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Get Rid of Campaign Finance Laws — Decentralize to Make Campaigns Cheaper

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/01/2018

It costs more to run a campaign in a large jurisdiction than a small one. Making districts and states smaller would reduce the role of money in politics.

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Global Warming: The UN's Plan Ignores Real Costs of Implementation

The Environment

Blog10/17/2018

Even if we accept the mainstream narrative on the effects of climate change, the costs of implementing a global regulatory "mitigation" program are far higher than advocates admit.

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Government Police Fail to Make Arrests In Nearly Half of Murder Cases

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/11/2018

Many urban police departments fail to make arrests in even half of the murder cases in their jurisdictions. Imagine if a private sector policing firm had a similar rate of failure.

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Good Ideas Are Key in the War Against Bad Ideas

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog10/05/2018

Bad ideas succeed in politics because those ideas were taught and pushed in educational and cultural institutions first.

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GDP Growth Is Not the Same Thing as Real Economic Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/25/2018

A strong GDP growth rate, in most cases, is likely to be associated with the intensive squandering of the pool of real wealth.

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Gun Ownership Rights Aren't as Safe as Many Think

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog09/22/2018

While the Second Amendment is a formidable barrier, experience suggests a mixture of bureaucratic regulation and court rulings could significantly empower the gun-control lobby.

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George Selgin Misunderstands Rothbard's Position on Fractional-Reserve Banking

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/10/2018

Selgin thinks fractional reserve banking critics are akin to "flat-earthers", but he gets some important points wrong. 

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