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Trump's SOTU: Guns and Butter for Everyone

01/30/2018Power & Market

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Paul Leroy-Beaulieu: A Warning Voice About the Socialist Tragedy to Come

Socialism

Blog01/30/2018
Leroy-Beaulieu wrote about the dangers and nature of socialism three decades before the Russian Revolution began. The tiger never changes its stripes.

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Misleading with Numbers: It's Worse When the Government Does It

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/30/2018
It's alarming how much government will turn to bad and misleading numbers to justify its latest scheme to tax and regulate us for our own good.

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Why States Don't Require Blood Tests for Marriages Anymore

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018
States used to mandate that couples take blood tests before being allowed to obtain a marriage license. Fortunately, that is now a thing of the past.

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Trump Shows Us Why Its So Hard to "Drain the Swamp"

StrategyTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018
The permanent government of bureaucrats, generals, staffers, and strategists in Washington exercises greater power than any elected official.

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Marriage Licenses: Alabama Legislature Moves Toward Less Government Meddling

Blog01/29/2018
Should the Alabama legislation be passed, government marriage will move closer to being little more than a civil contract, and that's a good thing.

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The Child Labor Amendment Debate of the 1920's

Financial MarketsLegal SystemU.S. History

01/29/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The failed attempt to pass an anti-child-labor amendment in the 1920s offers some fascinating insights into the Progressive ideology of the time.
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Profit and Charity Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Monopoly and CompetitionPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog01/29/2018
In order to pursue “social justice” goals, firms must first manage to turn a profit. Otherwise, they'll disappear.

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Is Zoning Popular? The Evidence is Weak

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/29/2018
Often, these zoning ordinances were shoddily crafted by non-locals to help municipalities meet federal mandates.

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Deneen on Historical Change

Political Theory

Blog01/28/2018
Deneen contends that the ideas of foundational great thinkers molded modern political and social history. He fails to argue for this; he just "tell us."

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