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How the Global Drug War Pushed Down Heroin Prices

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPrices

Blog03/23/2017
As the Drug War attacked heroin production in one place, it encouraged increases in heroin production in other places, pushing down global prices.

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We Need Hope

EducationStrategyWorld History

Blog02/22/2017
Just taking a moment to be cheerful is a powerful remedy from the misery of politics: in fact, such simple resistance is an almost revolutionary act.

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Nietzsche and the State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2017
Nietzsche thought that the state would probably be replaced by private protection agencies.

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Donald Trump Is the Least of Latin America's Worries

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/10/2017
The regimes of Latin America have been quite successful at destroying their own economies — without any help from Donald Trump.

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How Political Competition Made Europe Rich

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/26/2017
Political decentralization is “the essence of the spirit of Europe.” It is what made room for the merchant to trade and for the worker to innovate.

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What the Tobacco Industry Did for Women

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/25/2017
Far from being a tool of the so-called patriarchy, marketplace producers enthusiastically cater to anyone willing to join in.

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Conceived in Liberty: The Medieval Communes of Europe

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/24/2017
The urban "communes" of medieval Europe were the early cradle of economic and political freedoms that would transform Europe in later centuries.

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Inequality Doesn't Create Poverty

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/18/2017
When egalitarians like Oxfam say some people are "worse off," they really mean those people are getting rich more slowly than some others.

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Oxfam's Hypocrisy on Private Wealth

The EntrepreneurWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

By Oxfam's methods, anyone with a few bucks in the bank is causing poverty for the bottom 10%. Oxfam, of course, has much more than a few bucks.

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