Political Theory

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Why Special Interests Try to Take Control of Governments

Cronyism and CorporatismPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2018
The more the state increases its powers over the economy, the more motivated special interests become to take control of the state.

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Profit and Charity Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Monopoly and CompetitionPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog01/29/2018
In order to pursue “social justice” goals, firms must first manage to turn a profit. Otherwise, they'll disappear.

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Deneen on Historical Change

Political Theory

Blog01/28/2018
Deneen contends that the ideas of foundational great thinkers molded modern political and social history. He fails to argue for this; he just "tell us."

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Liberty, Law and the Market Economy

EducationFree MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog01/16/2018

To regain the liberty that we have lost, we must reawaken an understanding of what liberty, the rule of law, and individual self-responsibility mean.

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Deneen on Liberalism

Political Theory

Blog01/16/2018
Deneen, a political theorist at Notre Dame, has written an insightful account of how isolated individuals turn to the State. Unfortunately, his account of classical liberalism is open to objection.

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State of the Nation: Progressives, Conservatives, and Trump

Political Theory

Blog01/09/2018
One year into Trump’s term and one political constant remains: belief in and enforcement of intrusive government.

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On-Duty Police Deaths Were Near a 50-Year Low in 2017

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog01/09/2018
Government policing is becoming less hazardous. It is also safer than being a roofer, farmer, or pilot.

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The Constitution Does What it Was Written To Do — Expand Government Power

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/09/2018
The purposely open-ended Commerce Clause and deliberately nebulous phrases such as “general welfare” are in there for a reason.

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Cannabis Tax Revenues Will be a Roadblock to Sessions's Drug War

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/05/2018
State tax collectors and local businesses are unlikely to go along quietly with new federal efforts to crack down on legalized marijuana.

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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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