Part I: Libertarian Paternalism and Nudges

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By Brian Chiglinsky   J.J. Abrams aside, none of us is perfect.** As a wealth of psychological research shows, we’re not always the best at making decisions. Even Michael Jordan thought baseball was… Continue reading

Beasts of No Nation and the Loss of Innocence

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“When this war is over, I am thinking I cannot go back to doing childish things.” Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation opens with Agu, a young boy, and his friends running around… Continue reading

Last Young Gun Standing

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About sixteen months ago, fresh on the heels of Eric Cantor’s humiliating primary defeat, I predicted that Paul Ryan would soon be shaking in his boots. Lo, it has come to pass. At… Continue reading

The “Libertarian Moment” is Here to Stay

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Last year the New York Times Magazine noted the ascendance of libertarian-ish Republican senator Rand Paul and asked whether America’s “libertarian moment” had finally arrived.  Now, again using Rand Paul as a focal… Continue reading

Rand Paul and the Art of Privilege Checking

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There were many, many great moments in yesterday’s Republican Presidential Debate, and a few surprises as well. For one, the mere fact that CNN isn’t Fox News lent the moderators and candidates an… Continue reading

The Know Nothing Party, 2.0

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Reader, perhaps you too have turned on your television, taken in a news program, and thought, “What the hell is going on in America right now?!” Fear not. Because if history teaches us… Continue reading

Chat Corner: What are Bernie Sanders chances? Angie and Sebastian discuss the effect of early primaries on candidate momentum.

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Sebastian and Angie discuss presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his chances in the 2016 Democratic primary. The conversation is edited and compiled. *** ANGIE: So let’s talk about Bernie Sanders actual chances to win… Continue reading

The Case for the National Civilian Community Corps

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Luke Rafferty works in online marketing by day and contemplates the rise and fall of Aaron Sorkin by night.  He graduated from an accredited socialist commune called Hampshire College with a concentration in… Continue reading

Farewell for Now! Sarah Galvez Takes Hiatus to Work on Clinton Campaign

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Well hello, Unfettered Equality readers. Do you remember me? My name is Sarah Galvez and I am a contributor to this amazing blog. You probably have a hard time remembering me because I… Continue reading