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No, The Death Penalty Does Not Stop Drug Trafficking

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog03/22/2018

Despite harsh penalties for drug dealers, China's numbers on drug use are not significantly different from those in the US. 

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When "Mental Health" Is Used to Empower the State

Legal System

Blog03/20/2018

Broadening state powers to declare people "mentally ill" is a dangerous proposition. 

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New Florida Gun Law Makes Florida Less Safe

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal SystemThe Police State

Blog03/19/2018

The new Florida legislation is a mess, but it does manage to introduce some chilling language about mental health.

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Gun Rights Don't Come from the Second Amendment

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog03/10/2018

Even without the Bill of Rights, the federal government has no legitimate authority to control what people read or what people own, including books and guns. 

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Public Labor Unions Are Getting Desperate

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesLegal System

Blog03/08/2018
Unions' traditional arguments are increasingly seen as faulty, so unions are falling back on ever-sketchier claims about their alleged benefits.
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There Are Fewer School Shootings Now Than During the 1990s

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog03/01/2018

Schools aren't like they were when we were kids. Schools are safer. 

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Lack of Police Accountability Shows the "Social Contract" Isn't Working

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending

Blog02/27/2018

We're told that we pay taxes in return for government "services." But what happens when the state doesn't keep up its end of the bargain?

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What Free-Banking Advocates Get Wrong

Legal SystemMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/26/2018
Free-banking systems may make bank runs less frequent, but do they prevent credit expansion, artificial booms, and economic recessions?
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Stop Blaming Mexican Violence on American Guns

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog02/23/2018
It's a myth that most illegal guns in Mexico are from the United States. It's also hard to see how Mexican gun control has helped ordinary Mexicans.
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Do Public Unions Make Police More Dangerous?

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog02/22/2018
Research supports the idea that police unions contribute to greater amounts of officer misconduct.
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