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Week in Review: May 27, 2017

StrategyWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryPraxeology

Blog8 hours ago
Trump's budget signals that as far as government spending goes, it's business as usual in Washington.

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How Not to Study the State

EducationPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog8 hours ago
Most high school government classes offer an analysis of the state that's shockingly simplistic and simple-minded.

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The Trump Budget: Real Cuts vs. the Media Version of "Cuts"

PovertyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog05/25/2017
The Trump budget proposes to increase spending on Medicaid by slightly less that what had been earlier proposed. In DC-speak, this is called a "cut."

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Can Libertarians Have Communal Property?

Political Theory

Blog05/23/2017
A society that is totally privatized can include community-owned property and common amenities. All that is necessary is that everything is voluntary.

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The Death Cult of Collectivism

Political Theory

Blog05/23/2017
All collectivist doctrines are harbingers of irreconcilable hatred and war to the death.

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Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Venezuela

Political Theory

Blog05/18/2017
Venezuela represents one of the left's greatest victories against so-called neoliberalism. Oddly, they don't seem to be bragging about it.

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The American Way of War Is a Budget-Breaker

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog05/18/2017
Perhaps it’s time to finally consider the true costs of America's current wars in lives lost, dollars spent, and opportunities squandered.

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Brexit Has Put EU Politicians in Panic Mode

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/15/2017
The UK is in a much better negotiating position than the EU, and the EU knows it.

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Public-Sector Unions Keep the Gravy Train Flowing to Fire Departments

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog05/15/2017
Fire departments rarely fight fires anymore, but you wouldn't know it the way department salaries are soaring.

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Ditch Net Neutrality Now

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/14/2017
The scarcity of internet bandwidth cannot be legislated away, and consumers would benefit most from market allocation — not state control.

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