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“The Structure of Government” by Ayn Rand

“The Structure of Government” by Ayn Rand
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California Redevelopment Agencies Abused Their Powers & Should Never Return

California Redevelopment Agencies Abused Their Powers & Should Never Return

The California legislature recently dissolved the states redevelopment agencies. Notoriously, the nation’s worst abusers of eminent domain. When the government condemns perfectly fine properties, not for public use, but for private development. California should stand firm in its decision to… Continue Reading

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Government Surveillance: Security v. Liberty? [Fourth Branch]

Government Surveillance: Security v. Liberty? [Fourth Branch]

I’m a naval officer who had a top-secret clearance in the Bush administration working at the Department of Homeland Security and it happened to me, so it can happen to you. There are two broad categories of government surveillance. The… Continue Reading

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Episode 178: Must You Obey Government?

Episode 178: Must You Obey Government?

Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Powell: And I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: Today we have a little bit of a different episode, another one where it’s just Aaron and… Continue Reading

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Episode 111: Building a Better Government (with Richard A. Epstein)

Episode 111: Building a Better Government (with Richard A. Epstein)

Trevor Burrus: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Ross Powell: And I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: Joining us today is Richard Epstein, the Lawrence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School… Continue Reading

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When Governments Cut Spending

When Governments Cut Spending

What history, and both recent history and the most distant past history tells us is that bringing your spending under control through budget cuts and stringency bears big dividends in the short term and the medium term. Obvious case is… Continue Reading

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2008 Financial Crisis: The Government Response

2008 Financial Crisis: The Government Response

What is the grade that you would give the United States for responding to the boom and bust today? The answer is definitely a failing grade. Have we fixed the problems that created this boom and bust? Sadly, no we… Continue Reading

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Episode 106: The Distinction Between Governance and Government (with Edward P. Stringham)

Episode 106: The Distinction Between Governance and Government (with Edward P. Stringham)

Aaron Ross Powell: Welcome to Free Thoughts from Libertarianism.org and the Cato Institute. I’m Aaron Powell. Trevor Burrus: And I’m Trevor Burrus. Aaron Ross Powell: And today we’re joined by Edward Peter Stringham. He’s a Davis Professor of Economic Organizations… Continue Reading

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Why Government Fails

Why Government Fails

ANTONY DAVIES: Public choice economics is a field in economics in which we take what we understand about how humans behave, which is normally applied to humans in the private sector, and we apply this knowledge to humans in the… Continue Reading