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The Right Not To Testify

Legal System

Blog03/14/2019

Conscription of witnesses is no more justified than conscription into the armed forces or into any other service or occupation.

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The Case for Legalizing Blackmail

Legal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/21/2019

The recent controversy over Jeff Bezos has spawned an interesting debate among free-market economists on whether blackmail should be legalized.

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The Ethics of Capitalism

From the ArchivesLegal SystemPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/14/2019

There is no justification for any lawful entrepreneur to feel any sense of guilt in appropriating the results of his or her creative activity.

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Universal Background Checks Are Back

Legal System

Blog02/11/2019

While everyone was talking about the 2018-2019 United States government shutdown, the House began pushing a new bill on universal background checks for gun ownership.

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Look to the States — Not SCOTUS — For Real Asset Forefeiture Reform

Legal System

Blog01/29/2019

The "asset forfeiture" case now before the Supreme Court is unlikely to lead to any substantial limitations on state and local seizures of private property.

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The NFL's Latest Headache

HealthLegal System

Blog01/28/2019

Only one company is still writing workman's comp policies for the NFL. Insurers fear Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) may be the new asbestos, with lawsuits extending into the distant future.

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After #MeToo, Men Begin Avoiding Female Co-Workers

Labor and WagesLegal System

Blog12/07/2018

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, employers hired fewer disabled workers, because they feared lawsuits. We may now be seeing a similar trend in the face of more sexual harassment claims.

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Latin America Has Fewer Guns, But More Crime

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog11/20/2018

Contrary to myth, Latin America has relatively few civilian-owned guns — either legal or illegal. But this hasn't prevented enduring high rates of violent crime.

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In Federal Courts, the Worst Rise to the Top

Legal System

Blog11/09/2018

With far too much time and money on their hands, federal prosecutors have now turned private basketball agreements into a matter for federal criminal prosecution.

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A Libertarian Critique of Birthright Citizenship

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog10/30/2018

It is important to change our political culture, which treats "democracy," or the "right" to vote, as the supreme political good.

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