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Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments

Cronyism and CorporatismPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2018
The more the state increases its powers over the economy, the more motivated special interests become to take control of the state.

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Secession Movements in Mexico Challenge Federal Power

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyWorld History

Blog01/31/2018
Mexican towns and cities are turning to partial secession to fight crime and corruption. Will the central government let them get away with it?

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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 1: William Walker’s First Failure

U.S. HistoryWorld History

01/31/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton tells the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.

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Net Neutrality Advocates are Asking the Wrong Questions

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog01/31/2018
Why are there so few telecommunications companies? It involves more than the cost of the physical infrastructure.

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Trump's SOTU: Guns and Butter for Everyone

01/30/2018Power & Market

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Paul Leroy-Beaulieu: A Warning Voice About the Socialist Tragedy to Come

Socialism

Blog01/30/2018
Leroy-Beaulieu wrote about the dangers and nature of socialism three decades before the Russian Revolution began. The tiger never changes its stripes.

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Misleading with Numbers: It's Worse When the Government Does It

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/30/2018
It's alarming how much government will turn to bad and misleading numbers to justify its latest scheme to tax and regulate us for our own good.

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Why States Don't Require Blood Tests for Marriages Anymore

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018
States used to mandate that couples take blood tests before being allowed to obtain a marriage license. Fortunately, that is now a thing of the past.

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Trump Shows Us Why Its So Hard to "Drain the Swamp"

StrategyTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018
The permanent government of bureaucrats, generals, staffers, and strategists in Washington exercises greater power than any elected official.

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Marriage Licenses: Alabama Legislature Moves Toward Less Government Meddling

Blog01/29/2018
Should the Alabama legislation be passed, government marriage will move closer to being little more than a civil contract, and that's a good thing.

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