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A Heartless "Solution" to the Heroin Epidemic

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2017
By over-prescribing opiate painkillers, doctors drive many to heroin. Some conservatives want to "solve" the problem by imprisoning more addicts.

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A Better Solution Than Trump’s Border Wall

Legal SystemWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2017
The solution to addressing the problem of illegal immigration is clear: remove the welfare magnet that attracts so many to cross the border illegally.

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The Right to Own and Bear Switchblades

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2017
US law and 14 states still outlaw switchblades. The bans, however, were inspired by little more than Hollywood movies about juvenile delinquents.

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Week in Review: January 28 2017

The FedFree MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog01/27/2017
As expected, the first week of the Trump administration has brought a mix of good and bad.

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Advertisers Aren't As Powerful As We Think

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog01/27/2017
Experience suggests that advertising and propaganda aren't as powerful as we assume them to be. This has both economic and political implications.

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How Political Competition Made Europe Rich

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/26/2017
Political decentralization is “the essence of the spirit of Europe.” It is what made room for the merchant to trade and for the worker to innovate.

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Trump Cuts Subsidy to Real Estate Industry, Opponents Call It a "Tax Increase"

Taxes and SpendingMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Blog01/25/2017
The FHA has long subsidized home loans and home sales with its federal insurance program. Banks and Realtors want to keep the money flowing.

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Conceived in Liberty: The Medieval Communes of Europe

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/24/2017
The urban "communes" of medieval Europe were the early cradle of economic and political freedoms that would transform Europe in later centuries.

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Trump Readies a New Pentagon Spending Binge

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/24/2017
Politicians and bureaucrats have found in Trump a friend who can help fleece the taxpayers for a few trillion more in military spending.

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The DEA: A Good Place to Cut the Federal Budget

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/22/2017
In the real world, repeated failure usually results in budget cuts. But that's not how things work with government agencies like the DEA.

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