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Does "More Europe" Mean More Government?

Global EconomyWorld HistoryInterventionism

When leading Europhiles say they want more European unity, what they really seem to want is more bureaucracy, regulation, and control.

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The Political and Economic Mystiques of State Power

World HistoryPolitical Theory

One of the mysteries of human history is how a handful of rulers succeed in gaining the loyalty and obedience of large numbers of subjects and citizens.

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Let Catalonia Decide

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

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

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

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

"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

"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

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

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

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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