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President Trump: Cancel Your Saudi Trip, Play More Golf

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog05/08/2017
Many pundits complain that Trump spends too much time golfing. I'd rather he spend more time golfing and less time making deals with dictators.

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Migrants from Other States Are "Stealing Our Jobs"

U.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog05/08/2017
By the standards of the protectionists' economic arguments against immigration, state-to-state migrants in the US are a very big problem.

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The Myth of the Rule of Law

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/07/2017
As a myth, the concept of the rule of law is both powerful and dangerous. Its power derives from its great emotive appeal.

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Week in Review: May 6, 2017

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/05/2017
Donald Trump had a good week in Washington. Unfortunately, good news for politicians is often bad news for Americans.

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One-Third of Americans Are on Government Healthcare

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog05/04/2017
Let's hope the "repeal" of Obamacare doesn't make anyone mistake the American healthcare system for anything that's "free-market."

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How Governments Outlaw Affordable Housing

The EntrepreneurPolitical TheoryPricesPrivate Property

Blog05/04/2017
In many places, rent growth means more housing is badly needed. Unfortunately, local governments are working hard to limit the supply of housing.

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The Myth of the "Popular Will"

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Democracy often relies on conflating society with the state. Unfortunately, this confusion can lead to the politicization of every facet of daily life.

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How Liberty Defined Western Civilization

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/03/2017
The idea of liberty is and has always been peculiar to the West.

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What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/02/2017
Austro-libertarians will find much to admire in his brilliant takedowns of the “pseudo-experts” in academia, journalism, politics, and science.

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Americans Are More Mobile Than Many Other Societies — And That's Not Always Good

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/01/2017
Americans are more mobile residents of other countries, and this has many economic benefits. But residential mobility also has a number of hidden costs.

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