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If American Federalism Were like Swiss Federalism, There Would be 1,300 States

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2017
Swiss political decentralization is far more small and localized than is the case in the United States.

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The Voluntaryist Constitution

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog10/24/2017
Is it possible to write a constitution that truly limits the powers of the state?

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A Call for "Do-Nothing" Presidents Without Legacies

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog10/17/2017
Presidential legacies mean government planning and control over the decisions and destinies of large numbers of people.

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Mises, Rothbard, and Catalonia

Decentralization and SecessionWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/11/2017
Like Mises, Rothbard does not require a seceding group to be classical liberal in orientation in order to secede.

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Classical Liberalism and the Problem of "Race" in America

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10/02/2017
The race-based “identity politics” of contemporary America threatens a return to a biologically determined classification of individuals.

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The Political and Economic Mystiques of State Power

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog09/25/2017
One of the mysteries of human history is how a handful of rulers succeed in gaining the loyalty and obedience of large numbers of subjects and citizens.

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Mises and Cosmopolitanism

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog09/20/2017
Like Mises himself, the Mises Institute seeks "the perfect cooperation of all mankind, taking place peacefully and without friction."

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Ludwig von Mises and the Real Meaning of Liberalism

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsPolitical Theory

Blog09/11/2017
Ludwig von Mises's book on liberalism is as important now as when he originally wrote it nine decades ago.

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How Welfare States Encourage Bad Economic Thinking

Media and CultureTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

The prevalence of welfare-statist “redistribution” spells the death of sound economics.

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America's Two Democracies

Political Theory

Blog08/29/2017
Government has a measure of control over markets, but the ultimate results are determined by the minute-to-minute decisions of the buyers and customers.

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