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How the Berlin Wall Spurred My Biggest Blunder

Big GovernmentThe Police StateWorld History

Blog02/15/2018
If the guards had found my little notebook of observations on environmental debacles, my stay in the East Bloc might have been extended indefinitely.
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How Entrepreneurs Wouldn't Let a Beloved Car Brand Die

The EntrepreneurWorld History

Not all entrepreneurship end up with mass production. Sometimes it involves deeply personal efforts to make a very personalized product.
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Class Theory and Cultural Marxism

SocialismWorld History

Blog02/01/2018
Modern ideas of political correctness are often real-world applications of Marx’s opposition to people with the "wrong" class consciousness.
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Secession Movements in Mexico Challenge Federal Power

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyWorld History

Blog01/31/2018
Mexican towns and cities are turning to partial secession to fight crime and corruption. Will the central government let them get away with it?
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Can Double-Entry Bookkeeping Save the World?

World History

Blog01/25/2018
Accounting is rarely held up as a terribly exciting topic, but in many ways, good accounting makes capitalism and economic progress possible.
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A Brief (and Messy) History of Modern Gold Standards

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryGold Standard

After World War I, the term "gold standard" took on many meanings — a fact that eventually led to that standard’s degradation and abrogation.
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The Man Who Fought to Liberalize Communist Yugoslavia

World History

Blog01/06/2018
Even during the Cold War, some Yugoslav leaders fought to liberalize the nation's economy and pull away from the model of Soviet central planning.
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The Hanseatic League: An "Empire" of Commerce

Decentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

The prosperous League had no coherent political organization, and there was no clearly defined administrative center or a system for raising taxes.
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In Africa, Ending a Despot Doesn't End Despotism

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog12/30/2017

We can replace corrupt despots in Zimbabwe and South Africa all day long, but unless major institutional changes take place, nothing will change.

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