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U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
Candidates rarely win votes from more than a small fraction of the population, and yet this meager performance is said to be a "mandate."
Global EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
As always in an election year, the public clamors for more jobs. But really, they are clamoring for more, newer, and better stuff.
Both political corruption and trade barriers lead to economic impoverishment. The current election has brought both issues to the fore.
In a free market, increasing trade leads to increases in real wages. Unfortunately, central banks have intervened to inflate many of those gains away.
StrategyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
Decentralization, not political influence, should be the goal — a strategy that is more "Brexit" and less "Reagan Revolution."
Faith in the voting process has weakened because voters are increasingly fearful of what an electoral loss might bring.
Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
Federal laws against free association of dairy producers has created a deeply distorted and unresponsive market.
It is often argued that democracy replaces violent political changes with peaceful ones, but this is not quite as convincing as we are told.
The Homestead Acts are often held up as proof of how wise and prudent the federal government can be. The actual history of the Acts is less impressive.
U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory
In the wake of Brexit and other referendum votes that go against the leftist political orthodoxy, elites have decided democracy is a problem.