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How So Many Bad Ideas Manage to Win on Election Day

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/07/2018

Bad ideas can spread more quickly than good ones, often because they sound so good until you spend some time thinking about them.

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Union Diplomacy, Part 2: The Trent Affair

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/07/2018Audio/Video
After months of growing tension between the United States and Britain, a single event almost plunges the two countries into war.
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Cannabis Victories!

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police StateInterventionism

Blog11/07/2018

There were three important victories related to cannabis, i.e., marijuana, legalization and only the most radical measure failed.

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Why Free Markets Are Better than Globalism

Big GovernmentSocialismStrategy

11/07/2018The Austrian
For Quinn Slobodian, economic arguments for the market are mere business propaganda. He does not grasp that the argument for free exchange follows from elementary economic theory.
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On Voting

U.S. History

Blog11/06/2018

Since each person votes for different reasons, we can't morally say that the outcome of an election binds people to any specific law or policy.

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It Took Six Months to Split Czechoslovakia. Why Should Brexit Take Six Years?

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog11/06/2018

In a way, the separation of the Czechs and Slovaks was like Brexit and the UK’s 1980s privatizations combined, only a lot more complicated.

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Quit Trying to Turn JFK into a Tax-Cutting Budget Hawk

Blog11/06/2018

It's true that JFK would feel at home in the modern GOP. But that's because the GOP has stopped even pretending to want significant cuts to government spending.

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No, Voting Doesn't Mean You "Support the System"

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog11/05/2018

Voting "no" on a tax increase doesn't mean you really consented to it. And Lysander Spooner argued there's not anything wrong with voting "defensively."

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