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The State's Odd Definition of "Consent"

Legal System

Blog02/21/2018
"Consenting" to something while being detained by police is a bit like "consenting" to hand over your wallet when a mugger pulls a gun.

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The New German Government Is Bad News

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2018
The new governing coalition taking shape in Germany will likely take Germany in a decidedly pro-EU and anti-market direction.

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The United States Is a Tax Haven for Global Investors…and that’s Good for America

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog02/08/2018
The US has risen in the rankings mostly because other nations have been coerced into weakening their human rights laws on financial privacy.

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The Scam That Is Urban "Land Use" Planning

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog02/07/2018
Government planners admit they don't know how consumers actually want to use city land. But that doesn't stop them from regulating every lot in town.

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The Debt Ceiling Hysteria and Profligate Government

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog02/06/2018
This is all smoke and mirrors to avoid dealing with the fundamental problem: the continuance of and increases in the American warfare-welfare state.

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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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Trump's SOTU: Guns and Butter for Everyone

01/30/2018Power & Market

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