U.S. History

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Break Up the USA

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Everyone takes for granted that it’s normal for a country of 320 million to be dictated to by a single central authority. It's time to call it quits.

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Abolish the One-Man Presidency

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/20/2017
Alexander Hamilton wanted a strong single executive who could maximize "secrecy" and "dispatch." Unfortunately, he got what he wanted.

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Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/19/2017
Eliminating government regulations is as critical as tax relief in turning the US economy around.

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A Problem with National Homicide Statistics

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/16/2017
Too much aggregation: It's not just a problem for economic data.

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Federal Spending Grew More Under Bush and Reagan than Under Obama

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/10/2017
If the experience of Bush years is any indication, we should brace ourselves now for big increases in government spending.

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Make Every State a Sanctuary State

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/31/2017
California says it may refuse to enforce federal immigration laws. But why stop with immigration laws? Many other federal laws should be ignored, too.

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The Right to Own and Bear Switchblades

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2017
US law and 14 states still outlaw switchblades. The bans, however, were inspired by little more than Hollywood movies about juvenile delinquents.

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The US Navy: A History of Waste and Corruption

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyCalculation and Knowledge

Blog01/24/2017
When politicians play market without bearing the consequences, they create a network of economic privilege that begins with bribes and ends with bombs.

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The DEA: A Good Place to Cut the Federal Budget

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/22/2017
In the real world, repeated failure usually results in budget cuts. But that's not how things work with government agencies like the DEA.

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The Money Myths Behind the Creation of the Federal Reserve

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog01/18/2017
Roger Lowenstein's new book on the Federal Reserve relies on some well-worn myths about the monetary history of the United States.

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