U.S. History

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The Tragedy of the Commons in the American Prison System

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/11/2017
The war on drugs actually pushes violent criminals back onto the streets in order to devote resources to non-violent criminals.

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The Bernanke-Yellen Bubble-Depression

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog07/10/2017
The next economic crisis will be directly tied to the last economic crisis and the policies the Fed used to “solve” it. As such, it should be called the Bernanke-Yellen Crisis.

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Week in Review: July 8, 2017

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog07/07/2017
Sometimes, "it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another."

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The Flint Water Disaster Shows Why We Need Markets

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog07/06/2017
Public television keeps alive the idea that disasters caused by government bureaucrats will be solved if only we get the "right" people to run things.

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The US Is Not "One Nation" — And it Never Was

U.S. History

Blog07/06/2017
Many hold to a nostalgic view of the United States as a single nation once unified by a common culture. This was never true.

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We Don't Need a Presidential Commission on Voter Fraud

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/06/2017
First it was "Russian hacking" as the excuse for a federal takeover of elections. Now its "voter fraud." The states should tell the feds to get lost.

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3 Things to Remember on Independence Day

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/03/2017
Independence Day is not a celebration of "America." It's a commemoration of secession and armed revolt.

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We Must Declare Independence

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/03/2017
Our revolution is peaceful, and it concentrates on winning hearts and minds one at a time.

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Did Obamacare Really Save Lives?

HealthPovertyU.S. History

Blog06/29/2017
The actual data do not support the breathless claims that rolling back ObamaCare will literally kill many thousands of Americans.

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Jim Grant Explains the Gold Standard

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog06/27/2017
Jim Grant: Our current monetary system "is the financial counterpart to the philosophy of statism."

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