Political Theory

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Violence: How It's Different From Market Exchange

War and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog08/03/2017
Not all human action is truly voluntary in the marketplace. Violence can be used to distort and force a wide variety of relationship among human beings.

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The First Economics Lesson

Political Theory

Blog08/01/2017
The inherent difficulties of economics would be great enough in any case, but they are multiplied a thousandfold by the intervention of special interests.

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Can the UK's Jacob Rees-Mogg Put the Conservatives Back on Track?

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/01/2017
After a months of retreating on Brexit, and a botched election, the British Conservatives need a hard-line position on free trade and de-regulation.

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Government Workers Don't Magically Become Altruists

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/28/2017
Why should one assume that those in control of the state would act in a way more in accord with justice than would actors on the private market?

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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 "Science" of Liberty

Free MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/10/2017
Some day, perhaps, liberty and “libertarian studies” will be recognized as an independent, though related, part of the academic curriculum.

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For Libertarians, the British Monarchy Is the Least of Our Worries

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/09/2017
The world would be a better place if the Queen expanded her veto power as a check against Parliament.

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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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Hayek's Chicago Seminar on Justice and Equality

Political Theory

Blog06/26/2017
In 1950-51 Hayek presented a seminar at the University of Chicago entitled "Justice and Equality." The seminar was opened to faculty and students.

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If We Want "Unity," Government Must Become Weaker

Decentralization and SecessionMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Blog06/23/2017
The problem of majorities oppressing minorities becomes worse the larger the government becomes. The answer is to make the state weaker.

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