Decentralization and Secession

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What We can Learn from Liechtenstein

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog09/03/2019

The Liechtenstein constitution goes to great pains to place obstacles in the way of exercising state power. It also has provisions explicitly allowing for secession.

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No Deal Brexit: What Will Actually Happen

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyLegal System

Blog08/22/2019

Let's set aside the politically tempting task of speculating about what might happen in the event of a No Deal Brexit, what can we say with certainty will happen?

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When State Governors Tried To Take Back Control of the National Guard

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/19/2019

In 1986, eight governors threatened to veto deployments of state troops to Central America. Washington generals and politicians responded by further destroying state independence and the Second Amendment's militia clause.

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With Europe's Economy Slowing, Can Eurocrats Afford to Play Hardball on Brexit?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/10/2019

For Brussels, giving in on Brexit encourages rebellion from disaffected populations in other member states, but do they really have a choice? 

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Can Boris Turn a Hard Brexit Into a Tax Cut?

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/06/2019

The establishment media are still wrong-footed on Brexit. Johnson's hardball approach could be a big win for the UK.

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The United States Is Not a Nation: The Problem with "National Conservatism"

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/31/2019

The United States is not a nation. From the very beginning it was more of a collection of various nations united by ideas of political unity and by fairly high levels of tolerance for other groups within that union. The US certainly contains nations, but it was never a single nation.

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The US Supreme Court Is Right to Rule In Favor of Tribal Sovereignty

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog05/28/2019

In two recent cases, Neil Gorsuch joined the "liberal" wing of the Court to side with Indian tribes in enhancing tribal sovereignty. This is a good thing for limiting and decentralizing government power.

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Confronting the Myths about "Arming Teachers"

Decentralization and SecessionLegal System

Blog05/24/2019

There is no evidence that properly trained and armed private citizens would do a worse job than government "law enforcement" personnel in enhancing school safety.

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Political Centralization Ended the Roman Republic

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog04/25/2019

In order to destroy the Republic in favor of empire, the new Roman dictators systematically dismantled the Republic's system of local autonomy and self-rule.

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Rent Control Is Terrible: So Keep it Local

Decentralization and SecessionPoverty

Blog04/03/2019

Some states have proposed overturning laws that ban local governments from using housing policies like rent control. Rent control is terrible, but there's no reason to believe state governments ought to dictate housing policy to local governments.

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