Democracy


Misdiagnosing Populism

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute November 30, 2017   Misdiagnosing Populism   Is populism inherently bad? Deirdre McCloskey, speaking earlier this month to a meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society in Stockholm, certainly thinks so. Her broad and sweeping liberal critique of populism focused not on criticisms of current populist movements, but rather on the big-picture issues of […]

Misdiagnosing Populism

Madison's Definition of Democracy Is Now Irrelevant

Madison’s Definition of Democracy Is Now Irrelevant

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute November 5, 2017   Madison’s Definition of Democracy Is Now Irrelevant   The claim that the United States political system is “a republic, not a democracy” is often heard in libertarian and conservative circles, and is typically invoked whenever the term “democracy” is used in any favorable context. This claim […]


Bionic Mosquito Draws Blood From Cathy Young

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute July 12, 2017   Bionic Mosquito Draws Blood From Cathy Young     If you haven’t yet read the Bionic Mosquito’s blistering refutation of “libertarian” neocon Cathy Young’s Reason Magazine piece on why Russia is the ultimate evil that must be sanctioned and smashed, do yourself a favor and take […]

Bionic Mosquito Draws Blood From Cathy Young

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American Democracy: A Dead Man Walking

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org May 4, 2017   American Democracy: A Dead Man Walking   Trump’s “sell-out,” as it is called, coming on top of Obama’s eight-year “sell-out,” is instructive. We have now had a Democratic president who sold out the people who elected him and a Republican president who has […]


Monarchy Without the King

Monarchy Without the King

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito January 29, 2017   Monarchy Without the King       The work of the Revolution was the restoration of absolute monarchy. So writes Bertrand de Jouvenel in his book On Power: The Natural History of its Growth. He is writing of the French Revolution. While it took somewhat longer […]


U.S. No Longer Considered a ‘Full Democracy’ — and It’s Not Trump’s Fault

By Carey Wedler The Anti-Media January 26, 2017   U.S. No Longer Considered a ‘Full Democracy’ — and It’s Not Trump’s Fault     The United States is no longer a full democracy, according to an annual report recently released by The Economist. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s ninth annual Democracy Index details the decline of democracy not […]

U.S. No Longer Considered a ‘Full Democracy’ — and It’s Not Trump’s Fault

72 Bombs a Day – How the U.S. Spreads Democracy and Freedom

72 Bombs a Day – How the U.S. Spreads Democracy and Freedom

By Isaac Davis Waking Times January 7, 2017   72 Bombs a Day – How the U.S. Spreads Democracy and Freedom     Among the many other landmark events that took place in 2016, the United States military dropped a whopping 26,171 bombs in foreign nations. This is hardly good news for those on the […]


A CIA-led Coup Against American Democracy Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org December 17, 2016   A CIA-led Coup Against American Democracy Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes   This article by Moon of Alabama is not conspiracy theory. Read it carefully. Check out the links. The article is a documented and accurate description of a coup that is underway. […]

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Walter E. Williams

Majority Rule Equals Tyranny

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com December 7, 2016   Majority Rule Equals Tyranny   It is alleged that Hillary Clinton won a popular vote majority. Therefore, if the nation were not burdened with the antiquated Electoral College, anguished and freaked-out Americans whine, she, instead of Donald Trump, would be the next president of the United […]


The Failure of Democracy, How The Oligarchs Plan To Steal The Election

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org October 30, 2016   The Failure of Democracy, How The Oligarchs Plan To Steal The Election     I am now convinced that the Oligarchy that rules America intends to steal the presidential election. In the past, the oligarchs have not cared which candidate won as the […]

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There is a form of democracy that far better satisfies the criteria to be an ideal – free market capitalism, which represents democratic self-government.

Markets, Not Elections, Are Where Your Choices Truly Matter

By Gary M. Galles Foundation for Economic Education August 30, 2016   Markets, Not Elections, Are Where Your Choices Truly Matter     As November’s election nears, democracy is increasingly invoked as an ideal. Anyone ahead in any poll touts it as evidence they are on “the right side of history” because they better reflect […]


The Real Existential Threats of 2016

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com August 18, 2016   The Real Existential Threats of 2016     On Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year 2016, the national debt is projected to reach $19.3 trillion. With spending on the four biggest budget items – Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, defense – rising, and GDP growing […]

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Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist

Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org August 16, 2016   Why Social Welfare Programs and Democracy Cannot Co-Exist   Writing in his 1922 treatise Socialism, Ludwig von Mises expressed support for democracy, but took a very limited view. Specifically, he suggested the only purpose of democracy is to “make peace, to avoid violent revolutions.” That is, democracy is purely a means […]