U.S. History

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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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Romanticizing Reagan

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/25/2018

Reagan's rhetoric on freedom and free markets was excellent. The policies he supported as president weren't nearly as great.

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Median Household Wealth in America Is Going Nowhere

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/20/2018

As of 2016, median wealth in the United States was still near 1983 levels.

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Capitalism Makes Us More Humane

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog09/18/2018

Why is it that starving Venezuelans are eating dogs while Americans are rescuing dogs from hurricanes?

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We Still Haven't Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/17/2018

It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.

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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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The Second Amendment's Authors Would Hate Today's Military

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/28/2018

The origins of the Second Amendment tell us it's impossible to be both pro-military and pro-second-amendment at the same time.

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Our Republic's First Economist

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog08/18/2018

With printing of the Continental notes in 1775, Webster feared people would think you could finance the Revolutionary War by printing paper money. We should have listened!

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The Deep State's Long Enmity Toward Iranians

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/11/2018

The US deep state’s hatred of the Iranian people goes back a long way, at least as far back as 1953. 

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