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Let Catalonia Decide

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog09/19/2017
In an imperfect world, libertarians should support smaller and more decentralized governments as a pragmatic step toward greater liberty.

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Passchendaele: A Century after the Horror

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog09/19/2017
Passchendaele is a gruesome example of the human costs of war, as well as the evils of war-making and the political forces that drive it.

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The Capitalist Revolution

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog09/18/2017
Under capitalism, the common man was no longer a drudge who had to be satisfied with the crumbs that fell from the tables of the rich.

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Week in Review: September 16, 2017

Big GovernmentProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and SpendingWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog09/15/2017
"Politicians who compromise and seek bipartisanship are the most dangerous among the entire crew in Washington."

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The Space Race Is Now "Privatized" — But You're Still Paying for It

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog09/13/2017
"Ultimately, this is going to be a huge public-private partnership," says Elon Musk, as he rakes in taxpayer money.

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Keynes: A Master of Confused and Confusing Prose

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

Blog09/13/2017
A careful reading of Keynes's 'General Theory' suggests its unintelligible prose may be an effort to appear erudite while saying little of value.

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Germany's New Political Party Is Just Another Big-Government Party

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog08/30/2017
Germany's newest political party once held a banner for free markets. Unfortunately, it's been lately moving very much in the wrong direction.

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Walter Starkie and the Greatest Novel of All

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog08/29/2017
Whether Starkie was right that Don Quixote was the greatest of all novels is a question that each reader must determine for himself.

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"Liberal Socialism" — Another False Utopia

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/28/2017
Very often, bad and failed ideas do not die, they simply reappear in slightly different intellectual garb.

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The King Hath a Heavy Reckoning to Make

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/24/2017
The Bard had a deep appreciation of political theatre, and even when his works seem to praise kings and wars, they’re often subtly condemning them.

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