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

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/16/2016

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

Blog08/16/2016

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

Blog08/08/2016

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

Blog08/03/2016

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

Blog07/29/2016

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

Blog07/26/2016

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

Blog07/22/2016

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

Blog07/20/2016

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

Blog07/13/2016

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

Blog07/11/2016

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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