The American Economy and the End of Laissez-Faire: 1870 to World War II

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1. The Civil War and Its Legacy

  • American Economy Rothbard

Tags U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

01/15/2010Murray N. Rothbard

How does government intervene in the economy? What are the consequences? What are the motivations behind passing these interventions? The lives of the people involved explain why they do these things. Rothbard delves into the religious views of the leaders in American history to understand motivations. Schools, drink, and Sabbath laws were the focus of Yankees in Northern states for ninety years.


Lecture 1 of 13 presented in Fall of 1986 at the New York Polytechnic University.

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