World History

Displaying 11 - 20 of 1217

How Political Competition Made Europe Rich

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/26/2017
Political decentralization is “the essence of the spirit of Europe.” It is what made room for the merchant to trade and for the worker to innovate.

Read more

What the Tobacco Industry Did for Women

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/25/2017
Far from being a tool of the so-called patriarchy, marketplace producers enthusiastically cater to anyone willing to join in.

Read more

Conceived in Liberty: The Medieval Communes of Europe

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/24/2017
The urban "communes" of medieval Europe were the early cradle of economic and political freedoms that would transform Europe in later centuries.

Read more

Inequality Doesn't Create Poverty

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/18/2017
When egalitarians like Oxfam say some people are "worse off," they really mean those people are getting rich more slowly than some others.

Read more

Oxfam's Hypocrisy on Private Wealth

The EntrepreneurWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

By Oxfam's methods, anyone with a few bucks in the bank is causing poverty for the bottom 10%. Oxfam, of course, has much more than a few bucks.

Read more

Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

Corporate WelfareFree MarketsWorld History

Blog01/13/2017

Does not big business wrap itself in the mantle of free markets? If so, are not exponents of free markets supporting crony capitalism?

Read more

What European Integration Should Look Like

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/12/2017

The European Union could have been a mere union of states committed to increasing free trade and free movement. But, it has become nothing of the sort.

Read more

The "Curse" of Labor-Saving Machinery Is Nothing New

Free MarketsWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/10/2017

Amazon's new cashier-less and staff-less store is just the latest move in a long history of innovations that have made workers obsolete.

Read more

Italy Needs a Dose of Bugatti Capitalism

World HistoryPolitical Theory

"Bugatti capitalism," typified by hyper-inventiveness and cutting-edge technological prowess that changed the course of Italian industry.

Read more

"These Deeply Momentous Things": United States Intervention into World War I

World History

Blog01/09/2017

With 2017 now upon us, we are moving toward the hundredth anniversary of direct American intervention into the Great War in April 1917.

Read more

Shield icon library