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Nasty Politics and "Low-Information Voters" Are Nothing New

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Jon Grinspan's new book The Virgin Vote reminds us that democracy has no golden age of civil and well-reasoned electioneering.

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Election 2016: Liberty Loses No Matter Who Wins

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Many of the threats to liberty posed by this year's presidential candidates are due to the long history of supporting expanded presidential power.

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Coca-Cola, Cronyism, and the War on Drugs

Corporate WelfareU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition


Coca-Cola still uses components of the cocaine-producing coca leaf in its production today in a partnership with big pharma and government cronies.

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Rothbard's Libertarian Look at the Sixties

StrategyU.S. History


NEW BOOK. For Rothbard, libertarianism was not an intellectual parlor game, it was a banner that was meant to be carried into battle.

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Decentralize the Military: Why We Need Independent Militias

Decentralization and SecessionThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism


A "well-regulated militia," controlled by the states, was once considered essential to providing a counterweight against federal power.

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The FDA’s Cigar Fascism

The EntrepreneurGlobal EconomyU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition


New FDA regulations — like most crony capitalist regs — will help large established businesses while hurting smaller ones.

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The Consequences of Militarized Police Forces

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPrivate Property


When police are trained to regard the citizens as military opponents, bad things happen.

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When Guerrilla Warfare Can Succeed — And When It Will Fail

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


Murray Rothbard suggested that non-state insurgents were preferable to state-operated militaries. But can non-state armies ever succeed?

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Why We Get More Policing Than We Need: It's "Free"

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Because policing is heavily subsidized by taxpayers, people call the police far more than they would otherwise.

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The Political Class vs. the Rest of Us

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.

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