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Downton Abbey's Dirty Secret

Mises DailyNovember 29, 2014
Downton Abbey , which returns for a fifth season in January, features an even-handed treatment of the British aristocracy. But behind this nuanced view remains the fact that titled aristocrats usually owe their positions to government favoritism and cronyism.

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Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution: 25 Years Later

Mises DailyNovember 28, 2014
The Velvet Revolution, during which the people of Czechoslovakia revolted against their communist masters, turns twenty-five years old this month. Many people from formerly-communist economies have learned much from the experience, even if many in the West have not.

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