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Quit Trying to Turn JFK into a Tax-Cutting Budget Hawk

Blog11/06/2018

It's true that JFK would feel at home in the modern GOP. But that's because the GOP has stopped even pretending to want significant cuts to government spending.

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No, Voting Doesn't Mean You "Support the System"

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog11/05/2018

Voting "no" on a tax increase doesn't mean you really consented to it. And Lysander Spooner argued there's not anything wrong with voting "defensively."

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What the State Is Not

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/05/2018

The state is not "us." Even if 70 percent of the people decided to murder the remaining 30 percent, this would still be murder and would not be voluntary suicide on the part of the slaughtered minority.

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The Libertarian Quest for a Grand Historical Narrative

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog11/05/2018

Steven Pinker’s attempt to rescue the Whig theory of history and demonstrate that we live in the best of all worlds turns out to be an utter failure.

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What the Midterms Mean

Big GovernmentStrategy

Blog11/05/2018

We argue viciously about who governs us from DC, less so about how and whether they should.

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Trump Is Playing Political Games with Ethanol

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog11/05/2018

Clearly, the proposal for increased usage of E15 is a government subsidy to corn growers and the ethanol industry.

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Gustavus Swift: Capitalist Hero

Blog11/05/2018

Gustavus Swift liberated people from a diet of salt pork by figuring out how to ship refrigerated beef.

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No Matter How You Vote, Politicians Don't Represent You

Blog11/03/2018

We're often told that submission to government edicts is "voluntary" because we have "representative" government. The evidence suggests, however, that politicians don't represent their constituents. Nor could they, even if they wanted to.

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