U.S. History

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Conflicting Government Data Shows the Importance of Sound Economic Theory

U.S. History

Blog10/11/2018

Even if we can observe amazing amounts of economic progress in the face of rising government intervention, in a relatively free economy, this can always be attributed to the resilience of the market system, and the power of human innovation and productivity.

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Why Cass Sunstein Prefers Pro-War "Experts" to Pro-Peace Populists

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog09/28/2018

Randolph Bourne was too much the populist for Sunstein who believed "the people" must be guided by experts, because people are too bewildered by the complexities of it all to be able to choose rationally for themselves.

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In a Blow to Media Gun Narrative, Homicides Down in 2017

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/26/2018

Homicide rates in the US remain well below where they were 25 years ago, and stubbornly high homicide rates are a regional — and not a national — problem.

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The Supreme Court: Why the Stakes Are So High

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/26/2018

The Court’s betrayal of its constitutional role has vastly increased the stakes for the current and any future Justice nomination.

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Romanticizing Reagan

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/25/2018

Reagan's rhetoric on freedom and free markets was excellent. The policies he supported as president weren't nearly as great.

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Median Household Wealth in America Is Going Nowhere

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/20/2018

As of 2016, median wealth in the United States was still near 1983 levels.

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Capitalism Makes Us More Humane

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog09/18/2018

Why is it that starving Venezuelans are eating dogs while Americans are rescuing dogs from hurricanes?

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We Still Haven't Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/17/2018

It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.

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Why the Elites Prefer a Centralized Legal System

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/11/2018

In the early years of the United States, legal systems were far more localized and flexible. But elites preferred consistency over flexibility, and the rich could afford the more bureaucratic legal institutions that ordinary people could not. 

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The Second Amendment's Authors Would Hate Today's Military

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/28/2018

The origins of the Second Amendment tell us it's impossible to be both pro-military and pro-second-amendment at the same time.

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