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Can the Government Keep Us Safe?

Legal SystemThe Police State

When the state keeps us less safe, and falsely fosters the impression that we are safe, we become less free.

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The Story that Netflix’s Heroin(e) Fails to Cover

Legal SystemProtectionism and Free TradePrices

Blog10/07/2017
The state provides incentives to doctors to over-prescribe opioid painkillers. An addiction crisis has followed.

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Does Ethnic Heterogeneity Make Homicide Worse in the Americas?

Legal SystemPovertyWorld History

Blog10/06/2017
"Social disorganization" — and thus higher crime rates — are often a result of interactions between different and competing cultural groups.

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NCAA Violations Are Now Federal Crimes?

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/02/2017
Apparently, it is now a federal criminal offense to break the rules of a private organization like the NCAA. Even when there's no victim.

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Now that Roy Moore Won, Is his "Lawlessness" a Problem?

Legal System

Blog09/27/2017
A charge of "lawlessness" is usually an ideologically-empty attempt to capitalize on emotionalism and tribalism.

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Elvis's Own Personal Drug War

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/22/2017
Elvis was a devoted fan of Nixon's Drug War — right up to the day he died from a drug overdose.

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The Supreme Court Failed Us On Vietnam

Legal SystemWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/22/2017
The Supreme Court justices knew that there was no way that the president would comply with a court ruling against the war.

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Genuine Nullification: Marijuana and the Carolina Doctrine

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/31/2017
There's a fine line between today's anti-commandeering effort — and what we should regard as bona fide nullification of federal law.

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Gun Control Laws Have Failed Latin America

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog08/23/2017
High-crime countries like Brazil and Venezuela employ draconian gun-control laws. Law-abiding citizens are thus often left defenseless.

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The Real Cause of America's Opioid Epidemic

HealthLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/20/2017
The real cause of this epidemic is various government policies and the real solution is the dismantling of those same policies, in perpetuum.

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