Legal System

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The Tragedy of the Commons in the Courtroom

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog06/22/2017
Since using the court system costs them nothing, police and prosecutors have an incentive to load up the court system with non-violent "crimes."

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Jeff Sessions's Reefer Madness

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog06/20/2017
Jeff Sessions's war against marijuana legalization will do nothing to fight crime or improve health.

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Terry McAuliffe's Fuzzy Math on Gun Homicides

HealthLegal System

Blog06/15/2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe likes to use made-up numbers about "gun violence."

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Behind America's Skyrocketing Overdose Death Rates

HealthLegal System

Blog06/09/2017
Thanks to over-use of prescription painkillers, many patients are becoming addicts who must later turn to illegal drugs to get their next fix.

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The Medical Marijuana Racket

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog06/08/2017
Some freedom is better than no freedom, but the lengths to which governments will go to regulate legal marijuana is amazing.

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Natural-Law Libertarianism and the Pursuit of Justice

Legal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog06/07/2017
Before endorsing a legal system, libertarians must first figure out what justice is. The natural-law framework is one way of figuring this out.

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Civil Asset Forfeiture: Another Stealth Tax

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog06/07/2017
Local governments could go to the taxpayers and ask for more revenue to fight crime. But, it's much easier to seize it from innocent suspects instead.

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Self-Determination, not Universalism, is the Goal

Free MarketsLegal SystemStrategyPolitical Theory

Blog05/29/2017
The future is decentralized; why are so many libertarians arguing for the opposite?

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The Drug War: Will the Trump Administration OD on Authoritarianism?

Big GovernmentLegal System

Blog05/22/2017
Jeff Sessions has a history of fanatical devotion to the drug war, but his stance is at odds with the reality of the drug war’s failure.

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4 Problems With Jeff Sessions's New "Tough on Crime" Stance

Legal SystemThe Police StateTaxes and Spending

Blog05/16/2017
Violent crime is already illegal in all 50 states under state laws. The last thing we need is a new wave of federal prosecutions of non-violent people.

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