Thomas Hill Green, an eighteenth-century English philosopher, didn't believe it was possible to have a good society without a powerful state. David Gordon explains why Green’s argument fails to impress.
The arguments of open-borders advocates may be applicable in some corners of the developed world. However, for small countries next to larger ones, open borders bring serious geopolitical consequences.
As the NCAA Transfer Portal and the NIL programs change the landscape of college sports, critics claim it will "ruin" athletics. Most likely, it will make sports even more competitive and energize fan bases.
The Fed's muddled messaging helps to illustrate how the Fed seeks to serve various political interests while also trying to avoid the political pitfalls of both high price inflation and economic stagnation.
In recent decades, there is scant evidence to suggest that post-secession breakaway countries raise trade barriers or raise taxes more than larger status quo states. In fact, smaller states are more likely to see the benefits of international cooperation.
If we say secession in the name of national liberation is bad, we end up supporting the Soviet Union, and every empire or two-bit dictator who manages to hammer together a variety of disparate groups under a single national banner.