Political Theory

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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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Liberty, Law and the Market Economy

EducationFree MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog01/16/2018

To regain the liberty that we have lost, we must reawaken an understanding of what liberty, the rule of law, and individual self-responsibility mean.

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Deneen on Liberalism

Political Theory

Blog01/16/2018
Deneen, a political theorist at Notre Dame, has written an insightful account of how isolated individuals turn to the State. Unfortunately, his account of classical liberalism is open to objection.
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