Contra the Hobbesian theory of state coercion as the source of current-day peace, I analyze a variety of historical research offering a more complex view of state-formation and violence since the middle-ages.
According to Jacobin Magazine’s Matt Bruenig, even libertarian institutes grudgingly admit that a single-payer healthcare system would save trillions of dollars over a 10-year period. I contend that this is based on a severely faulty analysis of the working paper cited in his article, which actually presents the figure as an unrealistic lower-bound estimate subject to much criticism.
Contemporary political discourse in Western nations more often than not revolves around news-cycles and breathtaking events. Not exempt from this … Meer
Today’s political environment is one where the concept of “Social Justice” has become so ingrained in many people’s minds as … Meer
The Dutch system of “Pillarization” divided the Netherlands according to belief system, but united all but the classical liberals in the belief that sovereignty belongs to one’s own circle rather than a centralized state. The philosophy on which pillarization is based illumminates a possibly preferable alternative to our current descent into centralization; (inter)nationalism, and grievance-based identity politics.
Part 1 of a comprehensive review of a meta-analysis of the effect of firearm legislation on the homicide rate. This part analyzes the effect of ‘shall issue’ laws and ‘Stand your Ground’ and ‘Castle Doctrine’ legislation.