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The Cost of the Enlightenment

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/26/2019

The fruit of the Enlightenment has been the growth and centralization of the state, at the expense of all other institutions. The material plenty we enjoy today are in spite of this change, not because of it.

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The Sheriff Revolt on New Gun Laws Shows Why America Needs More Decentralization

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog03/11/2019

Some states are passing laws where majority approval is found in just a handful of counties. This means just one or two regions of large states are forcing laws on the rest.

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Liberalism and Capitalism

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/27/2019

A society in which [classical] liberal principles are put into effect is usually called a capitalist society, and the condition of that society, capitalism.

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A Response to Daniel McCarthy's "Why Libertarians are Wrong"

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog02/26/2019

Conservatives seem to want a "robust" state to replace the cultural, religious, and economic institutions that states destroyed in the first place.

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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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