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Bernie Sanders, the Accidental Nominee

by Paul Matzko on Mar 2, 2020

Sanders’ frontrunner status is a symptom of the devolution of the Democratic Party. Collective action problems could produce Sanders 2020 just like they did Trump 2016.

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Trump, the Accidental President

by Paul Matzko on Feb 10, 2020

Donald Trump is a symptom and not the cause of the decline of the Republican Party. 

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Abolitionism Was Actually a Free Market Cause

by David S. D’Amato on Feb 6, 2020

The 1619 Project and the debate it spurred have both been fraught with conceptual and historical misunderstandings about the relationship between slavery and free markets.

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Cato’s Letters: 300 Years

by Chris Edwards on Feb 4, 2020

For Americans, Cato’s Letters is a reminder that the fight for liberty did not begin in 1776, and also that it will never end because the thirst for power is unquenchable.

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The Death of the Modern Political Party

by Paul Matzko on Jan 30, 2020

Martin Van Buren could have warned us that Donald Trump is what you get when a modern political party stops functioning like one.

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Trump the Decider

by Gene Healy on Jan 29, 2020

War powers practice in the early republic suggests that the president’s power of “self‐​defense” was far narrower than Trump’s defenders imagine.

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How the Repeal of the Corn Laws Toppled Mercantilism

by Maria Chaplia on Jan 23, 2020

Despite its incredible potential to boost peace and prosperity, free trade has always had to fight an uphill battle against the seeds of trade protectionism planted by mercantilism in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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John Lewis, Libertarian Hero

by Michael F. Cannon on Jan 21, 2020

Few in the libertarian movement have suffered as much as Lewis for the cause of freedom.

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The Social Harms of Taxing Private Wealth

by Steven Horwitz on Jan 8, 2020

Taxing private wealth isn’t putting idle resources to use; it’s uprooting resources already being put to productive ends in the economy.

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The Deep State’s Tyranny Endures

by David S. D’Amato on Dec 20, 2019

Nowhere in the Constitution does it carve out a spot for secretive bureaucracies that never have to answer to the public.