Political Theory

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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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State of the Nation: Progressives, Conservatives, and Trump

Political Theory

Blog01/09/2018
One year into Trump’s term and one political constant remains: belief in and enforcement of intrusive government.

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On-Duty Police Deaths Were Near a 50-Year Low in 2017

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog01/09/2018
Government policing is becoming less hazardous. It is also safer than being a roofer, farmer, or pilot.

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The Constitution Does What it Was Written To Do — Expand Government Power

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/09/2018
The purposely open-ended Commerce Clause and deliberately nebulous phrases such as “general welfare” are in there for a reason.

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Cannabis Tax Revenues Will be a Roadblock to Sessions's Drug War

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/05/2018
State tax collectors and local businesses are unlikely to go along quietly with new federal efforts to crack down on legalized marijuana.

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In a Stateless World, Can You Grow Veggies In Your Front Yard?

Bureaucracy and RegulationDecentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog12/14/2017
Without privatization or secession, the majority can run untrammeled over a minority, and the minority has no escape.

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A Small Revolution

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog12/12/2017
At this point a move toward political subsidiarity and secession seems the most fruitful, realistic, and humane approach for pragmatic libertarians.

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Totalitarian Regimes Aren't the Only Bloodthirsty Ones

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/29/2017
Certainly some regimes are worse than others, but even non-totalitarian regimes are anything but humanitarian when judged properly.

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Misdiagnosing Populism

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog11/28/2017
Libertarians should support populist sentiments or movements when they are pro-liberty/anti-state, and oppose them when they are not.

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