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Week in Review: June 17, 2017

Big GovernmentProtectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog06/16/2017
One might now say monetary policy has progressed from a policy of "ultra low" rates to simply a policy of low rates.

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Mobility and Nobility

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog06/13/2017
In this review of two new books on social class, Theordore Dalrymple examines some of the realities that frustrate the efforts of the egalitarians.

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The American Architects of The South-African Catastrophe

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog06/09/2017
The South Africans once flirted with a decentralized, federal structure. The United States meddled to make sure that didn't happen.

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Natural-Law Libertarianism and the Pursuit of Justice

Legal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog06/07/2017
Before endorsing a legal system, libertarians must first figure out what justice is. The natural-law framework is one way of figuring this out.

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Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog06/07/2017
Local governments could go to the taxpayers and ask for more revenue to fight crime. But, it's much easier to seize it from innocent suspects instead.

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Week in Review: June 3, 2017

EducationThe EnvironmentGlobal EconomyHealthBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog06/02/2017
Political agendas like the Paris Agreement must take into account costs, benefits, and economic reality. "Science" doesn't dictate good policy.

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How 1989's Invasion of Panama Set the Stage for 25 Years of Endless War

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog05/31/2017
Manuel Noriega, who died this week, was a central figure in what would become a well-worn post Cold-War American habit of invading small countries.

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Are We Fighting Terrorism, Or Creating More Terrorism?

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog05/30/2017
The G7's new "crackdown" on terrorism really means more surveillance of innocent civilians, less free speech, and many more bombs dropped overseas.

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Week in Review: May 27, 2017

StrategyWorld HistoryPolitical TheoryPraxeology

Blog05/26/2017
Trump's budget signals that as far as government spending goes, it's business as usual in Washington.

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