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Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog09/12/2017
The latest argument in favor of conscription is that it's good for the economy. But, it's all just another central-planning scheme.

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What If Every Person Paid an Equal Share of the Military Budget?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/11/2017
If military costs were spread out evenly, a family of four would be paying more than $9,000 per year.

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What We Lost on September 11th

The Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

Blog09/11/2017
What should have been a profoundly embarrassing and soul-searching moment for the US national security state became an exercise in chest thumping.

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Why the War Party Loves to Call Foreign Leaders Insane

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/07/2017
Why employ caution or think about the costs of war when we can wave everything aside with a "they're crazy!" claim, and proceed to pre-emptive war.

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Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/24/2017
Southern secession was indeed motivated by slavery. But the war the North waged in response was not motivated by abolitionism.

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The King Hath a Heavy Reckoning to Make

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/24/2017
The Bard had a deep appreciation of political theatre, and even when his works seem to praise kings and wars, they’re often subtly condemning them.

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Domestic Politics Is Dictating Our Foreign Policy

Cronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/23/2017
The more Trump becomes isolated politically, the more he's likely to try and shore up his base by pandering to the Pentagon and its friends.

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Ron Paul Reacts to Trump's Afghanistan Speech

War and Foreign Policy

Blog08/22/2017
On Twitter, Ron Paul reacted to President Donald Trump's speech last night calling for increasing US presence in Afghanistan.

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Ron Paul Institute Statement on Trump's Afghanistan Speech

War and Foreign Policy

Blog08/22/2017
Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, released this statement regarding President Trump's speech.

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Why Was Ancient China so Good at War, and so Bad at Commerce?

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

Blog08/22/2017
By providing rewards for bureaucrats and punishments for merchants, many rulers destroyed interest in entrepreneurship and innovation outside the state.

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