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Elizabeth Warren's Antitrust Crusade is an Economic and Civil Liberties Nightmare

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/22/2019

There is almost no economic problem, real or imagined, that cannot be made worse by inappropriate government regulation. Antitrust is no exception.

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The Supreme Court's Dubious "Wall of Separation" between Church and State

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/21/2019

How old should a monument be to avoid Establishment Clause challenges? Not that old, given the Supreme Court invented the "wall of separation" argument in only 1947.

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Why Are Progressives so Bad at Governing?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/19/2019

From crumbling public transport to rampant homelessness, progressive politicians are terrible at running the government once they are in power.

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Money and Gold in the 1920s and 1930s: An Austrian View

U.S. HistoryMoney and BankingMoney Supply

Blog06/18/2019

The Fed’s monetary policy, except for very brief periods in 1929 and 1936–1937, was consistently and unremittingly inflationist in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Decentralize the Drug War — On the Way to Abolishing It

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/08/2019

Victories against the drug war have all come first at the local level, and only then does the national government slowly back off its drive to dictate to Americans what they can eat or smoke.

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Fewer than Half of Violent Crimes Are Solved in America

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/06/2019

Fewer than half the homicides in the US end with a conviction in court. The rate for other violent crimes is even worse. Meanwhile, 80 percent of arrests are for petty offenses.

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What Social Contract? Parents of Parkland School Victims Suing Do-Nothing Sheriff's Department

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/04/2019

In addition to having no obligation to intervene to protect the public, government law-enforcement agencies are protected by many layers of formal immunity which allow them to both abuse their power and neglect their duties without any significant repercussions to themselves or to budgets.

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Why Gun Ownership Rates Tell Us Little About Homicide Trends in America

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/04/2019

Homicide trends in America are driven by deeply entrenched historical and cultural factors that extend far beyond the prevalence of gun ownership.

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The US Supreme Court Is Right to Rule In Favor of Tribal Sovereignty

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog05/28/2019

In two recent cases, Neil Gorsuch joined the "liberal" wing of the Court to side with Indian tribes in enhancing tribal sovereignty. This is a good thing for limiting and decentralizing government power.

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Florida’s New Teacher Carry Law is a Decent First Step

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog05/27/2019

When it comes to school safety, a good place to start is by allowing local jurisdictions to reassert local control in their own communities.

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