Political Theory

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The New York Times and the "Lost Cause" of Bolshevism

World HistoryPolitical Theory

According to the New York Times, we should be mourning the passing of the Soviet era and all of its promises of a better life for all.

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When Gunmen Strike, You're on Your Own

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Police took more than an hour to confront the Las Vegas shooter. And that's just one illustration of how government monopolies work.

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More Populism Might Have Produced a Better Fed Chair

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Trump's selection of Jerome Powell highlights a flaw in Hayek's strategy to change public policy through "second hand dealers of ideas."

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If American Federalism Were like Swiss Federalism, There Would be 1,300 States

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Swiss political decentralization is far more small and localized than is the case in the United States.

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The Voluntaryist Constitution

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Is it possible to write a constitution that truly limits the powers of the state?

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A Call for "Do-Nothing" Presidents Without Legacies

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Presidential legacies mean government planning and control over the decisions and destinies of large numbers of people.

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Mises, Rothbard, and Catalonia

Decentralization and SecessionWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Like Mises, Rothbard does not require a seceding group to be classical liberal in orientation in order to secede.

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Classical Liberalism and the Problem of "Race" in America

StrategyPolitical Theory

The race-based “identity politics” of contemporary America threatens a return to a biologically determined classification of individuals.

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The Political and Economic Mystiques of State Power

World HistoryPolitical Theory

One of the mysteries of human history is how a handful of rulers succeed in gaining the loyalty and obedience of large numbers of subjects and citizens.

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Mises and Cosmopolitanism

Free MarketsPolitical Theory

Like Mises himself, the Mises Institute seeks "the perfect cooperation of all mankind, taking place peacefully and without friction."

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