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U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
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.
Repealing the 17th Amendment will not change the US Senate into a hotbed of decentralizers and free-marketers.
Cato's Letters 69 and 70 focused on the British election of 1722. But they also provide useful insights Americans should consider this November.
Global EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory
Compared to Europe and Asia, the "frontier states" of the Americas really are something different.
U.S. HistoryMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory
Alarmed by successful entrepreneurship and low prices for consumers, government seeks, yet again, to shut down small businesses.
Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMonetary Theory
Economists Stephen Cohen and Bradford DeLong are spouting an unfortunate amount of enthusiasm for Alexander Hamilton's corporatist economics.
Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
The national debt and cutting government spending simply are not topics the voters care about anymore.
When government creates special demographic categories for groups of people, the effects on public policy can be far reaching.