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Misleading with Numbers: It's Worse When the Government Does It

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/30/2018
It's alarming how much government will turn to bad and misleading numbers to justify its latest scheme to tax and regulate us for our own good.

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Why States Don't Require Blood Tests for Marriages Anymore

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018
States used to mandate that couples take blood tests before being allowed to obtain a marriage license. Fortunately, that is now a thing of the past.

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Trump Shows Us Why Its So Hard to "Drain the Swamp"

StrategyTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018
The permanent government of bureaucrats, generals, staffers, and strategists in Washington exercises greater power than any elected official.

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Is Zoning Popular? The Evidence is Weak

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/29/2018
Often, these zoning ordinances were shoddily crafted by non-locals to help municipalities meet federal mandates.

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A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryGold Standard

After World War I, the term "gold standard" took on many meanings — a fact that eventually led to that standard’s degradation and abrogation.

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Before Roe v. Wade, Abortion Had Always Been a State and Local Matter

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/24/2018
In the late 19th century, anti-abortion activists went to state legislatures for restrictions, while the federal government was mostly ignored.

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The Shutdown: The Last Thing We Need is a Government Where Everyone Works Together

Big GovernmentU.S. History

Blog01/22/2018
The ability of a minority to prevent the passage of legislation is a feature of good government — it's not a bug.

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The War on Cops: Where's the Evidence?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/22/2018
Heather McDonald's book doesn't exactly demonstrate that a war on cops exists.

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When Government Shuts Down

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

The lesson of a government shutdown is that the world does not collapse when Uncle Sam takes the day off.

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Democracy and Laissez Faire: the New York State Constitution of 1846

U.S. History

Blog01/18/2018
Beneficiaries of the welfare-warfare state's largesse would be horrified by a return to the spirit of the 1840s.

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