Decentralization and Secession

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How to Build a Better Government: Smaller, Consensual, and Decentralized

Decentralization and Secession

Tom W. Bell has written a well-sourced paean to consent, choice, and competitive governance.

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Why James Madison Hated Democracy

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Madison condemned "democracy" because the pro-freedom, pro-decentralization Anti-Federalists valued "the democratic spirit."

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Eliminating the State and Local Tax Deduction Is a Terrible Idea

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

The federal tax burden is huge compared to state and local taxes. Even in California.

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Secession — Not Military Intervention — Can Help Venezuela

Decentralization and SecessionInterventionism

Secession and decentralization in Venezuela could help many escape from the out-of-control regime.

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Why a Small State Is More "Voluntary" than a Big One

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryWorld History

Because of their physical size, large states are able to exercise more state-like power than geographically smaller states.

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Mises, Rothbard, and Catalonia

Decentralization and SecessionWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

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

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After Vegas Shooting, It's Time to Take Private Security Seriously

Big GovernmentDecentralization and SecessionStrategy


The state goes to great pains to protect its own personnel from violence and harm. The public, on the other hand, seems far less concerned.

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Week in Review: September 23, 2017

Cronyism and CorporatismDecentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign PolicyMoney and Banking

Will a slow reduction in QE truly help? Or, is this just another wishful act from a Fed that has no clue of how to truly help.

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Let Catalonia Decide

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

In an imperfect world, libertarians should support smaller and more decentralized governments as a pragmatic step toward greater liberty.

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