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Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
Because policing is heavily subsidized by taxpayers, people call the police far more than they would otherwise.
Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. History
There are two sets of rules that function in America. One set for the political class, and another set for everyone else.
U.S. HistoryBusiness Cycles
James Grant has shown us how the only sure cure for depression is deflation and liquidation of overblown resource and asset prices.
Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
This week has been marked by devastating illustrations of why so much of the public distrusts the institutions of the state.
Never constitutional, the FBI was formed to compete against more effective private agencies. It now functions to shield politicians from the law.
Not surprisingly, the Supreme Court — part of the US government — recently decided to expand the powers and privileges of the US government.
Legal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. History
When a pundit refers to "gun violence" when the discussion is about homicide, they're usually trying to hide something.
U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
Some people seem to think the Constitution of 1787 is pretty much the same thing as the Declaration of Independence. They're wrong.
Since the Revolution was a people's war, the extent of mass participation in the militia and committees led necessarily to a democratizing of suffrage in the new governments.
U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory
When I was a kid, I loved Independence Day. Now it just makes me sad.