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26 Percent of Eligible Voters Voted for Trump

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/09/2016

Trump's upset win provides no mandate and does not translate into any general approval for the candidate's agenda.

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The Government Won't Make America Great Again

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11/09/2016

America's success stems from its limitation of state power. Unfortunately, it's not clear that Donald Trump realizes this.

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The Trouble With Politics

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

If my repeated insistence that I do not consent, is insufficient to indicate my lack of consent, then what kind of crazy moral system is this?

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"The Will of the People" Is a Myth

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/07/2016

Candidates rarely win votes from more than a small fraction of the population, and yet this meager performance is said to be a "mandate."

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We Need More Stuff — Not More Jobs

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/07/2016

As always in an election year, the public clamors for more jobs. But really, they are clamoring for more, newer, and better stuff.

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Protectionism vs. Corruption: Which Is Worse for the Economy?

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/04/2016

Both political corruption and trade barriers lead to economic impoverishment. The current election has brought both issues to the fore.

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Central Banks Have Robbed Us Of the Benefits of Free Trade

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/03/2016

In a free market, increasing trade leads to increases in real wages. Unfortunately, central banks have intervened to inflate many of those gains away.

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Electing "the Right People" Won't Fix Washington, DC

StrategyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog11/02/2016

Decentralization, not political influence, should be the goal — a strategy that is more "Brexit" and less "Reagan Revolution."

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Public Faith in Elections Falls as the State Grows

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/27/2016

Faith in the voting process has weakened because voters are increasingly fearful of what an electoral loss might bring.

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Federal Meddling in Dairy Farms Hurts Both Consumers and Producers

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/24/2016

Federal laws against free association of dairy producers has created a deeply distorted and unresponsive market.

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