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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

See also his YouTube channel here.

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On "Grievance Studies" and Academic Book Burning

U.S. History

Blog10/19/2018

There's a long history of deliberately producing terrible scholarship with the intent of showing how arbitrary, political, and incompetent editors and publishers are.

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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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You Can't Legislate Physical Reality

Blog10/11/2018

Lawmakers once tried to legislate the value of Pi.

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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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Boston's Ice King: A Forgotten Capitalist Hero

The Entrepreneur

Blog10/04/2018

Frederic Tudor solved the problems of transporting large amounts of ice over long distances and introducing the citizens of Calcutta to their first taste of ice cream.

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