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It's OK To Buy Your Pet a Halloween Costume (and Other Luxuries)

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

10/19/2018Audio/Video
Money spent on "luxuries" goes to support ordinary people who use profits from luxury goods to make a living and support their families.
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Capitalism Makes Us More Humane

Socialism

10/18/2018Audio/Video
Why is it that starving Venezuelans are eating dogs while Americans are rescuing dogs from hurricanes?
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Yes, Inequality Is a Problem — When Caused by the Government

Socialism

10/18/2018Audio/Video
Some inequality arises naturally from freedom of choice. Some comes from government meddling. One is good and the other is bad.
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The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, Part 2: A Little Short of Boats

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/17/2018Audio/Video
Ball’s Bluff evolves from a “slight demonstration” into a small-scale battle, and claims the life of one of President Lincoln’s closest personal friends.
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The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, Part 1: A Slight Demonstration

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/10/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton details all of the mistakes that were made leading up to The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, setting the stage for a Union catastrophe.
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We Must Have Kentucky

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/03/2018Audio/Video
The Lincoln administration does everything it can to ensure that Kentucky is not taken over by secessionists.
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Forming West Virginia

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/26/2018Audio/Video
When Virginia decided to join the South, many Unionists in the western portion of the state were opposed to the move.
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A Policy of Northern Oppression

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/19/2018Audio/Video
As the fear of spies and traitors spread through the North, political arrests became commonplace, even in states as far north as Maine.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 6: Martial Law

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/12/2018Audio/Video
Included in John C. Frémont’s declaration of Martial Law is the first emancipation proclamation of the war.
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Controlling Missouri, Part 5: Bloody Hill

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

09/05/2018Audio/Video
Confederate and Union forces fight on Bloody Hill, and the Battle of Wilson’s Creek comes to an end.
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