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Brazil Considers Scaling Back Its Gun Control

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog10/02/2018

In spite of stringent gun-control measures, Brazil's homicide rates are among the worst in the world. Now there's a movement to let more Brazilians defend themselves with private gun ownership.

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In a Blow to Media Gun Narrative, Homicides Down in 2017

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/26/2018

Homicide rates in the US remain well below where they were 25 years ago, and stubbornly high homicide rates are a regional — and not a national — problem.

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The Supreme Court: Why the Stakes Are So High

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/26/2018

The Court’s betrayal of its constitutional role has vastly increased the stakes for the current and any future Justice nomination.

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Gun Ownership Rights Aren't as Safe as Many Think

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog09/22/2018

While the Second Amendment is a formidable barrier, experience suggests a mixture of bureaucratic regulation and court rulings could significantly empower the gun-control lobby.

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What Would it Take to "Win" the Drug War?

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog09/11/2018

Proponents claim that if the government just "cracks down" even harder, the drug problem will be solved. The reality in Mexico and the Philippines shows how wrong this idea is.

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Why the Elites Prefer a Centralized Legal System

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/11/2018

In the early years of the United States, legal systems were far more localized and flexible. But elites preferred consistency over flexibility, and the rich could afford the more bureaucratic legal institutions that ordinary people could not. 

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Can Government Make a Business Work "For The Good of Society"?

Big GovernmentLegal System

Blog07/31/2018

Rulings and regulations that force companies to keep unprofitable businesses operating "for the public good," are really a net loss for the public good.

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The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Do What You Think It Does

Labor and WagesLegal System

Blog07/28/2018

We should stop asking if workers deserve a “living wage” and start asking if the minimum wage actually helps workers obtain one.

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Racially-Motivated Laws Are a Real Thing — And They End up Targeting Everyone

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/13/2018

It's important to recognize racially-motivated laws often have negative consequences for all members of society.

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The Supreme Court Is Much Too Powerful

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/10/2018

A handful of judges in Washington, DC, do nothing to protect our freedoms. In fact, they are a grave threat to freedom.

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