Masked Lockdowns are UnAmerican

– May 19, 2020

Americans don’t quarantine out of fear of viruses, nor do these rugged individualists uniformly don masks to protect themselves. Instead, Americans are the solution to whatever the problem is; always too busy and productive to be held back by shelter-in-place orders and fears of N-95 shortages.

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Why Didn’t the Constitution Stop This?

– April 30, 2020

Once a federal court (especially SCOTUS, from which there is no appeal) declares a law unconstitutional, as SCOTUS has often done to state laws throughout US history, the political dynamic changes dramatically. States must comply or face that other side of federalism.

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The Strangest Thing about the Debate

– February 26, 2020

The trouble with the 7 people on the stage last night is that they have little or no regard for our personal plans. It’s their plans for us that matter. Our lives are mere abstractions to them.

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How Liberalism Can Survive Left-Right Polarization

– February 19, 2020

We need to form in our minds a beautiful vision of the society and world we want to inhabit, not in its detailed operation like the central planners, and not as an end state like the socialist utopians, but in its ever-evolving institutions that serve human well being above all else.

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If Libertarianism Hollowed Out, Why?

– January 8, 2020

Becoming a libertarian doesn’t mean leaving your humanity behind; on the contrary, it means embracing it fully and believing that the potential of a free life on earth is far from fully realized.

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The Case for a Coercive Green New Deal?

– August 6, 2019

The founder of The Nation magazine would have completely rejected the Green New Deal as a socialist and illiberal disaster. 

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The Fairytale of Hegemonic Neoliberalism

– June 5, 2019

Far from fighting to supplant a prevailing ideology for our age, “neoliberalism’s” critics appear to be battling a phantasm of their own imagining.

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No Complex Society Can Be Socialist

– February 6, 2019

“Tonight,” Trump said, “we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” Indeed no complex society can be.

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The Dangers of Totalitarian Planning, Past and Present

– July 31, 2018

All forms of government intervention — taxation and regulation — within a market economy are forms of government planning.

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Your Freedom and Rights are Highly Conditional, Says Court

– June 7, 2018

Yes, the court decided the right way, but narrowly and not in a way that should calm the worries of anyone who believes in basic freedoms.

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Cuban Exile Sues Communist Regime for Expropriating Her Life

– May 10, 2018

“Anything that our eyes could see, that our noses could smell, that our mouthes could taste, and that our ears could hear had to fit the [communist] ideological framework. Quite literally, the state expropriated my body.”

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