Political Theory

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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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The Tragedy of the Commons in the Courtroom

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog06/22/2017
Since using the court system costs them nothing, police and prosecutors have an incentive to load up the court system with non-violent "crimes."

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Jeff Sessions's Reefer Madness

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog06/20/2017
Jeff Sessions's war against marijuana legalization will do nothing to fight crime or improve health.

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Week in Review: June 17, 2017

Big GovernmentProtectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical TheoryPrivate Property

Blog06/16/2017
One might now say monetary policy has progressed from a policy of "ultra low" rates to simply a policy of low rates.

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Mobility and Nobility

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog06/13/2017
In this review of two new books on social class, Theordore Dalrymple examines some of the realities that frustrate the efforts of the egalitarians.

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