Decentralization and Secession

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Rothbard on National Liberation

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory


Nationalism is not a unitary, monolithic phenomenon. If it is aggressive, we should oppose it; if liberatory, we should favor it. 

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The Future of Government is Smaller

Decentralization and SecessionEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property


In a truly free society, the scope of government easily can be reduced to a much smaller domain than even many friends of freedom often think.

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Jeff Sessions is Wrong: Nothing is "Settled"

Decentralization and SecessionStrategyU.S. HistoryWorld History


Can political arrangements be dissolved peacefully? Legally? At the ballot box? By any mechanism short of outright violence and civil war?

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The Myth of America's "Stingy" Welfare State

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending


With welfare, the US outspends Canada and Australia, and is on a par with Switzerland. On government healthcare, the US outspends nearly everyone.

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Brexit Has Reached the Point of No Return

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal Economy

In the absence of waning UK power in Brussels, the EU is pushing even worse policies than before, making a UK return at this point very unwise.

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From Abortion to Circumcision, Democracy Won't Save Minorities from the Majority

Decentralization and SecessionPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Not every conflict in values can be solved with democracy or dialogue. Often, it just comes down to the majority trampling the minority.

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Secession Movements in Mexico Challenge Federal Power

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyWorld History

Mexican towns and cities are turning to partial secession to fight crime and corruption. Will the central government let them get away with it?

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Before Roe v. Wade, Abortion Had Always Been a State and Local Matter

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

In the late 19th century, anti-abortion activists went to state legislatures for restrictions, while the federal government was mostly ignored.

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The Hanseatic League: An "Empire" of Commerce

Decentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

The prosperous League had no coherent political organization, and there was no clearly defined administrative center or a system for raising taxes.

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In a Stateless World, Can You Grow Veggies In Your Front Yard?

Bureaucracy and RegulationDecentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Without privatization or secession, the majority can run untrammeled over a minority, and the minority has no escape.

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