Why We Need the Austrian School

When I first joined the political blogosphere, I found the term “Austrian Economics” thrown around a lot by libertarians. The support for this school was and is common among libertarians, and when I first noticed this I was offput. It seemed to me that the Austrian school was nothing more than an excuse by which laissez-faire could be defended. This essay is an answer to my concern.

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What the Second Amendment Means

When the Second Amendment was adopted in December of 1791, the thirteen former colonies were less than a decade removed from their revolution against Great Britain (Brooks). To kick off the war, British forces attempted to take the arms of local militias at Lexington and Concord and the next day, successfully, at the Gunpowder Incident […]

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What is Fascism?

You hear the words “Hitler,” “Nazi,” and “Fascist” thrown around a lot these days. But to see if they are valid descriptors, or just extreme labels meant to inspire a negative emotional response without any correlation to actual facts (a la John Kerry’s claim that American soldiers in Vietnam “razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Kahn,“) we have to know what those facts were. This history series on fascism and nazism will feature quotes taken from reputable sources, by the historians who lived through the events of the 1930s and 40s.

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The Case for Free Trade

We are seeing a seismic shift in America. In the post-World War 2 era, the United States has been a champion of free trade throughout the world, but today, America is led by the most protectionist President in 100 years. Although Americans may disagree on the benefits of free trade, widely accepted economic theory and […]

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