All posts by Mason Mohon

Mason Mohon is the director of content, chief operations officer, current editor in chief, and a founding member of 71 Republic. He is also a high school policy and congressional debater from Austin, Texas. Inspired by Ron Paul, Mason is a staunch Libertarian and loves to keep up with American politics. When it comes to economics, Mason submits himself to the Austrian School and enjoys reading the works of Ludwig von Mises. Being religious, he also enjoys finding the connections between Christianity and the rights of the individual. Mason is a book junkie, and is always looking for additions to his own personal library. If anyone ever needs to contact him, email him at

The Death of Cinema

The falling world of movie theaters can teach us a thing or two about economics.

Politics is the Game of Sexual Assault and Immoral Action. Why Are We Still Surprised When Politicians Fit This Trend?

The political system exists on violence, so violent people rise to the top, and we are guilty of supporting this system.

From War With Mexico to the Rise of the Republicans: The Politics Leading to the Civil War

Pre Civil War political history began in 1844, particularly with the election. It resulted in a series of events that would result in America's biggest in-country conflict.

Where’s the Money? We Could Have Payed Off the Debt by Now

An MSU economist began to review government documents, and he discovered a more serious waste than we could’ve imagined.

Libertarianism and Heavy Metal: Two Peas in a Pod?

Heavy metal and libertarianism seem to parallel in more than a few ways.

That “Economist” Who Wants Bitcoin Banned? He’s Full of Crap.

Joseph Stiglitz is behind the game with his senseless attacks of Bitcoin.

The Myth of Public Goods

An explanation as to why the socialist theory of public goods is fallacious.

We Need a Separation of Art and State

Art, being what it is, is way too important to put into or near the hands of the state.

The Root of America’s Drug Problem

A look into America's sickness of drug use and its cause, addiction.

The Texas Town That Privatized the Police

The neighborhood of Sharpstown in Texas has successfully implemented a private police force.