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Why the Left Isn't Convinced by Your Economics Arguments

InterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/07/2019

Many people on the left regard economics as neither a science nor a principled field of study. For them, economics is just a pseudo-science invented as corporate propaganda, and people who push "free-market economics" do so because they are either evil or brainwashed by corporate masters.

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Democratic Socialism and Regular Socialism Have the Same Goal

Political Theory

Blog01/29/2019

The socialists recognized the many material benefits offered by capitalism. Their mistake was thinking that total equality could be achieved as well.

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No, Paul Krugman, This Shutdown is Not a "Big Libertarian Experiment"

Corporate WelfarePolitical Theory

Blog01/18/2019

Paul Krugman seems to think those who like freedom and free markets are somehow responsible for the current mess brought on by crippling government debt and an enormous federal budget.

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George Bush's Wars Set the Stage for 25 Years of Endless War

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog12/05/2018

The late George H. W. Bush was instrumental in creating our world of endless war against foreign states that are no threat to the United States.

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Ten Reasons Why Governments Fail

Calculation and KnowledgePolitical Theory

Blog11/22/2018

Politicians and bureaucrats often fail to deliver what's promised because the very nature of government makes it impossible for them to succeed.

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Hayek's Case for Decentralized Communities

Decentralization and SecessionPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11/18/2018

Hayek’s theory of knowledge cautions against grand designs based on the alleged expertise of a select class of people. 

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Why Ludwig von Mises Advocated for Liberal Nationalism Following WWI

Decentralization and SecessionWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/13/2018

In Nation, State, and Economy, Ludwig von Mises offered a radical alternative to the prevalent models for solving national conflicts.

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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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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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A Growing Libertarian Revolution in Brazil

Global EconomyStrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2018

The ideas of Mises, Rothbard, and Hoppe have sparked an intellectual revolution in Brazil, and the country's left fears it. 

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