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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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Controlling Missouri, Part 1: Nathaniel Lyon in St. Louis

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/09/2018Audio/Video
Nathaniel Lyon, a notoriously harsh officer in the US army, is sent to St. Louis to ensure Missouri’s place in the Union.
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How Liberal Adoption Laws Helped Romania’s Orphans

HealthWorld HistoryValue and Exchange

Blog08/08/2018

People usually recoil at the idea of trading babies for money, but in the wake of Soviet deprivation, easy-adoption laws helped countless orphans in Romania.

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"Sweatshops" Are Like Lifeboats for the Poor — Don't Sink Them

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyLabor and Wages

Blog08/02/2018

The answer to why people continue to work in such deplorable conditions is pretty simple: they don’t have any other options.

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The First Battle of Bull Run, Part 6: Aftermath

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

08/01/2018Audio/Video
In the North, the Union defeat at Bull Run changed everyone's perspective on the war. In the South, there were no celebrations for the costly victory.
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The Progressive Era

U.S. History

07/30/2018Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
More than twenty years after his death, Rothbard is proving that he still has much to teach us.
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