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Law, Justice, Police

What If We Didn’t Have Police at All?

June 10, 2020 – Chris Calton …… We already employ a wide variety of nonpolice crime deterrent strategies, from private gun ownership to security cameras to private security. Meanwhile, in spite of the proliferation of police and police departments, crime, rioting, and looting endure. Continue reading →

6 Things We Learned from Prohibition

March 9, 2020 – John Phelan …… In a book on prohibitions, John Meadowcroft of King’s College in London offers several “generic lessons and implications” of the practice. Hint – prohibition does more harm than good. Continue reading →

The Origins of the Thought Police — and Why They Scare Us

February 21, 2020 – Jon Miltimore …… In a sense, “1984” is largely a book about the human capacity to maintain a grip on the truth in the face of propaganda and power. It might be tempting to dismiss Orwell’s book as a figment of dystopian literature. Unfortunately, that’s not as easy as it sounds. Modern history shows he was onto something. Continue reading →