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Ignore the tough talk – Trump’s Iran policy will be much like Obama’s

For all its grandstanding, Trump's administration is just following an American tradition of coercing Iran and its 'malign influence' The first public pronouncements by President...

Libertarians and War: A Bibliographical Essay

The relationship between war and libertarianism has interested me since 9/11. In the aftermath of those terrorist attacks, I witnessed in grim fascination many...

White House: Trump Expects Russia to Give Crimea to Ukraine

Also Expects to Get Along With Russia According to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, President Trump “expects” Russia to both make the level of...

Steve Bannon Believes Winter Is Coming

"History is seasonal and winter is coming.” No, that’s not a Game of Thrones quote. It’s the last line of a 2010 documentary called Generation...

Tariffs, Pickpockets, and the Nationalist Snake in the Moral Grass

Like nearly all economists, I am inclined to explain to people who favor tariffs that such taxes entail inefficiencies. They make the consummations of...

The Absurd Consequences of a “Right to Privacy”

British MP David Davis’s text messages poking fun at the appearance of a female colleague make him the latest whipping boy for those determined to root...

Major Blow to Obamacare Mandate

IRS Won't Reject Tax Returns That Don't Answer Health Insurance Question The tax agency has stopped requiring individual filers to indicate whether they maintained health...

New Declassified CIA Memo Presents Blueprint for Syrian Regime Collapse

A newly declassified CIA document explored multiple scenarios of Syrian regime collapse at a time when Hafez al-Assad's government was embroiled in a covert "dirty war" with Israel...

What If Food Distribution Worked Like Public Education?

An Analogy One of the most important things to consider when buying a house is the quality of the grocery district. As the name implies, the...

Libertarian Islam

A commonly used epithet to describe Islam is ‘The Religion of Peace,’ but this is inaccurate and confusing. The phrase became more commonly used after...