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Nationalism, Socialism, and Violent Revolution

SocialismWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/02/2019

Marx said that what he wanted was to create a one-world state. And that was Lenin’s idea too.

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In Spain’s Elections, the Left Wins, but the Economy Loses

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog04/29/2019

The center-left in Spain survived last weeks elections. Whether the economy can survive the left's tax addiction remains to be seen.

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Political Centralization Ended the Roman Republic

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog04/25/2019

In order to destroy the Republic in favor of empire, the new Roman dictators systematically dismantled the Republic's system of local autonomy and self-rule.

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The Arbitrary Line Between Legal Bribery and Illegal Bribery

Bureaucracy and RegulationWorld History

Blog04/23/2019

The corruption scandal that now plagues Justin Trudeau goes back to the rather questionable notion that the Canadian government ought to regulate contracts in foreign countries, while also setting an arbitrary distinction between legal and illegal bribery.

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Yes, Julian Assange Is a Journalist — But That Shouldn't Matter

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog04/18/2019

The Bill of Rights doesn't mention that freedom of speech is restricted to a special class of establishment journalists. Freedom of speech is a universal property right, regardless of what the establishment-media gatekeepers say.

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Getting Libertarianism Right

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Hoppe sees the fundamental difference between the worldviews of Left and Right: The Right accepts the reality of human differences but the Left does not.

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Electoral College: Why We Must Decentralize Democracy

World History

Blog03/29/2019

Democracy works best at a small scale. The electoral college's nod to this reality is much too weak. But it's better than nothing. 

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Is Mexico "Neoliberal"?

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog03/28/2019

Mexican interventionists are now pushing the idea that Mexico is a country dominated by a free-market ideology which they call "neo-liberalism." But any serious look at Mexico's government makes it clear this is not the case.

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The Cost of the Enlightenment

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/26/2019

The fruit of the Enlightenment has been the growth and centralization of the state, at the expense of all other institutions. The material plenty we enjoy today are in spite of this change, not because of it.

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How Wage Work Liberated Women (and Men)

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog03/18/2019

Far from making women "wage slaves," Europe's move toward urban wage work liberated both women and men from the isolation and low productivity of rural farm work.

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