Decentralization and Secession

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Brexit Has Reached the Point of No Return

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal Economy

Blog02/10/2018
In the absence of waning UK power in Brussels, the EU is pushing even worse policies than before, making a UK return at this point very unwise.

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From Abortion to Circumcision, Democracy Won't Save Minorities from the Majority

Decentralization and SecessionPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/09/2018
Not every conflict in values can be solved with democracy or dialogue. Often, it just comes down to the majority trampling the minority.

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Secession Movements in Mexico Challenge Federal Power

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyWorld History

Blog01/31/2018
Mexican towns and cities are turning to partial secession to fight crime and corruption. Will the central government let them get away with it?

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Before Roe v. Wade, Abortion Had Always Been a State and Local Matter

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/24/2018
In the late 19th century, anti-abortion activists went to state legislatures for restrictions, while the federal government was mostly ignored.

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The Hanseatic League: An "Empire" of Commerce

Decentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

The prosperous League had no coherent political organization, and there was no clearly defined administrative center or a system for raising taxes.

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In a Stateless World, Can You Grow Veggies In Your Front Yard?

Bureaucracy and RegulationDecentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog12/14/2017
Without privatization or secession, the majority can run untrammeled over a minority, and the minority has no escape.

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How to Build a Better Government: Smaller, Consensual, and Decentralized

Decentralization and Secession

Blog12/08/2017
Tom W. Bell has written a well-sourced paean to consent, choice, and competitive governance.

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Why James Madison Hated Democracy

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog12/01/2017
Madison condemned "democracy" because the pro-freedom, pro-decentralization Anti-Federalists valued "the democratic spirit."

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Eliminating the State and Local Tax Deduction Is a Terrible Idea

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

Blog11/29/2017
The federal tax burden is huge compared to state and local taxes. Even in California.

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Secession — Not Military Intervention — Can Help Venezuela

Decentralization and SecessionInterventionism

Blog11/07/2017
Secession and decentralization in Venezuela could help many escape from the out-of-control regime.

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