Political Theory

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Like Obama, Trump Loves to Make Laws with "a Pen and a Phone"

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/30/2018

So long as he uses a "national security" ploy, a president can raise taxes without so much as a debate in Congress. 

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Why Marx Hated Individualism

Free MarketsSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog03/29/2018

The capitalist system is a system in which promotion is precisely according to merit. Marx didn't like that.

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Why (Most) Children Shouldn't Vote

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/19/2018

Whether or not a child should vote depends on whether or not he or she is a net taxpayer. 

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Rothbard on National Liberation

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog03/19/2018

Nationalism is not a unitary, monolithic phenomenon. If it is aggressive, we should oppose it; if liberatory, we should favor it. 

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Guns and Schools: Can the Market do Better?

The Police StatePolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog02/21/2018
People want safe neighborhoods and schools, which is just another way to say there is a market for them.

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From Abortion to Circumcision, Democracy Won't Save Minorities from the Majority

Decentralization and SecessionPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/09/2018
Not every conflict in values can be solved with democracy or dialogue. Often, it just comes down to the majority trampling the minority.

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The New German Government Is Bad News

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog02/08/2018
The new governing coalition taking shape in Germany will likely take Germany in a decidedly pro-EU and anti-market direction.

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Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments

Cronyism and CorporatismPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2018
The more the state increases its powers over the economy, the more motivated special interests become to take control of the state.

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Profit and Charity Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Monopoly and CompetitionPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog01/29/2018
In order to pursue “social justice” goals, firms must first manage to turn a profit. Otherwise, they'll disappear.

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Deneen on Historical Change

Political Theory

Blog01/28/2018
Deneen contends that the ideas of foundational great thinkers molded modern political and social history. He fails to argue for this; he just "tell us."

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