U.S. History

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How Columbus Revolutionized the Global Economy

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/11/2016

Compared to Europe and Asia, the "frontier states" of the Americas really are something different.

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"Sharing Economy" Reveals that Licensing Laws Are Really About Shutting Down the Competition

U.S. HistoryMonopoly and CompetitionPolitical Theory

Blog10/07/2016

Alarmed by successful entrepreneurship and low prices for consumers, government seeks, yet again, to shut down small businesses.

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Did Tariffs Make America Great?

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMonetary Theory

Blog10/06/2016

Economists Stephen Cohen and Bradford DeLong are spouting an unfortunate amount of enthusiasm for Alexander Hamilton's corporatist economics.

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Audio: Why the National Debt Will Only Get Larger

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/06/2016

The national debt and cutting government spending simply are not topics the voters care about anymore.

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Feds To Create Yet Another Ethnic Category?

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/04/2016

When government creates special demographic categories for groups of people, the effects on public policy can be far reaching.

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Decentralize the Elections

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/04/2016

The federal government is using the threat of foreign hackers as an excuse to further nationalize elections in the United States.

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Trump vs. Clinton? Support A Better Fall Campaign

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog09/26/2016

Politics is war by other means. And war claims victims. War has winners and losers. Most of all, war has profiteers

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Equality and The American Democrat

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog09/09/2016

James Fenimore Cooper, America's first national novelist, saw real danger from the impulse toward majority rule as a panacea for every complaint.

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Cronyism: Government, the AMA, and Med Schools

HealthU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog09/07/2016

For decades, governments have been manipulating our views of what medical schools are, and what they should be.

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Trump Is Half Right on the Military

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog09/07/2016

Trump claims to be more skeptical about foreign invasions. That is good. Unfortunately, he also wants to spend a lot more on the military.

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