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Break Up the USA

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Everyone takes for granted that it’s normal for a country of 320 million to be dictated to by a single central authority. It's time to call it quits.

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Abolish the One-Man Presidency

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/20/2017
Alexander Hamilton wanted a strong single executive who could maximize "secrecy" and "dispatch." Unfortunately, he got what he wanted.

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Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2017
Eliminating government regulations is as critical as tax relief in turning the US economy around.

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Nietzsche and the State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2017
Nietzsche thought that the state would probably be replaced by private protection agencies.

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Democracy, the God That's Failing

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
Jefferson and Hoppe were right about democracy, but it took Trump and Brexit to show the world how quickly elites abandon it when they don’t prevail.

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The Great Gatsby and the Fed

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
The “constant flicker” of American life described by Fitzgerald in his novel is no less than the artificial boom driven by the Fed during the 1920s.

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Week in Review: February 18, 2017

The FedFree MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
The Fed has elected to keep kicking the can down the road.

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A Problem with National Homicide Statistics

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/16/2017
Too much aggregation: It's not just a problem for economic data.

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Healthcare: Government — Not Technology — Is Driving Prices Up

HealthTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/15/2017
Technology by itself isn't what's making health care so expensive. A more likely cause is government intervention through welfare and regulation.

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That Troublesome 2009 Budget

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/15/2017
The 2009 fiscal year was a big year for huge increases in federal spending. Unfortunately, it was a bipartisan effort.

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