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"The Will of the People" Is a Myth

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/07/2016

Candidates rarely win votes from more than a small fraction of the population, and yet this meager performance is said to be a "mandate."

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We Need More Stuff — Not More Jobs

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/07/2016

As always in an election year, the public clamors for more jobs. But really, they are clamoring for more, newer, and better stuff.

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Protectionism vs. Corruption: Which Is Worse for the Economy?

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/04/2016

Both political corruption and trade barriers lead to economic impoverishment. The current election has brought both issues to the fore.

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Central Banks Have Robbed Us Of the Benefits of Free Trade

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/03/2016

In a free market, increasing trade leads to increases in real wages. Unfortunately, central banks have intervened to inflate many of those gains away.

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Electing "the Right People" Won't Fix Washington, DC

StrategyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/02/2016

Decentralization, not political influence, should be the goal — a strategy that is more "Brexit" and less "Reagan Revolution."

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Public Faith in Elections Falls as the State Grows

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/27/2016

Faith in the voting process has weakened because voters are increasingly fearful of what an electoral loss might bring.

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Federal Meddling in Dairy Farms Hurts Both Consumers and Producers

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/24/2016

Federal laws against free association of dairy producers has created a deeply distorted and unresponsive market.

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Ballots and Bullets

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/20/2016

It is often argued that democracy replaces violent political changes with peaceful ones, but this is not quite as convincing as we are told.

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How the Feds Botched the Frontier Homestead Acts

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/19/2016

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.

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Faced with Angry Voters, the Elites Sour on Democracy

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/18/2016

In the wake of Brexit and other referendum votes that go against the leftist political orthodoxy, elites have decided democracy is a problem.

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