break down when governments intervene to prevent peaceful interaction and when government incompetence promotes violence.

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Are We on the Cusp of a New Progressive Era?

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismU.S. History

Blog06/17/2020

If current political and economic trends continue, the 2020s will usher in a new period of drastically increased government activity and regulation of the economy.

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The Scandinavian Model Won’t Work in Chile

ProgressivismSocialism

Blog06/13/2020

Chile is the most prosperous country in South America precisely because it has (so far) avoided adopting the socialist policies being pushed on it by left-wing reformers.

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Thanks to Shutdowns, Many Will Learn That Public Schooling Isn't All That Essential After All

Education

Blog05/18/2020

Panic over the COVID-19 virus has led to the closure of many schools and new forays into education outside the government school system. Many will find that they don't need the state's schools at all.

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The Marshall Plan Myth Lives On

Blog05/04/2020

Those who really want to help people in poor countries should turn to free trade, not to yet another welfare program.

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Deregulation Is the Path to Increasing the Supply of Medical Services

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree Markets

If we're serious about increasing the capacity of our medical institutions, free trade and deregulation offer real solutions.

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COVID-19 Is Teaching Us Decentralization Is Needed More Now Than Ever

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog04/28/2020

We need to move beyond the stale platitudes of trying to fix politics in DC. The chattering class’s lamentation about the divisiveness of politics is frankly silly. In some ways, polarization is our friend.

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Gun Control: Americans Have Been Lucky during the COVID-19 Panic, but It's Still a Toss-Up

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog04/16/2020

So far, when it comes to disarming the population, governments haven't been quite as terrible as one might have predicted during the COVID-19 panic.

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