Political Theory

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Peter Bos and the Road to Freedom

Political Theory

Blog06/04/2018

"The greatest fallacy of the classical liberals was their assumption that a constitutionally limited state government was necessary."

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Labor and Capitalist Exploitation: Böhm-Bawerk and the Close of Marx’s System

Political Theory

Marx was wrong about the basics of value and exchange — and thus was wrong about the relationship between owners and laborers.

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Is There a Difference Between Economic Power and Political Power?

Capital and Interest TheoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/24/2018

Critics of capitalism are often confused by the difference between political and economic power. 

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An Anti-Inflation Program

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog05/21/2018

It is instructive to consider what a sensible anti-inflationary legislative program would be like if we could get it.

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In What Way Are Political Representatives Representative?

Political Theory

Blog05/12/2018

Is it possible to represent a constituency of people who hold varying and diverse opinions without betraying some of those same constituents?

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Under the Skin

Political Theory

Blog05/04/2018

Taleb contends that you shouldn’t put someone else’s skin in the game without putting your own in it as well.

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Why the President Said "No"

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/09/2018

And yet I feel obliged to withhold my approval ... [for] the appropriation of public funds...

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Why Businessmen Don't Make Good Politicians

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/07/2018

It is a common fallacy that if a person is successful in business, they will be a good politician. This is dangerously naive.

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Forget Electoral Democracy — Give "Demarchy" a Chance

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog04/06/2018

There's no reason to believe choosing representatives through a lottery system or "by chance" is worse than what we have now. 

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Mencken: A Retrospect

Political Theory

Blog04/06/2018

I hope to correct a persistent misunderstanding about Mencken's economic and political ideas.

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