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Claudio Grass on Swiss Decentralization and Double Majorities

Taxes and SpendingWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/29/2016

When used properly, and when restrained by the prevalence of a relatively laissez-faire ideology, democracy can indeed work as a brake on government power.

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Menger: The Oracle of the Fall of Europe

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog02/23/2016

Ludwig von Mises writes on how Carl Menger foresaw the destruction of Europe due to its rejection of capitalism and classical liberalism.

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NATO Weakens As Old Alliances Break Down

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog02/23/2016

Some NATO members are hinting that they're not really willing to fight wars for the sake of other NATO members. 

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Europe Continues to Splinter: A British Exit Looms Large as Schengen Dies

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/22/2016

Between conflicts with Eastern Europe, and the threat of a Birtish exit, the EU has some real problems. 

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Thanks to NATO, Americans Pay for Turkey's Wars

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog02/19/2016

If our "representatives" in Washington cared anything for fiscal responsibility or keeping costs under control, the US would leave NATO immediately, or at least take a small step in the right direction by expelling Turkey from NATO, ASAP.

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1916 and the Health of the State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryInterventionism

Blog01/21/2016

A century of altering the social and economic life in the West: World War I.

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Viva Venezuela... But Not Yet

World History

Nicholas Maduro is far from having surrendered his power after the latest elections.

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Hey Big Spender: France's Robust Military Spending

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog11/17/2015

When French President Francois Hollande declared this week that France is "at war," this could only possibly have been news to people who weren't paying attention. Of course, France is at war.

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The Silent, Slow, Stubborn Revolution

Media and CultureWorld History

The most effective revolutions are in fact silent, slow, stubborn, and most importantly, peaceful.

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