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Governments Have Been Corrupt Since Before Christ

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismWorld History

Blog04/11/2018

How prevalent has political corruption been over recorded history—and how did it originate? 

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"Ability to Pay" Is a Lousy Way to Judge Tax Policy

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/11/2018

The ability-to-pay doctrine falls short of providing a logical or ethical justification for progressive tax rates, for multiple reasons.

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Secession: The First Wave

U.S. History

04/11/2018Audio/Video
Throughout the 1850s, tensions over slavery continued to divide the Northern and Southern states. Finally, after the election of Abraham Lincoln, seven of the fifteen slave states broke away from the Union.

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End the War on Gambling

Big Government

Blog04/11/2018

March Madness is over. However, the federal prohibition against gambling on the basketball games continues.

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How the 1960's Made Everything Worse

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

Blog04/10/2018

LBJ wanted to be remembered for his Great Society legacy. And he has his wish.

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Why Big Government, Big Banks, and Big Tech All Hate Cash

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/10/2018

Government, tech, and banks all have a common interest in moving consumers and taxpayers toward the abolition of physical cash. 

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The Revenge Origins of the Sherman Antitrust Act

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog04/10/2018

The origins of the Sherman Act provide an important reminder that politicians can be motivated by revenge, greed, hatred, jealously, and spite.

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The Static Mentality

Free MarketsOther Schools of Thought

Blog04/09/2018

One of the main shortcomings of the mathematical economists is that they deal with a "static state" as if it were something really existing.

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What Makes AI Dangerous? The State

04/09/2018Power & Market

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The Disaster of Federal Farm Policy

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog04/09/2018

The failures of farm programs remain a reminder of why Washington’s power needs to be radically slashed across the board.

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