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Soviet Dissidents and the Weaponization of Psychiatry

SocialismWorld History

Blog2 hours ago

Sadly, the practice of branding political opponents as “insane” is not confined to the now-defunct Soviet state.

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Tax Competition: A Practical Way to a Low-Tax World

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog12/11/2018

It's important to make the moral case for lower taxes, but we shouldn't overlook simply defending institutional competition.

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Why Popular Tourist Spots Will Be Increasingly Privatized — And Access Will be Limited

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog12/03/2018

If the world's most popular historical sites are to be preserved from overuse by tourists, ownership of these places will need to be more forcefully established, and access more carefully controlled.

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A Brief History of French Socialists

SocialismWorld History

Blog11/26/2018

France did not adopt collectivism overnight. Rather, it has seen key periods that have made France fertile soil for a certain brand of aggressive socialism.

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There's No #metoo When Economies Collapse — You Do What You Have to Do

Booms and BustsWorld History

Blog11/16/2018

Economic disasters often lead to a rise in the number of people willing to work in the sex trades — which are staffed mainly by desperate 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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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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The Libertarian Quest for a Grand Historical Narrative

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog11/05/2018

Steven Pinker’s attempt to rescue the Whig theory of history and demonstrate that we live in the best of all worlds turns out to be an utter failure.

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Where Is Brazil Headed Now?

Global EconomyWorld History

New Brazilian president Bolsonaro does not pretend to understand much about economics, but some of his advisors may move in the right direction.

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Why Marxism Shifted from Economics to Culture

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/26/2018

Some Marxists have been quite explicit about their desire to apply the Marxist idea of exploitation to nearly every facet of society.

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