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Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Van Buren Administration

by Joshua Steedman on Aug 14, 2019

Although Van Buren himself was an effective politician, his years as president prompted scholars to rank Van Buren’s presidency as average, grouped among some of the least-effective and forgettable presidents in U.S. history

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Filmore Administration

by Taylor Patterson on Jun 26, 2019

For Filmore, slavery was a moral wrong, and imposing on states’ rights was a legal wrong, but for U.S. history, the chimera of legislation that became the Compromise of 1850 was a catastrophic mistake.

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Getting Married and Divorced on the Blockchain

by Spencer Neale on Oct 9, 2018

“Life is not eternal and death can separate us, but the Blockchain is forever.” - David Mondrus and Joyce Bayo on their blockchain wedding

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Libertarians and ‘Unicorn Governance’

by Anthony Comegna, Steven Horwitz, and Caleb O. Brown on Jan 25, 2017

An economist and historian discuss the strengths and weaknesses libertarians tend to exhibit when communicating with new audiences and dealing with new ideas.

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What Can Adam Smith Teach Us About Tax Policy?

by Scott Drenkard on May 28, 2015

Smith constructed four maxims of taxation for public funding. We use them to evaluate our current tax system, which “notably deviate[s] from these principles.”

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You Don’t Own Me

by Timothy Sandefur on Mar 19, 2015

Sandefur explores how the idea of self-ownership has been expressed in American popular culture and intellectual discourse.