Tagged: Decentralization

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Anti-Intellectualism and Magical Thinking

A couple follow-up thoughts on DougJ’s response to my Little Republics post. First of all, I think the charge of anti-intellectualism is a little off the mark. I have absolutely nothing against intellectuals or...

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Little Republics & Little Platoons

‘Beyond the Wild Wood comes the Wide World,’ said the Rat. ‘And that’s something that doesn’t matter, either to you or me. I’ve never been there, and I’m never going, nor you either, if...

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Sam Smith’s Progressive Populists

Serves me right… go on vacation, miss a bunch of fun realignment posts.  Anyway, I’m still sorting though and catching up, but I do hope to have some more complete thoughts on the subject...

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The Tyranny of the City

Conor has grappled with the implications of New York’s cultural dominance and with the socio-political constraints of Washington, D.C. I think on both counts he misses his mark. I won’t delve too much into...

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The tinkerer’s disposition

We owe where we are to the habit — and the freedom — of tinkering. ~ Jason, on the libertarian disposition I think there are two types of tinkering. There is the tinkering of...

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Liberaltarianism is dead

“I don’t want to say that liberaltarianism is dead. But is it endangered? Sure. It deserves to be.” ~ Jason Kuznicki I think the hopes placed in the Obama administration by libertarians have been...

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Wendy Kaminer wants fewer guns, more pornography

Well, not quite. But she has an interesting post on obscenity law and firearms: If you consider a stash of obscene videos scarier than a stash of firearms then this is the country for...

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Say Good-bye to your local Farmer’s Market

This reminds me of the ridiculous measures taken after the lead scare.  Not good news, to be sure.  Funny how we got along just fine without any of these massive outbreaks of food-contamination until...

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Working with what we’ve got…part II

Daniel Larison picks up arguably one of my most awkwardly worded sentences in one of my most awkwardly written posts and then writes: It’s true that idealism would be quite heavily burdened by idealism,...

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In Defense of Corruption*

One has to admire Murtha’s honesty. “If I’m corrupt, it’s because I take care of my district” might not represent the best of disinterested liberal governance, but it’s a refreshingly frank admission of his...

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