Category Archives: Polycentrism

Venice independence

(Mises.org) With an 89 percent majority, the voters of Venice have elected to leave Italy. In practice, what this really means is that the Venetians plan to no longer send tax revenues to Rome. Apparently, the Venetians, who inhabit the … Continue reading

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An alternative to government science

(New York Times) American science, long a source of national power and pride, is increasingly becoming a private enterprise. In Washington, budget cuts have left the nation’s research complex reeling. Labs are closing. Scientists are being laid off. Projects are … Continue reading

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Homeschooling a fresh alternative to Statist schooling

Source: TopMastersInEducation.com

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George Will, increasingly intelligent

“I’ve lived in Washington now for 44 years, and that’s a lot of folly to witness up close,” says Washington Post columnist George Will. “Whatever confidence and optimism I felt towards the central government when I got here on January … Continue reading

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On the fall of the nation-state and the return of the city-state

(TED) It often seems like federal-level politicians care more about creating gridlock than solving the world’s problems. So who’s actually getting bold things done? City mayors. So, political theorist Benjamin Barber suggests: Let’s give them more control over global policy. … Continue reading

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When the government fails to do its job…

(Fox News Baltimore) As the number of street crimes committed in Baltimore City escalates, so does the level of fear. This has caused communities to look beyond the police for protection. In Baltimore City there are four special tax districts … Continue reading

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To a government that has forgotten its place

(The Objective Standard) On June 4, Becky Gerritson, a founder of the Wetumpka Tea Party in Alabama, testified before congress about the IRS’s abusive practices toward Tea Party groups. Her poignant words deserve repeating. Gerritson began by explaining what motivated her to … Continue reading

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The most sacred of the duties of a government is to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.

Thomas Jefferson.

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Homeschooled kids are the future of liberty

(Forbes) The modern homeschool movement comes largely by Christians aghast over an academic establishment overrun by progressives. Schools long ago became laboratories for instilling statism and distilling politically correct groupthink. Values clarification anyone? With public education increasingly geared toward multicultural … Continue reading

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A Republican criticism of Libertarianism

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Author Ann Coulter discusses what the GOP stands for on Stossel. She has some valid points, including “Get rid of the Welfare State, and then we can talk.”

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Good reads–One World Schoolhouse

Salman Khan’s One World Schoolhouse is a brief summary of mass education, where it’s been, and where it ought to go. It would be difficult to find a more comprehensive, big-picture, and revolutionary argument on the subject. Luckily, Khan is … Continue reading

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Land, the new gold

(CNBC) Two billionaire brothers from Texas recently bought 177,000 acres of ranch land in Montana, bringing their total land holdings in the state to more than 276,000. The brothers, Farris and Dan Wilks, who made their money from selling Frac Tech … Continue reading

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A critique of Bitcoins

Episode 10 – Bit Coins the Currency of the Dark Net from Minute MBA by OnlineMBA.com on Vimeo. The idea that BitCoins are dangerous because they are used for illicit transactions is a fair concern, but can one really assume … Continue reading

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When in the Course of human events…

In the wake of the latest election, several states have petitioned the White House to peacefully secede from the United States. Sometimes, that is all that seems to be left in a system that is overgrown and overbearing. The US … Continue reading

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What to do in a divided nation?

From the Introduction of the book: During the run-up to the mid-term election in 2010, as it became apparent that scores of Democrats would be replaced by a troop of Republican ‘Tea Party’ candidates, a bystander was almost guaranteed to … Continue reading

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If The World Picked U.S. President…

…then we wouldn’t be the U.S. (NPR) The presidential election here at home is neck and neck. The Real Clear Politics average of the popular vote puts Gov. Mitt Romney 0.6 percent ahead of President Obama.But if the world had … Continue reading

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Charter cities set for development

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Investors can begin construction in six months on three privately run cities in Honduras that will have their own police, laws, government and tax systems now that the government has signed a memorandum of agreement approving … Continue reading

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American exceptionalism pronounced at Republican National Convention

Transcript: When the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare, the first words out of my mouth were: I still think it is unconstitutional! The leftwing blogs were merciless. Even my wife said — can’t you pleeeease count to ten before you speak? … Continue reading

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When the law contradicts what most people regard as moral and proper, they will break the law whether the law is enacted in the name of a noble ideal such as equality or in the naked interest of one group at the expense of another.

Milton Friedman, Free to Choose.

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Downsizing the Federal Government

(Cato) The federal government is running massive budget deficits, spending too much, and heading toward a financial crisis. Without a change of direction in Washington, average working families will be faced with huge tax increases and a lower standard of … Continue reading

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